Palo Alto Online Database last updated: Monday, May 6, 2013.|
Bay Area Equestrian Connection at Folger Stable
Wunderlich County Park, 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside. Public horse boarding. Western and English lessons for all ages, beginner to advanced. Trail rides, spring and summer camps, clinics, parties. Arena access. Historic facility. Call 650-446-1414.
California Riding Academy
100 Ansel Lane, Barn #2 and #15, Menlo Park. English western lessons for all ages. English, western and cowboy summer camps, boarding and training, for boys and girls ages 5-16. Horses and ponies available for lease. Specializes in jumping and new this year reining instructions. Birthday parties. Call Info at 650-740-2261 and 650-854-1037 (barn).
Fremont Hills Stables
26941 Purissima Road, Los Altos Hills. Offers a wide variety of programs and training to accommodate riders of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced and competitive showing. Summer riding camps for ages 5 and up. The facility includes two riding rings, a lunging ring, large and small turnouts, a Euro-walker, indoor and indoor/outdoor stalls. Call 650-948-9980 or 650-619-6900.
Glenoaks Equestrian Center
3639 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Full-service equestrian facility providing training, boarding and riding lessons for all ages and experience levels. Hunter/jumpers and 3-Day Eventing training. Jumper rings, private cross-country course, dressage court and derby field. Home of Isola Stables, an award-winning A-Show hunter/jumper barn. Beginner lessons and one-week riding camps at Glenoaks Stables. Call 650-854-4955.
Horse Park at Woodside, The
3674 Sand Hill Road, Woodside. Site for equestrian events and training. Eventing, hunter/jumper, dressage, polo, carriage driving, reining, pony club and other equestrian events. Facilities open for dog walking and training. The park is open from dawn until dusk, office hours Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 650-851-2140.
There are many places to rent horses from Saratoga to Portola Valley and Half Moon Bay, many with trails and lessons. Check Yellow Page directory under Horse Rentals and Horse Stables.
J. L. Dixon Stable
190 Park Lane, Atherton. Saddle seat and driving lessons. Private and semi-private lessons. Call 650-740-4344 .
145 Angel Lane, Menlo Park. Lesson program for all ages. Lessons can include grooming, saddling, tacking up, tacking down and other basics of horse maintenance. Training for those who own their own horses. Call Tue-Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 650-296-3183.
Misty Ridge Farm
1600 Arastradero Road, Portola Valley. English hunt seat riding lessons for children and adults, beginners through advanced stressing the welfare of both horse and rider. Includes horse care, gromming and safe handling. Horses available for lease and show. Call Bobbi Petrov at 650-851-3030.
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT)
880 Runnymede Road, Woodside. Specializes in hippotherapy, physical, occupational or speech therapy using the movement of the horse as a treatment strategy to address physical disabilities. Also offers therapeutic riding and interactive vaulting, therapeutic driving, recreational programs for people with disabilities. Financial assistance. Treatment sessions are conducted Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 650-851-2271.
Peninsula Carriage Driving Club
P.O. Box 620280, Woodside. For people interested in equine-powered vehicles. Events include an annual combined driving event, play days, driving clinics and pleasure drives.
San Mateo County Horsemen's Association
P.O. Box 620092, Woodside. Learn more about horses, equestrian events and issues important to the equestrian community. Call 650-568-1045.
Santa Clara County Horsemen's Association
20350 McKean Road, San Jose. The SCCHA is the oldest established club associated with the California State Horsemen's Association. Learn more about horses, equestrian events and issues important to the equestrian community. Call 408-268-6155.
1600 Arastradero Road, Portola Valley. Located at Portola Pastures, Shoestring offers private and group lessons in one of two outdoor arenas on the premises. Cross country lessons can be given at The Horse Park at Woodside (CTETA), just a short trailer ride away from the barn. Call 415-640-4513.
Spring Down Equestrian Center
725 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Riding lessons daily, beginner to advanced. English hunt seat and dressage. Private, semi-private and group lessons. Year-round camps, celebration parties for kids and Girl Scout badge parties. Call 650-851-1114.
2720 Alpine Road, Menlo Park. Ranch offers English and western riding lessons, spring and summer camps, trail rides and boarding. Horsemanship badges for Girl Scouts available. Call 650-854-7755 (lesson office), 650-854-RIDE.
Woodside Junior Riders
3375 Tripp Road, Woodside. Summer program in English riding and horsemanship for children ages 6-16 who live in the Woodside-Portola Valley Fire District. Course culminates in horse show in late August. Horses provided. Mailing address: 110 Laning Drive, Woodside, CA 94062. Call 650-766-9511.
3375 Tripp Road, Woodside. Equestrian vaulting (most often described as gymnastics and dance on horseback); the club has 40 members and welcomes members, ages 2 to adult. Horses, coaches and teammates are provided. Classes are available for Tiny Tots (~2-4 yrs), Beginning Trot (~5-8 yrs.), plus Advanced Trot and Canter A/B/C and Bronze/Silver/Gold teams. Call 650-434-3375.