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    Top facilities are ready to take care of you and your horse. Here’s what they have to offer.

    - May 5th, 2016 - Feature Article

    Anaheim Equestrian Center
    Rancho Del Rio Stable
    Anaheim
    (714) 535-3510
    www.ranchodelriostable.com
    Anaheim Equestrian Center/Rancho Del Rio Stable continues to operate under the ownership of Jayne and Bob Jones. Bob Jones announced his retirement last year and Jayne will continue to operate the business that has been at this Anaheim location for more than 45 years. The centrally located boarding facility sits on just under seven acres and offers an on-site tack and feed store.

    The feed store and boarding facility are open to the public seven days a week. With six on-site instructors and trainers, Anaheim Equestrian Center offers full- and part-time training and lessons as well as a therapeutic riding program for youth and adults. The facility’s location offers immediate access to the Santa Ana River trail system, too. The ranch hosts special events throughout the year and also monthly meetings for both the Equestrian Coalition of Orange County (ECOC) and the California State Horseman’s Association (CSHA) Region 12. “We are having fun here!,” says Jayne Jones. “The excitement generated by the riding programs we have is going strong. We continue to make improvements to the facility and the amenities and events we offer to our boarders and clients keeps us all busy and happy. Come check us out and see for yourself.” Call for more information. See ad on page 28.

    Courtship Ranch
    Lake View Terrace
    (818) 899-4059
    www.courtshipranch.com
    courtshipranch@hotmail.com
    Courtship Ranch is a family-friendly, full-service boarding and training facility serving clients from diverse areas such as Pasadena, Burbank, Hollywood and Northridge. The location just off the 210 in Lakeview Terrace provides convenient access to the Angeles National Forest and Hansen Dam trails. The beautifully landscaped facility offers three riding arenas with commercial footing, the largest being covered. Multiple turnouts, grooming, tack, and wash racks are located around the property to provide a calm, spacious environment. Half- or full-covered, 12′ x 24’ pipe stalls and box stalls are offered.
    In addition to quality boarding arrangements, there are training options designed to meet the diverse needs of horse and rider. Boarders looking for assistance have a choice of top trainers in a range of disciplines. In dressage, riders through FEI level can train with Silver Medalist Dane Lawrence, using principles of classical horsemanship. From ground to saddle, Michele Purpora-Tardi utilizes natural horsemanship principles. Jennifer Granger offers instruction in hunt seat (flat), western, saddle seat and equitation. Trail riders can consult Felipe Ruiz, focusing on communication to develop a confident, secure mount. Contact Courtship Ranch to schedule a tour of the facilities in consideration of making it your new boarding home.

    Deer Springs Equestrian Center
    San Marcos
    760-744-9600
    deerspringsequestrian.com
    Deer Springs Equestrian Center is a spacious facility that offers all its pipe corals at 24’ x 24’ with a space between each stall so the horses cannot have direct contact, ensuring a calmer environment for your horse. The barn stalls have in-and-outs, and all have rubber mats for horse comfort. For riding, Deer Springs Equestrian offers seven different arenas including one of the nicest covered, lighted arenas in Southern California. In addition, there is a small track, round pen and two large turnout arenas. Deer Springs can accommodate the needs of trainers and recreational riders, and there is a nice network of trails nearby. For your convenience, Deer Springs Feed & Supply is on the premises for all your horse and animal feeds and supplies. What sets this facility apart is its caring staff, managed by experienced professionals with a commitment to the best care of your horse.

    Los Angeles Equestrian Center
    Burbank
    (818) 840-9063
    LA-EquestrianCenter.com
    The Los Angeles Equestrian Center is a world-class horse boarding, training and show facility with over 400 horses and 20 professional horse trainers coaching in nearly all disciplines. The LAEC’s comparably priced, centrally located premier boarding operation offers three types of stalls to choose from, including pipe corrals, half-wooden box stalls and fully enclosed box stalls. There are plenty of sun pens, turn-out corrals, hot walkers, wash racks and lighted arenas. The facility’s superior maintenance team and top-notch equipment maintains the footing in great condition, and the access to Griffith Park’s 50 miles of trails is unparalleled.

    Peck Farm
    Moorpark
    (805) 529-1939
    PeckFarm.com
    Peck Farm is a quiet, drama free, full-service, 10-acre horse boarding and lay-up/ retiree facility, nestled in the beautiful foothills in Moorpark’s citrus groves, complete with ocean breezes and breathtaking views. It is within walking distance of Happy Camp State Park, offering over 5,000 acres of trails. Peck Farm welcomes riders of all disciplines, ages, and skill levels. We also offer hunter-jumper training, lessons, and showing with USHJA, CHRB-licensed trainer, judge and owner, Nance Tapley-Peck. We also offer seasonal horseback riding camps. Attention to detail is the mantra here, so all you have to do is come enjoy your horse. Stabling options are box stalls, boxes with runs, half-covered pipe corrals with shavings, 12 x 24 and 24 x 24 pipe corrals, plus six multiple horse pastures with fly control. Up to four flakes of alfalfa is included with your board, with all other hays available. There are three sand/Nike watered, dragged, lighted arenas for jumping, dressage or western. Other amenities include a quarter-mile exercise track, wash racks, hot walkers, hot water, turn-outs, bull pen, and round pen. Good feed, good footing, good bedding. There is an opening for a trainer with clientele.

