Santa Barbara Stables
Montecito Neighbor | April 2022
Equestrian Rebecca Atwater
Rebecca Atwater is a lifelong Montecitan and first-class horse trainer. Her brainchild is Santa Barbara Stables, which was founded to provide a supportive, peaceful and attentive
program that emphasizes safety and fun...
The Independent | July 2009
UCSB Gets an Equestrian Team
“Every day I play and I work and I can't really distinguish the two,“ said Rebecca Atwater, enviably expressing her passion for her career as a professional horse trainer. Atwater, who has been the hunter/jumper trainer at...
Santa Barbara News Press | July 2008
Good Horse Sense
It’s an overcast Friday afternoon at Amapola Ranch in the foothills, and Rebecca Atwater is standing in the center of a ring as five of her top students ride in circles around her. “Your chest is open, your shoulders are rolling...
Montecito Journal | August 2006
Looking Back and Forward
For horse trainer Rebecca Atwater, being on the back of a horse comes as naturally as walking, in fact for her riding came before walking. “We put her on a horse when she was a baby,” says her mom, Regina Atwater...