Welcome to Hoyt Performance Horses

Hoyt Performance Horses presides out of Rancho Brillando. Rancho Brillando was created in 2001 by the Levy Family—Ron Levy, Lisa Shepherd and our children Chris and Lauren—and named in memory of our first quarter horse, Skippa Glitter.  Located on ten acres of hillside near the Reagan Library, between Simi Valley and Moorpark, California


Michael has won at some of the most prestigious futurities in the nation, from the Silver Dollar Circuit to the Georgia Breeders Futurity.  In 2009 he was Reserve All-American Congress Champion in Senior Trail, and in 2010 he was Top Ten in Junior Trail at the AQHA World.  His performance-based training program for youth and amateur riders covers western pleasure, trail, western riding, showmanship, horsemanship, hunter under saddle, hunt seat equitation and pleasure driving.  He also focuses on starting young horses and bringing them through the futurity process.


In August 2010 Michael Hoyt joined us as our resident trainer.  Michael is a native of New Mexico who, after college and a successful youth career, decided to pursue his dream of training horses professionally.  He apprenticed under several top names in the industry until 2004, when he set up his own training barn in Southern California.


If you are interested in training with Michael, please contact him at 951-288-3179.


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Rancho Brillando

15494 Lapeyre Court  |  Moorpark, CA 93021-8723  |  Michael Hoyt  |  951-288-3179  |  Hphofca@gmail.com

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