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While she may not have envisioned she’d become a leading sport horse breeder, Anita Nardine did grow up in the saddle thanks to inheriting the horse-crazy gene from her mother. Living with horses in her backyard in Altadena, Cal., a young Anita would travel to shows with friends who had Arabians, “and they would literally toss me up on one of their horses and send me in for the kids’ classes.”
After graduating from college, a career as a programmer afforded Nardine the means to buy and compete her own Arabian, and they enjoyed a brief stint in eventing. But a desire to fundamentally improve her riding led Nardine to begin working with Gerhard Politz, and when she returned to the show ring it was in the discipline of dressage. She went on to earn her United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Silver Medal, as well as become a graduate of the USDF “L” Judges Program with Distinction. This expertise both as a competitor and a judge now contribute greatly to Nardine’s success as a breeder of elite Oldenburg sport horses.
Nardine has also been active in the equestrian community, serving on the board of directors of Rose Bowl Riders and the Los Angeles Chapter of the California Dressage Society. She is a past president and former board member of the Flintridge Riding Club, and has served as show chair for the long-standing Dressage at Flintridge show.
Horse crazy since the age of 3, Debra has been working in the horse industry since 1998. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Agriculture Science in 2004 with the intent to teach Agriculture to high school students. However, several terrific equine opportunities arose and she has been working as an equestrian professional since 2002.
Debra has worked in various aspects of the equine industry, from riding and training to managing large boarding facilities. She has continued her education by riding with top dressage professionals in California such as Gerhard Politiz and Kit Stebbins along with various clinicians. Most recently, she attended the CDS symposium on sport horse form and function taught by Kristi Wysocki. She rides and handles several of the young horses on the farm each year, preparing them for show and their future careers.