Welcome to White Fences Equestrian Center in Austin, Texas!
In business since 1989, White Fences Equestrian Center brings you all the fun and excitement that horseback riding has to offer. The staff are active participants in nationally recognized horse shows, providing you the expertise that comes with years of experience and training.
Check out our ponies and horses for sale! One of them is sure to bring home the ribbons for you…
Whether you’re interested in trail riding, participating in clinics, taking lessons, horse showing, or just pleasure riding, White Fences has the facility, instruction and expertise to take you as far as you choose in your riding.
Meet the Staff of White Fences
Barbie Piccinni, Owner, Trainer, Head Instructor
Barbie has been riding since the age of 5 and has competed in almost every riding discipline including eventing, dressage, western, cutting, barrels, jumping, driving, and halter, and showmanship. Her current equestrian discipline of choice is dressage. She has earned her Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals with the United States Dressage Federation (USDF). She earned her USDF Gold Medal in 2008; her USDF Silver Medal in 2006 at the Region 9 Dressage Championships, and the Bronze medal in 1998 — all on Royal Tango, the Dutch warmblood gelding she trained herself. In addition, she has numerous regional and international awards in hunters and jumpers, as well as dressage. Classical dressage training of the horse is her love but right behind that is her love of training the rider! She enjoys assisting both horse and rider understand and articulate the art of riding. When you visit White Fences you will either find her on top of a horse or in the school teaching!
Angel Piccinni, Instructor
Barbie’s eldest daughter, Angel, has been riding before birth! She is a natural and is one of the instuctors here at White Fences as well as the party and trail ride coordinator. She’s the all around rider – riding western, barrel racing and is also working on her Bronze USDF Dressage medal, too! She might be the first one you hear on the phone!
Gina Piccinni, Instructor
Gina, also a daughter of Barbie, has also been riding before birth! She has many many regional awards. Gina was the 2002 regional equitation champion. She also has a strong background in dressage. Gina is one of the instructors at White Fences and always has a happy face on. She loves to get people on the road to the horse shows as that is her first love.
Ascencion Hernandez, Barn Manager
Ascencion, Well, he just about does everything else! We couldn’t manage without him!