Sara has been with me for 6 years. She started when I had the horses at the Open Sports Club. She lived in Sant Celoni and to get to the Open at 7 .00 she had to get up everyday at 4.45, take two trains and a bus. Until she got herself a car, but that was only two years later. I always use her as an example: if you really want something you should really work at it.The property that I later bought ended up being… only 5 minutes from Sant Celoni!Now Sara lives in Gualba and she drives three minutes to get to Villa Equus.She started out as a groom and now runs all the equestrian part on the property. She is in charge of the commands, the arenas, the organisation, everything. She also has time to look after and prepare the horses. She is a person with a big working capacity, she´s the perfect stable manager. She also has a great sense of humour and a smile for everyone.Everybody at Villa Equus appreciates her very much.
"I am proud to be responsible for Beatriz´s stables and to work daily with a person who is so dedicated to her horses. She is a hard worker, constant and pays great attention to detail.I have learnt so much on both a professional and personal level.I love working here."
Nazaret is 23 years old, from Burguillos (Seville) and started at Villa Equus in January 2007. She’s a healthy, hard worker. She has started to ride Flamenco, a PRE (pure Spanish bred) born in 2001 and given to me by Joaquín Benjumea at the end of 2006. It´s a horse with a great potential and I’m sure this couple will come far.
"To be here at Villa Equus is a great opportunity to be able to follow the profession that I have chosen and that I want to dedicate myself to. I try to make the most of the opportunities here.I’m proud to be part of Beatriz´s team, which I am enjoying every day more and more! Thank you!"
Paloma came to Villa Equus in April 2008. She´s 22 years old and, besides riding, working all day and doing fitness, she´s studying law with very good grades. This I call willpower.
Her horse Amichi, a Hanoverian gelding born in 2002 by Contendro out of a mother from Esprit, got here pretty wild, but now he´s a serious worker. Next year he´ll be doing Prix Saint George.
Paloma has improved a lot and what she loves most is riding young horses, which she does really good.
Stephen is an english young boy who came to us in March. He´s very dedicated and has an excellent attitude, although he has to work very hard to overcome his old habits in riding. But he´s slowly getting better. He´s always working hard and he loves to…sweep;-)!!!
To be a member of the Villa Equus Team is a huge honour and I am very grateful for this opportunity. I feel very lucky to be a part of such an excellent team and to learn and train under such an outstanding international trainer. Every day I learn more and more, and never do I take for granted just how lucky and privileged I am to be here. The facilities are world class and Beatriz as a trainer really dedicates her whole life to her horses and team. I am now living my dream, I'm a member of the Beatriz Ferrer-Salat Dressage Team. Thank you simply isn't a BIG enough word!!"
Edgar is 20 years old (born 1991) and arrived in April 2011. He´s a very handsome boy, with a great attitude and big talent. He´s riding Beauvalais and they both get on extremely well.
It is a dream come true and a pride to be in Villa Equus and be part of Beatriz´s team, the person I admire the most. I hope to learn as much as possible and to benefit greatly from this experience.
Thank you Beatriz!"
I began doing fitness with Marta in January 2007. Villa Equus has a wonderful gym, I have always thought that fitness training is essential for sportsmen and women. I train for two hours four days a week. We do cycling, cross-trainer, weights, pilates, sit-ups, lots of stretching exercises and swimming. And it makes me feel great!The other riders also train with Marta three times a week.
Sergio started with me doing massages and rehabilitation exercises for my shoulder. Little by little we continued doing fitness training. Marta got pregnant and didn´t come for a few months when she had the baby. That´s when the students and I started really training with Sergio. He´s a very good coach and his training is dynamic and fun. He´s also a very good masseur.