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Welcome to California Riding Academy®, LLC where riding a horse is a sport in which we take great pride.
You will receive outstanding instruction and personal attention in your

Mortan Hartmann
Michael Traurig is the son of renowned International Show Jumping, Dressage and 3-Day rider, trainer and coach, Bernie Traurig. Michael embraces the forward seat riding system that is the core to Bernie’s successful website Equestrian Coach ( Michael has dedicated his life as a complete horseman, competing internationally in many disciplines including Show Jumping, 3-Day Eventing and Steeplechase Racing.

With a wealth of experience, including a lifetime under Bernie’s tutelage, he is now on California Riding Academy’s Team. Michael is currently accepting new goal-oriented students and horses for Hunters and Jumpers of all levels. Michael’s core system of both teaching students and training horses is based on positive reinforcement and understanding the harmony of horse and rider.

One of Michael’s gifts is translating a seemingly complex system of riding into a simple, common sense approach and method, resulting in content horses and motivated students. Come join our Team!



Michael and his Father, Bernie Traurig.

Michael when he was a Professional Steeplechase Jockey.

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