"The strength of the team is each individual member.
The strength of each member is the team."
Born in Hartford, CT and raised in San Rafael, CA. Graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. Started at Santa Lucia Farm at its inception in 1998. Lindsey’s greatest passion is seeing Santa Lucia Farm thrive. Outside of her activities at the Farm, Lindsey enjoys hiking with her dog Tru, riding the Peloton, swimming, and home improvement projects.
DR IAN CAMPBELL
Dr. Ian Campbell was born and raised in Annapolis, California. He completed his undergraduate and veterinary schooling at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. After graduation, he joined the team at Santa Lucia Farm under the late Dr. Van Snow.
Now a Co-Owner of Santa Lucia Farm Inc and head veterinarian, Ian specializes in equine lameness, sports medicine, and podiatry. He currently spends 2 days a week shoeing specialty referral cases at the clinic. Ian is passionate about keeping our equine athletes sound, comfortable, and performing at their best from the ground up. Ian married his beautiful wife, Tori, in the summer of 2022. Together, they have their handsome son, Ryan Campbell. Ian enjoys diving, spear fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family on their patio.
Fernando Canales was born in Puebla City, Mexico, where he lived and studied until he finished high school. He then moved to Sevilla, Spain where he worked on an Andalusian horse farm for 4 months.
Fernando achieved his veterinary degree from the University of Veracruz, Mexico. He then worked in the Parque Loro Zoo in Puebla City for 1 year. Seeking to grow professionally and to devote himself to the things he really wanted to do, he accepted an internship at Unidad Medica Equina- an equine hospital in Mexico City where he concentrated on reproduction, lameness, and dentistry. In 2009, he had the opportunity to work in Argentina at an equine breeding facility.
Fernando joined the Santa Lucia Farm team in 2011 after completing an externship here the previous 2 years. His interests include equine reproduction and dentistry. Fernando loves Breeding/Foaling Season! He enjoys the lack of sleep, the long-dedicated hours required, and the adrenaline rush of a delivery. He married his gorgeous wife, Fernanda, in 2012 and has 2 adorable children to keep them busy. They enjoy traveling, meeting new people, and experiencing the outdoors. Fernando also participates in the Spartan Races and regularly competes in the off-season.
Born and raised in Paso Robles, California, Kiley graduated from Cal Poly State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness in 2015. She worked in the western industry as a Regional Brand Ambassador for Cowgirl Tuff Co. and as a Sales and Logistics Manager for Core Balance Equine Performance Nutrition. She has grown up with horses and has competed in various events over the years. Kiley started at Santa Lucia Farm in January of 2019 and fell in love with her job! She manages our Standing Stallions and assists with all Breeding and Foaling procedures and care. She has 2 horses, Monroe and Riz, and still rides regularly when she can. Kiley married her husband, Trevor, in the Fall of 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys riding and competing in barrel racing, going hiking or camping with her husband and their dogs, or traveling to Paso Robles to visit her family.
Born and raised in Santa Ynez Valley, Renee Smith is a 3rd generation graduate from Santa Ynez High School. She came to work for Santa Lucia Farm in 2005 under the late Dr. Van Snow. “Renee married her husband, Kevin, in 1994 and is a mother to two beautiful daughters. She wears many hats here at the farm, Bookkeeper, Office Manager, Problem Solver, Computer Technician, the list goes on! She considers Santa Lucia Farm not only her job, but her family.
Carol was born in San Jose and raised in Santa Barbara California. She graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1963, and then attended Santa Barbara Community College and University of California Santa Barbara. She married in 1966 and moved to the Santa Ynez Valley in 1969. She is a mother to three sons and has nine grandchildren. She came to work at Santa Lucia Farm in 1998, the year it was founded by Van Snow, DVM. She loves her work, those that she works with, and the wonderful people she has met through working here.
Daly was born in Rescue, California but grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington. She spent her high school years Eventing on her OTTB. After graduating high school in 2020, Daly moved back to sunny California and started exploring the Western way of life, working at the Alisal Ranch as a Wrangler. Daly has been around horses her whole life, she is knowledgeable in both English and Western disciplines, and is great at handling our diverse clientele. She began exercising horses for us part time in 2022 but officially joined the SLF Team full time in February of 2023. She now heavily assists our Breeding Department as well as assisting with foaling, veterinary services, front office duties, etc. She lives in Santa Ynez with her boyfriend Jimmy Gardner, their 2 dogs and 4 horses. In her free time Daly enjoys cooking, checking cows at her boyfriend’s ranch, and riding her horses.
Nicté or “Nicky” as she’s known at SLF, was born in Mexico City and moved to Puebla City where she achieved her veterinary degree at the Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla- UPAEP. After graduation, she completed multiple internships/certification programs, receiving a General Practitioner Certification in Equine Medicine from the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies ISVPS and the University of Nuevo Leon.
Prior to Santa Lucia Farm, she did professional collaborations with veterinarians in private practice in the state of Puebla and Guerrero and completed 2 Equatorian Workshops with “The Donkey Sanctuary” and “The Brook” to improve the quality of life for working horses alongside her mentors Dr. Vivian Perez and Dr. Carlos Galina.
Nicky joined Santa Lucia Farm in 2020. She is head of our night watch for foaling mares and assists with foal deliveries and veterinary activities. When she’s not working, she enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, paddle boarding, and chasing the waves with her pup Anker!
GROOMS & BARN STAFF
Thank you to our dedicated, hard working grooms and barn staff. They keep Santa Lucia Farm looking beautiful with unparalleled attention to detail. Additionally, all possess superior horsemanship to support the quality care provided at Santa Lucia Farm.