Welcome to the Altadena Stables blog!

Thank you for visiting our blog. Altadena Stables is a professionally run full service equine facility, operated by Janell Gruss. Nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains and only 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, it is worlds away from hectic city life.

For more information on our boarding, lessons, and training services, visit our website.

A New Year Brings in A New Trainer, New Summer Camp

We’re happy to welcome Janell Gruss - who has over 30 years of experience in a variety of equine sports - as the newest trainer and member of the Altadena Stables team.

Janell attended Michigan State University, after successfully showing nationally on the Quarter Horse Circuit, and majored in horse management. After graduation, she worked in a variety of positions including Breeding Farm Manager, Jockey and a licensed Thoroughbred Trainer. Janell has also assisted veterinarians for over 10 years, treating all types of injuries and illnesses.

Altadena Stables is thrilled to have Janell join trainer Teri Botfield and the rest of the Altadena Stables team as we expand our services. In addition to training, lessons, horse camp and the Social Saddle Club, we now also offer:

     Lay up and rehab for injured or post-op horses
     Starting and finishing of young horses
     Mare foaling and imprinting of foals
     New and “in-out” stalls with pipe corrals

Teri Botfield will continue to be the director for our summer horse camps. We are currently looking for volunteer counselors for our camps. If you are interested in volunteering or attending this years summer camp, you can find more info and our 2015 camp dates here.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to give Altadena Stables a call at 626-797-2012 for more information.