Our Team

Dr. Cesar Parra

Olympic dressage rider and founder of Dr. Cesar Parra Dressage (formally Piaffe-Performance), Dr. Cesar Parra believes in creating international bridges for talent and learning, where energy and passion between instructors and students fuels a higher level for the job of training both riders and horses. Contact: drcesarparra@msn.com

Jen Mandracia

Jen Mandracia. Chief Horse Care Professional. Jen joined the performance farm team in January of 2002, and is a Master of horse care. She is Cesar’s right hand when it comes to the care, health and presentation of his top horses.

Jen is truly one of the finest grooms in the world, having assisted Cesar in numerous large international events. Her love and care that she offers to each horse is lovely to see and her attention to detail is commendable. She is a quiet leader for the team with her knowledge, wisdom and encouragement.

Chris Penola

Farrier on the team for over 10 years

Susan Vanbalen

Olivia Lynch

Jessica Hogan

Jessica Hogan is one of the finest young ladies I have met. Very talented, enthusiastic, beautiful, and built for this sport as she carry’s elegantly a 6’ tall body. Jessica is always willing to work and help in any way possible. She has been riding dressage for over six years and is excited to expand her training and knowledge under my tutelage and to obtain her masters over the next few years.

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