Key Staff

As a premier equestrian facility in the greater Houston area, horsemanship is in our blood at Bailey Oaks Farms. We recognize that the welfare of the horses and riders entrusted to our care comes before anything else. Not only do we pride ourselves on our world-class facilities, we also believe in great attention to detail when it comes to the training, health, and well-being of our horses and riders.

PABLO BARRIGA

OWNER - HEAD TRAINER

 

Our team is led by co-owner and renowned horse trainer, Pablo Barriga. Pablo rode his first horse at age six, trained extensively in Europe in all disciplines of English riding, and has competed in high-level show jumping across Europe and the U.S. He trained with some of the best world showjumpers, such as Jean Marc Nicolas (France), Rob Hoekstra (UK) and Luis Alvarez (Spain) and served as head trainer at several competition barns. Pablo and his team provide instruction in a positive way that appeals to both junior riders and seasoned equestrians alike.

ISABEL BALLARD

TRAINER - INSTRUCTOR

 

Isabel started riding when she was five years old in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She developed her love for horses and competed around Ohio. She continued riding on the Bates College Equestrian Team and competed in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. Isabel moved to Texas in 2014 where she met and began training with Pablo. 

OHIANA NEGRETE

TRAINER - INSTRUCTOR

 

Ohiana started riding in a dressage school on a welsh pony in Northern Spain. Upon moving to the United States she started riding jumpers. At age 12 she bought an ex-bronco and retrained him to be a successful jumper. After that, challenging horses became her favorite rides. 

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