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Danielle Pennacchietti has been in the Equestrian Business for over 30 years.  She started her training here in Calgary at a local barn in 1978.  She then pursued futher training in the 3 day event discipline by going to a training facility in New Hampshire, U.S.A.  After training  in the U.S. she returned to Canada and started working at Spruce Meadows.  Danielle worked at Spruce Meadows from 1982 - 1984 where she started the young horses as well as groomed for Albert Kley, Linda Southern, and Jonathon Asseline.   Danielle started her own Business training and teaching shortly after this and has continued gaining knowledge by receiving the mentorship of Frank Selinger.  In 1991 she married Jim and they started Riqueza Riding Academy. Together they take great pride in the facility and strive to make it a place where clients can feel at home.


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