Victoria Faerber is known for being a warm-hearted, caring and giving person. She hails from St. Louis, Missouri and has a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Wisconsin. Victoria also studied at the St. George Meadow Equestrian Academy with an emphasis in dressage and eventing. Victoria was an avid fox hunter and competed in show jumping, dressage, and three day eventing. For the past 20 years, Victoria has passionately worked with underserved children, training them to ride and compete; while giving them opportunities that allow them to visualize their dreams and realize their potential, in spite of any obstacles they have in their path. Along with her many other talents Victoria is a Certified Master Hypnotherapist.
Nathan is the grandson of Jody Bonner and Mayisha Akbar, the founder of the Compton Junior Posse Youth Equestrian Organization. Through the organization he learned basic English horseback riding skills. Nathan’s intense desire to learn every aspect of this sport quickly advanced him and he became the instructor for the other participants.
He spent time apprenticing with Olympic Dressage rider Charlotte Bredahl-Baker and spent several weeks with Will Simpson. Will Simpson not only taught him riding technique, but greatly contributed to his personal growth through life lessons he taught Nathan during that time.
Nathan continued on to many more impactful apprenticeships that led him to coordinating a small holiday show that Dale Harvey attended. The connection that was created through this was monumental, it was impactful enough to land us sponsorships at his A rated shows.
Shortly after, Victoria and Nathan became the show trainers for CJP kids, now Riders United, and took the participants to shows. Since then Nathan and Victoria have created an undeniable bond that developed their unique talent and recognition in rehabbing, training, and connecting participants with horses. Nathan currently is training for the 1.40m and has a training and sales facility located in Temecula, CA.
Erika grew up riding horses in Northern California, and although she has taken intervals away from the sport due to serious injuries, collectively she has over 20 years of experience.
As a junior, Erika competed up to the mini grand prix level and is passionate about riding at that level again. Her grand prix mounts were horses that had been given up on, but through love and patience, turned into the best partners with the biggest hearts.
Erika has a MA in Counseling Psychology and founded Anxious Female, a psychology practice for women who have been impacted by trauma and struggle with anxiety.
Erika first met Victoria and Nathan in 2016 through the Compton Junior Posse, where she prepped the kids for shows, gave lessons, and helped riding and training the horses.
Lia received a BA in Philosophy from USC and soon after graduating entered the business world where she designed decorative housewares for an established import company. After the birth of her first child, and a fair degree of soul searching, she was inspired to shift careers. She returned to school at Pacific Oaks college in Pasadena where she received a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Lia has worked in her private practice for the past 15 years and is daily reminded of the privilege her career affords her - namely to work intimately with others to overcome adversity, develop greater resiliency and transform consciousness along the path of human potential. She works with individuals, couples, and groups, and 3 years ago added an equine therapy arm of her practice (having been an avid horsewoman for much of her life). Lia has sat on the board of two schools and has been a speaker and presenter at various community organizations. Her most enduring teachers remain her loving husband and her three cherished children,