GILROY GAITS WELCOMES NEW TRAINERS. If you are a trainer and are looking for an organized, clean, well-run facility in which to grow your business, contact the office for more information.


Gilroy Gaits features these trainers in several disciplines at this time.


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Katie Hoefs-Martin Dressage

 (650) 714-7526


Katie has earned her USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals as well as USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Freestyle Bars. She has won many USDF All-Breed Championships and CDS/USDF Championship Awards with her own horses as well as client horses. She has graduated USDF “L” Judging Program with distinction. She had ridden with a number of top international trainers and Olympic riders. Currently she and KM Dressage students have to opportunity to work with retired O-judge and active S-judge Axel Steiner.


Along with being a successful competitor to Grand Prix, Katie takes pride in developing horses and riders, regardless of their competitive aspirations. She works with all skill level of riders, all breeds of horses, young horse to Grand Prix, mares, geldings, stallions. Her utmost goal for each rider is to build a confident, trusting relationship with his/her horse through Basics and effective rider understanding so that both horse and rider enjoy their “jobs.”



Meet Erik Martin

Erik has been starting horses for over 20 years. He has competed many years in Working Cow horse and Cutting competitions, including World’s Richest and many Snaffle Bit Futurities with much success riding many well know horses and their off-spring.

Katie and Erik believe the best way to set up a horse for success for the rest of his career is by giving him a good start as a young horse. Erik strives to teach his young horses ride ability, trainability, and confidence. He clearly explains to his horses their “job” so they know what is expected of them and develops confidence in the horse. Erik works with all breeds of horses and their owners, in the saddle and on the ground, to help build a lifelong relationship of understanding and respect for both parties. Erik has a clear understanding of what is required of dressage or jumping horse as well as a horse headed for any western discipline, ensuring your horse gets the best start possible. Erik’s experience and understanding brings a fresh view and strong foundation to all our dressage horses and riders.







Gabe Davide

(408) 499 2475


GD Performance Horses is Home of NRHA Professional Gabe Davide. Gabe focuses on training and showing Open and Non Pro reiners as well as coaching Non Pros. He is well respected and successful trainer who has proven to be one of the top trainers in the industry. He trains and shows his horses with one goal in mind, "Consistent performance at the horses highest potential."



At GD Performance Horses every horse gets treated as an individual. Gabe’s experience and his commitment to excellence allows him to adapt his training approach to each and every horse in order to guide any horse to success and consistency.

Gabe is not only a successful Open rider but also guides his Non Pro clientele to success at WCRHA and NRHA events.


Gabe starts young horses whether for reining, or any Western discipline. Working in the round pen and the arena, his goal is to develop the horse in a calm, accepting environment where the young horse learns with trust and confidence.



Western Performance



Brendon Clark Horsemanship

(940) 452-2389


Our program is designed around producing top quality performance horses in multiple disciplines, specializing in colt starting, problem horses, reined cow horse, reining, roping, cutting, and ranch versatility. Whether it’s starting a colt, working with a problem horse, or your favorite equine discipline, Brendon Clark Horsemanship has a program that gives your horse the foundation it needs. A correct foundation will allow you and your equine partner the ability to go in any direction you choose.



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Maggi Stables

(408) 857-1822


Merin was born and raised in the Bay Area. At the age of 6 she fell in love with horses, more specifically the Morgan horse, and never looked back!  Winning multiple world and National titles as a Junior Exhibitor, she knew showing horses was more than just a hobby, they were her passion.


Deciding to follow her dreams and make training a career, she moved to Maine and took the job as assistant trainer at RAND, one of the nations premier show barns.  It provided her the opportunity to develop her skills and manage a large program. While it was a great learning experience, she always knew she wanted to have her own business in California.


In 2011 at the age of 21, Merin opened her operation, Maggi Stables. And thanks to many loyal customers, great horses and a huge support system, the business has established itself as a top program with many World, National and Regional champions.  From Junior horses to Junior Exhibitors and everything in between, Maggi Stables offers training /instruction in a wide variety of disciplines. Always with the focus on safe, sound horses and happy clients!



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(831) 630-0340

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