Darci has been riding and showing in the sport for over 25 years. She started in Eugene, Oregon at age seven and rode in the Pony Division, Junior Hunters and Equitation until she graduated high school. She then moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University. To expand her knowledge and riding even further, she moved to California where she worked, rode, and competed rigorously for two years. She has trained with top trainers from Mike Gallaway, Karen Healey, Shelley Campf, and Betty Beran. She became even more dedicated to pursuing an education in all aspects of the sport. In 2000, she started Zona Farms in California where she competed at the AA shows up and down the California coast.
Upon her return to Oregon, Darci brought Zona Farms to the Northwest. This boutique, hands on training program has brought many young horses and riders up to their greatest potential. Currently, her riders are among the highest ranked in Equitation and Medals on the West Coast. Darci's mission is to help her students achieve their goals and to create happy and healthy horses that can compete at a National level.
Over the past decade, Darci feels lucky to have trained some of the best riders the sport has to offer. She has trained and developed some of the most successful junior riders competing on the circuit today. Her success spans all aspects of hunter and jumper competition with concentrated success in the Equitation. Darci believes that from years of competing, hard work, and dedication, Zona Farms has proven to be one of the best programs in the Northwest.
Darci Bayney is proud to be sponsored by Volatire Saddlery.