arroyo arabians
arroyo arabians
arroyo arabians

First 3 months Training & Stall Board - $825 per month!

Arroyo Arabians specializes in training for performance horses in the English, Hunter, Western, and Equitation divisions. Join our Amateur program and come show with us! Whether it's show or trail riding you're interested in, we can help. We start young horses, as well as tune-up broke horses.


Kelly Elm has been training professionally since 1981 and with Arroyo Arabians since 1987. Kelly grew up with Arabian horses in Southern California and was President of the AHASC Jr. Arabian Horse Assn. She has been judging Arabians since 1991 and holds cards in the Arabian, National Show Horse & Saddle Seat Equitation divisions. Kelly has judged the major North American Arabian shows including US Nationals, Youth Nationals, Canadian Nationals, Scottsdale, Buckeye, Minnesota Medallion Breeders Futurity. In 2012 she has the privilege of judging the Australian Championships and the inaugural Arabian Horse Celebration in Louisville Kentucky. Kelly has been President of the Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association and has been a delegate for AHA for many years. She is on the Show Board for The Arabian Foal Festival, on the AHA Arabian Professional Horseman's Committee, and the Chair of AHA’s National Championship & Regional Classes Committee. Kelly and the amateurs in her training have Regional and National Championships in the English and Western divisions to their credit. Kelly continually works on bettering her skills as a trainer & teacher and would like to thank Greg Harris and Gene LaCroix for sharing their knowledge and support over the years. Kelly lives on the farm with her family.

Click here to see Kelly’s interview with Modern Arabian Horse magazine regarding the 2011 US Nationals.

Kelly Elm & Elegant Expression+/, Scottsdale 2009



Rafael Perez has been with the Arroyos since the beginning in November 1986. He began as a groom, but his natural connection, and his gentle manner with the horses soon moved him into a training role. Rafael honed his skills as a halter trainer through a great deal of personal instruction over the years from Steve Heathcott and Ray LaCroix. Rafael shows all of the Halter horses for Arroyo Arabians and our clients and has won several US National Top Tens and Regional and District Championships as well as many Cal-Bred Top Tens. Rafael has become an excellent trainer of performance horses as well and shows many of the young horses for the farm and our clients. He is a true horseman, with a great deal of passion for his work.

Rafael on HDC Monarch


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Kelly on Maniffesto
(Khaffire+ Picadilly Square)

Kelly & Last FFling
(Khaffire+ x J-Kay Mahogany)

Kelly & Goin In Style++
1992 Canadian National Champion HA Country Pleasure.

Rafael Perez & She's Got Clout
(Clout x Khaffire’s Debut)