Welcome to Tulucay Farms

A 22-acre equestrian oasis, located in the Napa Valley. Family-owned and trainer-operated, Tulucay features a competitive Hunter/Jumper show program, Tulucay Show Stables, in addition to offering lessons and pasture retirement under Tulucay Farm. Boarders of all disciplines are welcome, and trailer-in training is offered.

Trainers Brian and Melissa Gruber live on site, and with the help of the team at Tulucay, they are devoted to top-notch horse care and are committed to training horses and riders of all experience levels to meet their full potential.

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Our Team

Brian Gruber, Trainer

With over 36 years of experience in training and showing in the Hunter/Jumper disciplines, Brian teaches with a positive attitude and approach. With extensive experience riding and training at top equitation barns in the highly competitive Zone 2 on the East Coast, Brian honed the required skills to successfully prepare both horse and rider for the Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation rings.

Missy Gruber, Trainer/Rider

Missy began riding and competing in the Hunter/Jumper disciplines from a young age. After training with Brian for many years, Missy turned professional as a trainer and a rider, qualifying both Hunters and Jumpers for high-profile events including Washington International, Devon and Las Vegas National Horse Shows. In addition to her extensive experience on both coasts of the US, Missy spent time in Europe riding with Performance Sport Horse International (PSI).

Taylor Manderscheid, Assistant Trainer

Taylor has been working at Tulucay Farms for almost two years, but she's worked with the Grubers and horses for most of her life. Taylor began taking riding lessons at age 9 with Brian and Missy at their farm in Maryland.

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