Mark is originally from Southern California.
He started riding at the age of 14 and started his formal training at Foxfield in Westlake Village, California, where he excelled in the Jr. Jumper division.
He then moved to Virginia where he attended the Morven Park International Equestrian Institute and graduated with his Instructors Degree.
Mark has successfully discovered, trained and shown several Champion Hunters throughout his career. He served as Assistant to some of the West Coasts top trainers including Victor Hugo-Vidal, Mark Mullen, Randy Redmer and Lucy Stewart.
He has coached many Jr./Amateur riders to top honors on both East and West Coasts. In 2005 Mark took Tina Marie Lund Cartwright to the Ariat Finals where she finished in the top half on a borrowed horse. Added to this mix Mark has studied with some of the top dressage trainers this country has to offer.
Mark Farndale has been at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center since 2003. First as an assistant trainer for Rosie Reed and now as the owner/trainer of Farndale Stables.