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A look at some of the region's best boarding facilities

- May 1st, 2017 - Special Section

All American Horses


(619) 572-3087


Consignment Horse Sales, Boarding, Training

This premier Riverside County equestrian facility offers more than 900 acres of private, fenced, gated acres for both trail, arena, cross-country and buggy driving, plus a lighted arena, one jumping arena, one dressage arena, one 45-foot round pen, one 90-foot round pen, a one-acre confidence and obstacle course, a one-acre open field jumping schooling course, a three-acre pasture, 1/2-acre paddocks, and an event-style 1/5-mile cross-country course. There is natural water onsite, as well as box stalls and corrals from 24’x24′ to 60’x80′ for your horse to enjoy. All American also offers consignment horse sales and training.

Anaheim Equestrian Center/Rancho Del Rio Stable


(714) 535-3510


For more than 45 years, Anaheim Equestrian Center/Rancho Del Rio Stable has been at this convenient Orange County location, providing a stable and equestrian center that serve as vital assets to the city — as well as providing a balance to city life. This facility is a learning center, similar to a school, with the privilege of being in a park-like setting that has access to many miles of riding trails along the Santa Ana riverbed. The owners want to preserve its current location for the benefit of the community along with preserving our unique location adjacent to this incredible Orange County trail system. The centrally-located boarding facility sits on just under seven acres, offering an onsite 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, the center offers full- and part-time training and lessons along with a therapeutic riding program for youth and adults. The ranch hosts special events throughout the year and monthly meetings for the Equestrian Coalition of Orange County (ECOC) and California State Horseman’s Association (CSHA) Region 12.

Courtship Ranch

Lake View Terrace

(818) 899-4059


Courtship Ranch is a family-friendly, full-service boarding and training facility that serves clients from diverse areas such as Pasadena, Burbank, Hollywood and Northridge. The location just off the 210 freeway 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, providing a calm, spacious feeling. Half or fully covered 12’x24’ 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 from a broad range of disciplines: dressage, natural horsemanship, hunt seat, western, saddle seat, equitation, and trail riding.

Deer Springs Equestrian Center

San Marcos

(760) 744-9600


Deer Springs Equestrian Center in northern San Diego County is a spacious facility that offers all its pipe corals at 24’x24’ 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 ar hasenas 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. 

Goldspirit Farm


(818) 834-1272


Goldspirit Farm is the hidden gem of Los Angeles where you can board and train at a top-notch facility without burning a hole in your wallet. Lose yourself in the majestic mountains and peacefulness that surround Goldspirit Farm. Everything is clean, organized and well-maintained.  The facility is gated with 24-hour access and security.  Goldspirit Farm provides boarding and training to eventers, jumpers and dressage riders.  Consignment sales are welcome. Susan Friend LeTourneur is honest and hardworking. Goldspirit Farm is conveniently located off the 210 freeway, in close proximity to Burbank, Valencia and Santa Clarita, downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, and the San Fernando Valley. There are three turnouts, a full-size dressage court, large jumping arena, and a gallop track. There are also two cross country areas that offer numerous obstacles including a ditch, banks and a water complex. Goldspirit Farm is owned, and managed by trainer LeTourneur, who loves training, and is good at it! She loves helping riders develop confidence, better techniques or show skills to win. She has started numerous riders and enjoys helping people get started right!  She was one of the first trainers in the country to obtain her trainer’s certification from the U.S. Eventing Association.  And if you do not have a horse, no worries. At Goldspirit Farm, the lesson horses are great, show-quality, well-schooled, horses available for shows and leasing. Whatever your goals are in riding; Susan will help you achieve it.   With a positive attitude, Susan is always looking at what is possible in you.

Los Angeles Equestrian Center


(818) 840-9063


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.

Monte Verde Ranch


(818) 899-9042


Harnessing the equestrian experience in the San Fernando Valley, MonteVerde Ranch horse boarding facility is nestled within a rural, country setting in the rolling hills of the northeast San Fernando Valley — a place for the true horse lover and trail rider. Located in Sylmar, less than 30 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, Monte Verde Ranch offers safe and immediate access to hundreds of miles of beautiful trails in the Angeles National Forest and Hansen Dam Recreation Area (one of the very few horse parks left in the city of Los Angeles). When you visit Monte Verde Ranch, you will enjoy nature at its best — shady trees, cooling breezes, year-round streams, abundant wildlife, and scenic views of the San Gabriel Mountains. Monte Verde Ranch provides equestrians of all ages, income levels and riding ability a clean and family-oriented environment with experienced staff and 24-hour security, offering covered pipe stalls, box stalls, large lighted riding arenas, a round pen, wash racks and semi-private and private tack rooms. There are 24-hour security cameras and round the clock on-site staff. Visit Monte Verde Ranch soon and bring your family and friends to experience the lasting western and equestrian heritage it affords.

Rancho de Felicidad

Chino Hills

(951) 316-0063


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


(760) 743-2377


Located on 28 acres in northern San Diego County, SPVR is nestled in the foothills of the San Pasqual Valley, offering 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 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.

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