About Mark Conley & Concord
Mark opened the doors of Concord Equestrian Center (CEC) in Del Mar Horsepark over 29 years ago with a vision to bring horses into the lives of kids and adults. He was the first Trainer invited to Del Mar Horsepark and 29 years later, he still calls Showpark his home. He has built his reputation on classical English style riding with an emphasis on equitation and jumping. Concord is a place to learn traditional horsemanship and have fun competing. His riders believe working hard and being disciplined allow their riding dreams to come true. Concord has one of the oldest and largest riding academies in Southern California. The academy consists of beginner and intermediate instructors trained by Mark himself. The riders learn horsemanship and a balanced way of riding and jumping. They move up and progress at their own pace.
Mark is a Grand Prix Jumper and has also shown in the Hunters in Europe, Canada and on both coasts with established names as Karen Healy, Robert Dover and George Morris. His style is based on a well respected classical dressage foundation that allows the horse to become its best, physically and mentally. Mark has been known throughout the industry for over 39 years for his natural horse training, hunt seat equitation and classical English teaching. He stands out for his passion for teaching as well as competing. He teaches a select group of serious and committed riders who want to be classically trained and with determined goals (competition or not) of becoming the best they can be.
He has trained all his instructors personally to help them prepare beginners to move up to intermediate levels and finally advanced riders will be trained by himself. His riding academy and training center is know throughout the USA, Europe and Asia as the place to come to be classically trained in hunters and jumpers. Call to make an appointment, (858)259-1148.