Debbi Long, trainer and owner at Long Farms, has been an avid equestrian since she was 4 years old, growing up in Pasadena, California with horses in the backyard. The college years includes a degree in Early Childhood Education and an Elementary Teaching Certificate. Later equestrian opportunities included working three years for Rudy Leone and Dusty Blackwood in northern California where the focus was the importation and development of Dutch Warmbloods.
Patty Ball of Penryn, CA put an equitation polish to her ride. Since moving to Idaho in 1992, she has worked with Bob McDonald, as well as nationally respected clinicians such as Frank Selinger and Frank Madden.
As a mom of 3 grown sons and a grandmother of 9, Debbi values the importance of family and relationships. The Long family owns and operates Cascade Raft and Kayak in Idaho during the summer months, and conducts adventure travel trips to Chile in the winter.
Debbi has also served as Chef d'Equip on many occasions, including the 2017 and '18 USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships as well as Pony Jumper Championships in 2014, '15 and '16 bringing home multiple medals. In 2019 she served as the Head Chef d'Equip for Zone 9 for the Zone Jumper Team Championships, she also lead the Zone 9 combined teams at the North American Youth Championships in both the Junior and Young Riders sections at Old Salem Farm.