Who we are

Located at Sycamore Trails Stables in San Juan Capistrano, California, Katie and Joe Lifto work together with serious riders who are truly interested in perfecting their riding skills. We also offer a beginner training program for new riders. Joe and Katie’s combined experience speaks for itself. Our students stand out in the show ring and their results reflect that. Without a doubt, Joe and Katie are the most capable to get you started from the beginner level to the top.

Joe Lifto

Joe has been training juniors, amateurs and professionals for the past 30 years. His students compete at the A shows and are successful at all levels. Joe has also become a certified trainer with the United States Hunter Jumper Association.

Katie Lifto

Katie competed in her first 3-day event at the age of 16 and quickly progressed to her first grand prix by 19. She keeps her coaching current by attending clinics with top ridings such as George Morris, Kathy Kusner, Joe Fargis and Leslie Burr.

Training Programs

We are proud to offer USHJA certified Hunter/Jumper style riding lessons.

Whether you are on our Show Jumping team, or just getting started, we have a place for you.

The show team travels to "A" shows all season long. If showing is your passion, we have a competitive group for you to join.

If you've never ridden, or are just getting back in the game, we have our beginner lesson program. The lesson program offers safe, well trained lesson horses for you to learn on. Lesson package discounts available.


Pacific Coast Show Jumpers is located in San Juan Capistrano, California at the Sycamore Trails Stables, Capistrano Barn. The professional facility features three lighted covered arenas, three lighted jumping arenas (one just for beginners), miles of scenic trails, and lots of great people and horses.

Contact Us


USHJA Certified Trainers
Joe & Katie Lifto

Sycamore Trails Stables
26282 Oso Rd.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675