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

From Horsetrader sales staff - May 1st, 2014 - Special Section

Anaheim Equestrian Center
(714) 535-3510

Anaheim Equestrian Center and Rancho Del Rio Stable give riders both convenience and top amenities, all centrally located in the heart of Orange County. In addition to recently updated arenas, the stable has an on-site tack and feed store, access to river trails, and an upgraded fly system to the barn. More trailer parking was added to the facility to include a yearly hunter-jumper show series along with various clinics, plus instruction and training in reining, western and dressage. What’s more, you 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> If you are thinking of making this your new “horsey” home, give them a call.

Cañada Larga Ranch
(805) 643-6093

Cañada Larga Ranch is a 3,500-acre equestrian wonderland, featuring two lighted 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 in the works for the future!

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 a good choice. 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. Training is available for you and your horse from Willowcrest Dressage and Dane Lawrence; North Star Farms and Matt Walsh; along with Ravendaisy Farm and Jenni Purcell. Call to learn more about this special facility!

Heartland Ranch Equestrian Center
(619) 895-3164
“Where Happy Horses Call Home” – that’s the slogan for this full-service boarding facility geared toward the needs of its customers and their equestrian desires. The 16-acre facility is home to multiple trainers and clinicians, and it offers an excellent lesson program covering all disciplines of riding.

Since the purchase of the property in 2004, Heartland Ranch has become a safe and useful equestrian center with plenty of room for everyone along with multiple arenas and a ½-mile track. Heartland Ranch is proud to host the Girl Scouts and YMCA Summer Day Camps, as well as the 2014 ECHO horse shows.

Los Angeles Equestrian Center
Burbank, CA
(818) 840-9063

Imagine being on your horse, high on a hillside trail, where wildlife can still be admired. Explore and enjoy Griffith Park’s 50 miles of trails while overlooking the lights of Los Angeles and at the end of the ride being able to tie your horse up at a hitching post and meet friends for a margarita.

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 LAECs comparably priced and centrally located premier boarding operation offers three types of stalls to choose from, including pipe corrals, half wood 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.

If you have never experienced the L.A. Equestrian Center, be sure to take a tour of the facility. Your hosts are confident that you will find the LAEC to be the right place, and they are prepared to serve you and your horse with everything equestrian.

Ortega Mountain Ranch
Between Lake Elsinore & San Juan Capistrano
(949) 939-2115

Ortega Mountain Ranch is a holistic private ranch nestled in the heart of 40,000 acres of federal wilderness in the Cleveland National Forest, between Lake Elsinore and San Juan Capistrano—a perfect backdrop for a peaceful lay-up or retirement environment.

We offer full service natural style boarding, and care for your horse like he is one of our own. We are advocates of barefoot and natural living for horses. The horses are outdoors and able to move in generous dirt paddocks with large rain/shade covers. Our natural terrain turnout pasture allows your horse room to exercise. Custom feeding 2x a day of orchard, bermuda, and alfalfa hays, custom mixed based on the horse’s need, and fed in slow feeders so your horse is nibbling all day. We schedule all services, and provide daily personal care (administering medication, examination for illness or injuries, treatment of minor wounds or illness, scheduling vet, trimmer, chiropractic, dental, or any other services as needed). Corrals are cleaned twice daily, and pure, healthy well water is available. Give your horse the retirement he deserves! Rates start from $435 per month.

Rancho de Felicidad
Chino Hills, CA
(951) 316-0063

Welcome to Rancho de Felicidad! As the name implies, it is a ranch of happiness. We offer horse boarding, training, lessons, and lay-ups in a relaxing atmosphere and welcome beginning as well as experienced riders. Owner Suzi, son Joe, and grandma Mary Lou live on-site and take pride and pleasure in making the ranch a sanctuary for horses and their owners: a quiet, clean, comfortable facility to ride for fun or train for competition. Whether you’ve never ridden a horse or are an experienced equestrian, Rancho de Felicidad is a friendly place to learn, relax, and enjoy the wonderful lifestyle we call ‘horsin’ around’.

San Diego Equestrian Center
San Diego, CA
(619) 987-5302

The San Diego Equestrian Center is a quality, full service horse boarding and training facility in San Diego, California. With ocean breezes and pleasant, moderate temperatures year-round, the San Diego Equestrian Center is ideally situated for enjoying horses — whatever your discipline. The ranch offers clean, spacious facilities, and with the warm, resort like atmosphere, it is the perfect place to train, or to just relax and enjoy our equestrian camaraderie.

The resort-like ranch setting is only 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean, and is close driving distance from Coronado, downtown San Diego and San Diego international airports. The ranch offers the ultimate riding, training and trail riding environment. We have a total of 3 arenas – all with state-of-the-art footing, watered and groomed daily – including: a jumping arena, a large schooling arena, and a Western riding arena. In addition, the ranch has an open jumping field, turn outs, round pen, plus a 110’ round working arena. Miles of trails take you and your horse on leisurely rides through the diverse local habitats from the hills to the Pacific Ocean.
The San Diego Equestrian Center offers mare motels, large box stalls, and large pens to choose from for all your boarding needs. Quality alfalfa, grass hay am/pm feeding is included in the board, with additional services tailored to your horse’s needs. For your training needs, the San Diego Equestrian Center offers independent trainers in multiple disciplines.

San Pasqual Valley Ranch
Escondido, CA
(760) 743-2377

Located on 28 acres, SPVR offers boarding and training facilities for both Western and English riders. San Pasqual Valley Ranch is a full-service boarding facility, featuring both barn stalls and covered box stalls. Our four lighted arenas and five round pens allow you to ride when it fits your schedule. In addition, we have penning/sorting cattle and roping steers available at all times. 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.

Thole Farms
Moorpark, CA
(805) 558-8826

Thole Farms is located in Moorpark, CA near the Pacific Coast, halfway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Surrounded by avocado orchards and rolling hills, this beautiful facility is situated to provide a tranquil oasis for horse and rider. Box stalls, with and without 24 foot paneled runs, as well as fully covered 12 by 24 foot foaling stalls are all appointed with automatic waterers, as well as a Fly Guard system. There are multiple turnouts and round pens, full size dressage court, cross country and jumping arena, along with access to trails. The arenas are dragged and watered daily, providing excellent footing and arena lights allow for night time riding. Spacious tack rooms are available for your equipment and tack – and security cameras, as well as personnel living on property help keep your horse safe and secure. Reasonably priced, with a friendly atmosphere, Thole Farms is a great place for your horse to call ‘home’. Join us for our Grand Opening, on Sunday, May 18th, from 1 pm to 6 pm and get to know our lovely facility!

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