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At Golden Hill Riding Academy in LAEC, there are 12 horses in boarding under the care of founder and trainer Jin Hyun Kwon, including 3 lesson horses for beginner and intermediate riders. New riders are always welcome, as are experienced riders who are ready to take their training to the next level. Scroll down for trainer profiles, fees, lessons and summer camp information. Or contact us any time with your questions.

JinTrainer Profile
Jin Hyun Kwon
Jin Hyun Kwon has been the head trainer at Golden Hill Riding Academy (GHRA) since July, 2002, when it was first established inside the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, California. He is one of the dozen trainers who call LAEC their home, and the only Asian trainer who has had a privilege to work in the famous equestrian facility, originally built to accommodate the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, and the home of many prestigious shows in Southern California.

Jin has been riding horses for the past 30 years, specializing in English show jumping, and competing in many national and international equestrian shows including 3-day events and Grand Prix level shows. As most of his fellow riders in his native Korea have, Jin has been taught the disciplines of both dressage and jumping since he began riding at age 13. He won numerous awards in jumping and dressage shows held in South Korea, where he was born and raised, including the National Jumping Championship Tournament in 1981, and the Korean Equestrian Federation Chairman’s Cup Tournament in 1982. In 1986, after having represented his national team for 5 years, he was qualified to compete in the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988. Since early 80’s, he has participated in numerous international events, such as the 10th Korea-Japan Civilian Equestrian Tournament in 1989, for which he won the first prize. In 1988, he trained the athletes for Modern Pentathlon team, who would compete in the Olympic Games representing Korea. Right before he moved to the U.S.A in 2001, he was appointed to serve as one of the juries in the international competitions and events hosted by the Korean Equestrian Federation.

Beginner Lessons
• Private lessons (1:1 with trainer) on schooling horse
• 45 minutes/lesson
• Will learn to walk, trot, and canter as well as how to tack a horse
• Will prepare riders to compete in equitation/flat classes

Intermediate Lessons
• Private lessons on school horse or client’s own horse
• 45 minutes/lesson
• Will work to improve on flat works and start jumping crossbars and small fences in course.
• Will prepare riders to compete in small show jumping classes
Advanced Class Lessons:
• Private and Group lessons on clients’ own horse
• Advance on flat works, group lessons in jumping courses, and prepare riders to compete in 3’ class and higher

• Packages for Private lessons on school horse:
• $330/month for a package of four, 45-minute private lessons (once/week or 4 times/month)
• $640/month for a package of eight, 45-minute private lessons (twice/week or 8 times/month)
• $900/month for a package of twelve, 45-minute private lessons (three times/week of 12 times/month)

Clients with own horse:
• Monthly lesson and training fee ranges from$1,050 to $1,200, including grooming service, blanket service, turn-out service, special supplements/feeding program, and a maximum of 5 times/week private lesson.

Summer Camp
• Every summer in July - August, Golden Hill Riding Academy runs a 6-week long summer camp, during which private lessons are offered to beginner and intermediate riders everyday from Wednesday - Monday.



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