Fernando has been the barn manager for Country Ridge Stables since its inception in 2006. He oversees every aspect of horse care including vet visits, turnout, exercise, supplies and management of other barn employees. Fernando works closely with our trainers to ensure each horse is given the individual care needed. He is also an irreplaceable asset to the barn, overseeing and communicating with facility management when repairs and supplies are needed to keep our facility and equipment running properly. He truly helps to make Country Ridge run smoothly, and we appreciate his hard work everyday!
Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Fernando has more than 30 years of experience as a barn manager/head show groom for the top hunter/jumper stables in Illinois. In addition to his expert knowledge of horses, Fernando has great attention to detail, a high level of organization, and a winning attitude. Fernando lives on the property with his family. He is a comfort to all the Country Ridge family, having someone with his great knowledge of horse care overseeing our horses during and after hours. He may seem relaxed and easy going, but that is because he has everything under complete control. Fernando takes his job very seriously. He takes great pride in the care he gives each horse and in our facility as well. Whether he is checking on the horses at night or caring for horses at the shows, you won’t find anyone more thorough and professional than Fernando.