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Looking for a home for your horse? Here are some of California's best

From the Horsetrader - May 2nd, 2013 - Special Section
Sycamore Trails Stables

Sycamore Trails Stables

Sycamore Trails Stables
San Juan Capistrano
(949) 661-1755

This Orange County facility has been family-owned and operated for more than 35 years, and riders from beginning levels to advanced enjoy their riding experiences with three covered arenas. The unique facilities provide riders with comfortable, all-weather riding. There’s also five other arenas for training and/or riding in a more pastoral atmosphere. A wide range of accommodating feeds at reasonable rates and immediate openings are available. Call (949) 661-1755 or visit the facility’s website.

Nojoqui Horse Ranch

Nojoqui Horse Ranch

Nojoqui Horse Ranch
Santa Barbara County
(805) 325-1941

Nojoqui Horse Ranch is a full-service boarding and training facility, complete with miles and miles of beautiful, private riding trails that overlook the mountains to the ocean. Irrigated grass pastures, fully=enclosed show barns, two arenas and a round pen compose this facility, which specializes in colt starting, Western riding, reining, lessons from beginning to advanced, and trails. Call (805) 325-1941 for more info, or see the Nojoqui Horse Ranch website.

Pat Mar Ranch
Templeton and Paso Robles
(805) 434-6143

Located in historic Templeton on California’s central coast, Pat Mar Ranch prides iteself on its professional care and its welcoming environment for you and your horse. More than 90 acres covered in grass pastures, shady oak trees, well manicured barns and white fences help make Pat Mar an ideal place to board and ride along the Salinas River trails or to school for the next horse show. The ranch’s easy freeway access makes trailer trips simple to the lakes at Santa Margarita, Nacimiento or San Antonio. After a short drive to the coast, you can enjoy riding on the beach at Morro Bay or Montana de Oro. Located five minutes south of Paso Robles and the Event Center, 10 minutes north of Atascadero, Pat Mar Ranch is open to all riding disciplines. Call (805) 434-6143 or also see the website.

Anaheim Equestrian Center

Anaheim Equestrian Center

Anaheim Equestrian Center
(714) 535-3510

Anaheim Equestrian Center and Rancho Del Rio Stable give riders both convenience and top amenities. The onsite tack and feed store is awesome, and on grounds, new fly deterrent systems, security cameras and other great innovations are truly appreciated. What’s more, your feel that you are in the country, thanks to Anaheim Equestrian Center’s friendly atmosphere and great location near the river trail. Check out this facility for a show or event, too, and if you are thinking of making this your new “horsey” home, call (714) 535-3510.

Caboray Ranch
(951) 852-0993

Nestled in Kingsway Farm, Caboray Ranch is a full-service facility that caters to the youth rider and their family. Caboray offers a 14-stall show barn, 40 x 40 pens, 12 x 24 corrals and pasture as well as a large grass turnout and several shaded turnouts. The large arena is surrounded by a large drive, great for a mellow warm up or cool down. There is also a maintained track — great for hacking — as well as miles of trails. Recently, Caboray added 60-foot round pen as well new grooming areas. The farm is filled with mature shade trees and is a very peaceful setting. Facilities include two restrooms and tack storage. LOcated minutes from the I-15 and I-215 freeways, close to town. For rates and availability, call (951) 852-0993.

Prepferd Equestrian

Prepferd Equestrian

PrePferd Equestrian
(310) 678-9440

This private, premier facility is peaceful yet active, offering dressage training through FEI as well excellent care. The dressage arena has full mirrors, excellent footing and Sirius Radio. Choose from 12’ x 16’ stalls or 12’ x 12′ stalls with in-outs. Other great eatures include the Fly Guard Fly System, 24’ x 48’ paddocks, many pastures, and direct access from property to miles of trails. PrePfered Equestrian also is now accepting a few retirement horses that require special care and TLC. To experience the difference at PrePferd Equestrian, call (310) 678-9440.

Courtship Ranch

Courtship Ranch

Courtship Ranch
Lake View Terrace
(267) 252-7621

If you are serious about your horse — or better yet, serious about getting the most enjoyment you can with your horse — than Courtship Ranch in Lake View Terrace is for you. Stress lifts the moment the gate opens, as the staff at Courtship Ranch is a group of hands-on riders who love to enjoy peaceful, serene time with their horses. Call to learn more about this special facility at (267) 252-7621.

Rainwater Farms

Rainwater Farms

Rainwater Farms
(559) 250-7927

The spacious 20-acre facility provides access to many Fresno-area trails such as Woodward Park and the San Joaquin River, with professional riding instruction for all ages and skill levels available in a variety of disciplines including saddleseat, Western, driving, and hunter-jumper. Rainwater Farms provides boarding, training, lessons, sales and 24/7 on-site staff in a fun, friendly environment. For more info, call (559) 250-7927.

San Pasqual Valley Ranch
(760) 743-2377

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 an absolutely 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. Call (760) 743-2377 for more information, or visit www.callspvr.com.

