Linda Rubio ~ Horse Expert Witness

HORSE INDUSTRY EXPERT WITNESS
• 24 Years Experience as Equine Expert Witness
• 40 Years Experience as Riding Instructor, Stable Owner/Manager

AREAS OF EXPERTISE - Horsemanship and Barn Management
Riding instructor, 40+ years
Stable owner and manager, 30+ years
Expert witness since 1990 on cases involving issues such as:
• Riding lessons
• Trail rides
• Horse camps
• Horse rentals
• Children’s Horsemanship day camps
• Tack and equipment
• Recreational riding
• Horse-human interactions
• Stable management
• Horse behavior


EXPERIENCE
1981-present Owner/Principal Instructor, & Manager: Miwok Livery
A National Park Service boarding and riding facility in Golden Gate National Recreation Area
• Manages and train employees
• Owns and cares for numerous horses
• Teaches riding to students
• Provides trail rides
• Runs camps for children
1970-1981 Owner/Instructor: Point Reyes Livery, Point Reyes National Seashore (National Park Service)


EQUESTRIAN RIDING SCHOOL - Public Lessons, Camps and Trail Rides
Linda Rubio founded her Miwok Livery in 1981, giving thousands of lessons, group and private to adults and children for over three decades. Her Miwok Livery school has 26 school horses, 17 boarders, a staff of ten instructors, assisants and stablehands. She runs popular public programs including Kids Summer Camps, Show Team, Adult lessons in the arenas and on the trail, Clinics and guided trail rides. See the Miwok Stables website for more information.

STABLE MANAGEMENT
Linda Rubio has thirty years of experience in stable management and equine business management. She operates and manages the Miwok Stables 43 horses, grounds, buildings and staff at Miwok Stables under agreement with the National Park Service. The Miwok Stables are located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, near the Marin Headlands, minutes north of San Francisco.

CERTIFICATIONS
American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) Stable Management and Recreational Riding (2005-Present)
Certified Horseman’s Association (CHA) Advance Instructor (1989-Present)
Centered Riding, Inc. Instructor (1989-2011

)

COMPLETION RIDES
Competed over 3,000 miles in numerous American Endurance RideConference (AERC) rides , The 100 Mile Western States Trail Ride aka TevisCup (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, and 1992) and completed 1,000-mile Pony Express Challenge, Salt Lake City/ Sacramento (1989).



OUTREACH PROGRAMS FOR THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Linda Rubio founded the Miwok Livery Outreach in 1994,now called the Miwok Stables Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, running along side Miwok Livery. The program provides riding programs to members of the community with special needs who benefit from the therapy of interacting with horses. She teaches groups such as the Marin General Hospital Cancer Recovery Unit, and the San Francisco Hunter's Point City of Dreams.

 

CONTACT - LINDA RUBIO

CONTACT Linda Rubio
LindaRubio@miwokstables.com
415-987-0180
251 Pt. San Pedro Rd
San Rafael CA 94901