    Poway Equestrian Center
    Poway
    (858) 748-6441
    www.PowayEquestrianCenter.com
    Poway Equestrian Center is a sanctuary for you and your horses mind, body and soul. Located at the top of a high desert plateau in Poway, you have breathtaking views of the mountains and on a clear day the Pacific Ocean. At Poway Equestrian Center you can experience bonding, adventure and learning. You can exercise your competitive edge and train for your life’s dream with the fabulous on-site trainers. Poway Equestrian Center is continually improving its facilities to maintain high standards, and its team always is working and researching different ways to create the best environment for you and your horse. The Center welcomes you to join its community of people that promote their horses and each other.

    PrePferd Equestrian
    Murrieta / La Cresta
    (310) 678-9440
    dressagepreferred@gmail.com
    Dressage different! Bring your horse to a drama-free environment where each horse has a customized program to suit you and your horse. New boarders will receive a move-in special discounted rate. The arena has full mirrors, excellent footing and Sirius radio. Choose from 12’x 16′ or 12’ x 12′ stalls with in-outs and/or pastures. There are lights for nighttime riding at after work for your convenience. There’s also trail riding, cross country training, field trips to the beach, and access to International Clinicians. Consignment horses are now being accepted. PrePferd Equestrian loves working with rehab horses and is accepting a limited number of retirement horses that require special care and TLC. Experience the difference at PrePferd Equestrian. Two super quality lesson horses are available for your convenience.

    Rancho de Felicidad
    Chino Hills
    (951) 316-0063
    RanchoDeFelicidad.com
    Located in scenic Chino Hills, Rancho de Felicidad is a boarding and training stable designed with the comfort and safety of both horse and rider in mind. Offering the services of three professional trainers, the ranch also welcomes independent boarders who enjoy both competitive and recreational riding on adjacent trails. Box stalls and in-and-out pens, along with three arenas, a large round pen, tie and wash racks, and a comfortable lounge are all beautifully maintained and landscaped to provide a comfortable and attractive stable. Adjoining Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties, Rancho de Felicidad’s freeway-easy location make it a popular boarding choice for busy equestrians.

    San Pasqual Valley Ranch
    Escondido
    (760) 743-2377
    callspvr.com
    Located on 28 acres in northern San Diego County, SPVR offers boarding and training facilities for both western and English riders. The ranch’s western facilities include a rodeo arena, an arena with cattle access, sand and sorting arenas (all lighted) and many other amenities. The ranch’s English facilities include two lighted arenas in a gorgeous setting. All of the ranch’s facilities and arenas are maintained and groomed with modern, state-of-the-art equipment. For the horse and rider, that means perfect footing in the arenas for riding and competing. The ranch also has direct access to miles of comfortable and scenic riding trails.

    Temecula Horse Farm
    Temecula
    (714) 4212245
    temeculahorsefarm.com
    Temecula Horse Farm offers full-service barn, grass pasture, and paddock boarding.  Multiple horse discounts are available. Located in the scenic Valley of the Horses, Temecula Horse Farm is within a half-mile of Galway Downs. Amenities include a large arena, a 60-foot round pen, miles of adjacent trails, a public restroom, two tack rooms, and well-kept grounds with over 100 mature trees. Boarders are invited to participate in hound exercises with their horses every Saturday morning at Kingsway Farm, which sits adjacent to Temecula Horse Farm. All breeds and all disciplines are welcome. Temecula Horse Farm strives to be a fun place for you to enjoy your horse, and they to see their boarders training their horses in the round pen, and then riding out for a trail ride in the riverbed. If you want to be in a place that encourages you to have fun with your horse, then Temecula Horse Farm is the place for you.

    Unity Farms
    Terra Bella
    (559) 535-5444
    unityfarmsinc.com
    Unity Farms trainer/owner Ashley Cates grew up on horseback. Her love for horses began at age 3 after riding a pony at a birthday party. Riding lessons turned into a job at the local stable and other ranches, which then grew into a mobile horse exercising business. During this time, Ashley rode both English and western, as well as starting her experience with training young horses at a charro ranch. Riding any and every horse she could get her hands on to develop her skills and work within the horse industry turned into a busy riding schedule along with giving lessons to novice riders and caring for her own horses. In 2004, she moved her business to Terra Bella, where Unity Farms is now located. In addition to the equine business, the farm also is now an agribusiness that includes the growing of citrus and nuts. In the beginning of the new location, the business was focused on training, boarding, transport and stallions at stud. More recently, there has been a strong focus on riding lessons, and Ashley has developed her own curriculum for beginning riders to come and learn not only how to ride and care for horses, but how to develop the best equine and rider relationship they can through feeling and understanding of our horses behavior. With her diverse background, Ashley welcomes all classes of horses and styles of riding to Unity Farms, there is a place here for the trail rider, the dressage rider, the jumper, the pleasure rider and the competitive equestrian. Unity Farms specializes in retraining, finishing young horses, tune ups and gymkhana horse training.

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