Vista Del Mar Ranch

Vista Del Mar Ranch

Vista Del Mar Ranch
(805) 523-0523

Vista del Mar Ranch is a full-service boarding and training facility located less than two miles north of Moorpark city limits. The ranch is the only boarding facility that has direct access to Happy Camp Canyon Regional Park, a 3,000+ acre nature park dedicated to horseback riding, hiking and bicycling. The park boasts amazing views of the ocean, the Channel Islands, as well as the surrounding mountains and valleys. Cool onshore breezes keep this area very comfortable during the warm summer months. The 13-acre property offers a breezeway barn with 12’ x 12’ box stalls with runs, plus two lighted arenas, round pen, turnouts and much more. Learn more on the barn;s website, and call (805) 523-0523.

Cañada Larga Ranch
(805) 648-3010

Cañada Larga Ranch is a 3500 acre equestrian wonderland, featuring two lit covered arenas, a gigantic outdoor arena, dressage arena, round pen, beautiful barns, 50 miles of private riding trails with astonishing panoramic views and a spectacular pasture program. We provide exceptional, full-service equine boarding with custom programs to suit your horse’s individual needs. Only minutes from the beach and downtown Ventura, yet a world away into equestrian paradise, Cañada Larga Ranch offers everything a boarding client could dream of – with even more exciting plans to come in the future!

Clews Ranch
San Diego
(858) 755-5022

Clews Ranch is located on 40 pristine acres and has been boarding horses in beautiful Carmel Valley since 1992. Being only a short drive from the Pacific Ocean, the weather is unbeatable with cool ocean breezes. Clews Ranch has direct trail access to the Del Mar Mesa Trail System, Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve and Carmel Mountain Preserve trails. The trails range from wide, manicured to more challenging single track trails, all covering a wide range of terrain. There are several boarding options available and weekly ranch sorting practices.

Freeway Farms, Inc.
Lake View Terrace
(818) 834-2577

Freeway Farms, Inc. offers boarding and layup next to Middle Ranch in Lake View Terrace. Owner Lisa Stroway is a hunter-jumper at equitation trainer at Middle Ranch. Freeway Farms provides the highest quality horse care and training possible. They will evaluate each horse and rider; personalizing training and care to suit your needs. Whether you show or not, you will receive five star services for you and your horse. With the best stabling in the area, lush surroundings and immaculate barn, each horse will be happy and safe.

Gibson Ranch
(818) 951-4332

Located in Sunland, California, Gibson Ranch is a family-owned horse boarding and equine event facility. Whether you rope, barrel race, team pen or just enjoy trail riding, we have everything you need – from beautiful trails to a full-size roping arena with cattle. The newest barn has spacious 12’ x 24’ turn-outs for each stall. The pipe corrals are half covered and half shade cloth with industrial gutters for the winter rains. There are misters in the corrals and fans in the barns. They also offer layovers with hookups. Training and lessons are available from beginner to advances.

Hidden Hills Equestrian Ranch

Hidden Hills Equestrian Ranch

Hidden Hills Equestrian Ranch
(760) 468-3691

A facility built for the elite equine athlete and the serious professional in mind! Our layout & design are very well thought out, functional and useable in all aspects. We have tailored the amenities for the comfort and enjoyment of the proud horse owner, rider, competitor, equestrian enthusiast & trainer’s clientele. Every aspect has been planned with the “Equestrian Lifestyle” in mind. With what we have developed and built thus far and have much more in mind for the future additions to the property. We welcome you to experience the relaxed environment our ranch offers. The peaceful, scenic and tranquil setting will allow you the opportunity to focus and enjoy the time spent with your horse. 

Mountain Meadows Stables

Mountain Meadows Stables

Mountain Meadows Stables
(818) 371-9812

We are a full service boarding facility located in the West San Fernando Valley offering 3 arenas, 2 with lights and sprinkler systems, and several turn outs. Barn, pasture, pipe, box and in-out stalls are cleaned twice a day 7 days a week. We have miles and miles of gorgeous trails directly accessible from our property. All boarders are welcome to cool off in our swimming pool. There are 2 restrooms, a park /picnic and BBQ area, a sitting area in the main barn with koi pond and waterfall for relaxation. We are a family oriented facility. Our goal is to provide a comfortable, fun and secure environment for our boarders, their guests and most of all, their horses.

Rancho Dos Palmas
(760) 639-0500

Rancho Dos Palmas is situated immediately adjacent to the historic Guajome Ranch and County Park, an area steeped in early California tradition. Originally part of the Guajome Fruit Colony, the 8.5 acre ranch enjoys beautiful views of the park and cool ocean breezes year round. Dedicated equestrian trails allow boarders to take a leisurely hour’s ride directly from the ranch. Terrific riding at Pendleton, Santa Margarita and San Luis Rey are only a short trailer ride away. Specializing in the western riding tradition, Rancho Dos Palmas is a full service facility and cultivates a comfortable, friendly atmosphere where all breeds, flat work disciplines and riders are welcome!

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