Your Success. Our Passion.

Welcome to Isola Stables, the training barn of Grand Prix Show Jumping Trainer and International Horse Show Manager, David Murdoch. Originally created as a competitive hunter/jumper barn, Isola Stables now includes Dressage and 3 Day Eventing.  Our students test themselves against the best riders in their fields guided by our trainers vast experience in the show ring and regular attendance at A-rated horse shows.

Isola Stables is located at Glenoaks Equestrian Center in Portola Valley which David developed as the permanent home for the training barn. It also includes Glenoaks Stables Riding School, a community-based introduction to horses and riding operated by Isola Stables. It offers year-round riding lessons, birthday parties, Pony Club and a very popular summer camp program.

Whether your focus is show jumping, dressage or eventing, Isola Stables has an experienced team of elite equestrians to help you achieve your highest riding and training goals.

See for yourself either in our photo galleries or through an in-person tour.

Congratulations to Isola Stables' Eminent and Mandy Porter on an incredible 2015 show season:

● Winner Merkel Insurance $30,000 Grand Prix, Bleinhein International Jumping Festival
● Winner GGT Footing Grand Prix Series Finale, Del Mar International Show
● Winner $40,000 Bentley Grand Prix, Menlo Horse Show
● Winner Del Mar Welcome Prix, Del Mar International Horse Show

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