The Jaz Creek Team

Jeanette Gilbert
Jeanette GilbertHead Trainer/Manager
Jeanette Gilbert: Jeanette has been involved with horses from a young age and has spent the last 25 years learning as much as possible to improve her skills. As an avid competitor on the A-circuit Jeanette has shown through the Young Riders level (1.45m) of show jumping, successfully jumping the trials with her horse Final Act. Success was also found in the equitation rings, qualifying for local medal finals and earning top 10 finishes as a junior. Jeanette currently focuses on showing the horses bred by Jaz Creek, along with a few sale horses. Almost 15 years ago Jeanette bred her first horse “Donna” who has since gone on to have foals of her own with her current owner.
Through the years Jeanette has had the honor of riding with and working beside many top horsemen and credits all of them with helping continue to learn everything she can to help horses have satisfying careers. These include Buddy Brown, Mike Henaghan, Bernie Traurig, Leslie Steele, Elizabeth Kilham, James Kearnan, and too many amazing clinicians to list!
Angel Saldaña
Angel SaldañaHead Groom
Angel has worked for Jaz Creek ever since we opened our current farm over 10 years ago. His background with racehorses has proven invaluable in handling rambunctious foals and rehabilitation horses. Angel and his family live on property and he cares for all of the horses on the farm as though they are his own.




Jaz Creek has evolved from a few horses to a facility that offers state of the art care for broodmares, foals, and competition horses over the past 15 years.  We pride ourselves on offering top-notch care and continually educating ourselves to improve the horses quality of life, health, and soundness all the time.

Not only does Jaz Creek offer pristine conditions on some of the most beautiful and peaceful acres in Petaluma we also offer the following:

  • Stable Comfort™ mattresses in most stalls with anti-cast rubber lining, rubber mats in all other stalls
  • Automatic waterers are checked and cleaned through-out each day
  • Our barn offers 16’ aisles and a raised center roof line to offer optimum air movement and protection from the elements for a comfortable environment at all times
  • Heated indoor wash racks with hot and cold water
  • Indoor Farrier area
  • Our barn size allows for fully customized care for each horse with multiple outings every day and 24-hour care
  • Many paddocks to accommodate changing recovery levels, including irrigated grass paddocks with automatic waterers and shelter. Also we offer wood chip paddocks with a base in multiple sizes for year-round use
  • On the fifteen acre property we have a fully maintained fitness track that traverses up and down hill and can be used at the walk, trot, canter, and gallop with many options of length of workout
  • Large arena with “horse show” jumps and state of the art polymer sand footing that is maintained daily
  • Multi-discipline customizable therapy modalities on site and through affiliates including: Prothermo™ Hot/Cold Compression Therapy, Microcurrent, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Acuscope, and Magnetic Stimulation and more