Silicon Valley Execs Look to the South for R&R

BRIGHT RANCH's Photos - Spring Horsemanship Seminar-April 18, 2010Silicon Valley can be a very high pressure place sometimes, where even the coffee shop is filled with people huddled over their laptops surfing social networks or churning out code and presentations before tight deadlines. One of the joys of living in the valley is it’s proximity to the great outdoors, and Silicon Valley executives looking to steal a little quiet time can go just 30 minutes south of San Jose and find an oasis of calm in tiny San Martin Ca. There’s the amazing Golf course and resort at Corde Valle and just around the corner is Bright Ranch, a riding academy with a long history of teaching children and adults alike how to care about horses “the Bright Ranch Way”.

Just ask the executive from the top security firm who comes to the ranch to spend some time with the horses and relax. He takes riding lessons here with other high-tech refugees; a regional director of a national non-profit, lawyers, doctors, teachers and local horse-owners needing a “tune up” of their riding skills.

This is where they come to unwind and connect with their dream of riding a horse, many for the first time. Some had horses years ago and always meant to get back to it but never found the time. Trainer and instructor Dennis Bright and his family have created a haven where students come to learn at all levels.

At Bright Ranch Horsemanship Academy lessons are about a lot more than technique. Instructors focus on safety, understanding of the way horses think and respond, the learning process and the comfort level of the students. Students learn at their own pace in a safe and positive environment.

“Over the years I learned I had the ability to help others pursue their dreams through horsemanship education. Not only did my clients become better horsepersons, they also experienced incredible growth in their personal lives.”– Dennis Bright

To hear more from Bright Ranch students and Dennis Bright, view the Vimeo channel for Bright Ranch or head down to the ranch for their Summer Celebration and open house on Sunday June 27. It’s a free event with fun for the whole family.

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