David Murdoch, is a veteran Grand Prix rider and professional trainer. He built Glenoaks Equestrian Center, home to Isola Stables on 1000 acres in the town of Portola Valley, which is centrally located in the heart of Silicon Valley.


The horse comes first at Isola Stables.
David has transformed the property into a state-of-the-art facility. Isola Stables is the most forward-thinking successful boarding/training facility in Northern California.
To maintain top-of-the-line standards, David is continuously making improvements to Glenoaks Equestrian Center.


To ensure the health and comfort of both horse and rider we offer the following:



Courtyard and Barn


Eight-horse “covered” Eurosizer for all weather exercise


Four, all-weather quality arenas with excellent drainage and footing to maintain soundness and enhance performance.


Large, well built and secure tack rooms


Commercial Sized Washer & Dryer for blankets, pads and wraps


Over a thousand acres of exclusive trails through the tranquil Palo Alto countryside.

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Isola Stables ~ 3639 Alpine Road Portola Valley, CA 94028 Contact (650) 867-8201 ~ isola@isolastables.com