Meet the Trainers

Torie Dye

Trainer

Torie has been the manager of Westwind Community Barn since 2014. She has a lifelong passion for horses and has been riding since the age of 7. An avid member of United States Pony Club, Torie attended the United States Pony Club National Championships twice and achieved her C-3 Rating. While studying Animal Science and Equine Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Torie was the coach and president of the dressage team. She attended the Intercollegiate Dressage Association National Championships twice, placing first individually and helping her team to a 4th place national ranking. Torie also was a student intern at Pioneer Equine Hospital where she studied equine medical care. Prior to Westwind, Torie was assistant trainer at Millers Equestrian Center and Sanctuary, a non-profit horse rescue and riding school, and was the Director of School Horse Operations at Fremont Hills Stable. She currently manages Westwind Community Barn, including the riding school, boarding program, and Horsemanship Camps, and works with the community to ensure that Westwind remains a vital, thriving part of the town of Los Altos Hills.

Roxanne Raksnys

Trainer

Roxanne has been working with horses for over 20 years. She has a wealth of experience in many different areas, including dressage, jumpers, and eventing. She has been very involved with United States Pony Club as an Instructor and Examiner. Roxanne was head instructor and horse manager for Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship, as well as a professional groom on the Grand Prix FEI dressage circuit. If Roxanne is not in the arena, you can find her in the pool playing water polo, or spending time with her two horses, Pari and Steele.