Through our various training and lesson programs, we are able to offer riders from 10 year old beginners all the way through to competitive "A" horse show competitors, the opportunity to reach their goals.
The youngest of three children, Nick, grew up at Far West Farms. At first, he was more interested in the freedom to run around the property, but at the age of three it all came together at a pivotal moment. A trainer, who was working for his father gave him his first lead-line lesson. This simple experience was to ultimately represent a defining moment on many levels, personally and professionally. Shortly thereafter, his father had Nick Jr. in his arms at the front door as guests arrived for a Christmas party. The trainer who opened up the three-year-old’s world approached the door and Nick Jr. seized the opportunity, he asked her to marry him. And so it all began…
Nicolas (Nick) Konstantine Karazissis was born July 27th, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. He descends from a long line of individuals who were most passionate about two prevailing subjects, education and horses.
On the paternal side, Nick’s grandmother, Grace Karazissis, rode horses in her native Florence, Italy. She and her husband, Nicolas left Florence to work in Peru directly after World War 2 where she continued to ride horses until she was five months pregnant with Nick’s father, Nick Karazissis Sr. His grandfather’s dream was always to live in the United States More...
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You may schedule a lesson Tuesday -Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm or Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00pm. All lessons start on the hour and each session is 60 minutes. In order to provide proper training a maximum of 3 riders can be scheduled on an hourly basis.
By being conveniently located in the center of Malibu on Cross Creek road, yet within the privacy and security of Serra Retreat, we couldn't be blessed with a more perfect location!
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