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- April 1st, 2019 - Special Section

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

Anaheim Equestrian Center & Rancho Del Rio Stable
1370 S. Sanderson Ave. • Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 535-3510 • RanchoDelRioStable.com

These stables are committed to their mission to offer support and training to every person interested in learning more about the magnificent horse. They strive for a partnership between people, horses, community and environment and to provide a safe, fun place for horses and people of all ages where they can learn the skill and art of horsemanship. This 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 center has a 64-stall barn, 12’ x 12’ box stalls, and 12’ x 24’ full covered stalls for over 140 stalls from which to choose. An on-site tack and feed store, which provides free delivery to your stall, is open to the public. Be sure to check out the list of many trainers of all disciplines. See ad on page 18

Courtship Ranch
11270 Dominica Ave. • Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
(818) 899-4059 • CourtshipRanch.com

Courtship Ranch caters to the hands-on, active horse owner who wants top-notch boarding and turnout facilities, professional trainers on-site, access to fabulous trail riding, and multiple lighted arenas (including a spacious covered arena for sun shade, rain protection and night riding). Located in the equestrian community of Shadow Hills / Lake View Terrace area, Courtship Ranch is conveniently located to northern Los Angeles, and is just minutes away from Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, Hollywood, La Canada, and San Fernando. It’s near the Angeles National forest and Hansen Dam trails. The ranch has over 80 stalls, six-plus turnouts, and three lighted arenas with commercial footing. All riding styles are welcome at Courtship Ranch, which has trainers that specialize in dressage, natural horsemanship, quadrille, hunt seat, western, equitation, and trail riding. See ad on page 22

Creek Hollow Ranch
25279 Creek Hollow Dr. • Ramona, CA 92065
(760) 789-4875 • CreekHollowRanch.com

Creek Hollow Ranch is 350 acres of pristine valley and rolling hills that provide a tranquil setting for spending time with your horse. This full-service ranch includes nine arenas, including a 30,000 sq. ft. indoor arena, three round pens and miles of beautiful trails.  Creek Hollow Ranch provides a multi-discipline equestrian training facility and boarding center with your choice of barn stalls with runs, mare motel corrals, or pastures.  It’s the perfect setting for both the leisurely rider or the serious competitor—there is something for everyone. Hunter, jumper, dressage, event, trail, endurance, western and English pleasure, show and just-for-fun riders all enjoy the amenities and peace the ranch offers. It also offer lay-ups and retirement for your horses. See ad on page 23

Deer Springs Equestrian Center
2333 North Twin Oaks Valley Rd. • San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-9600 • DeerSpringsEquestrian.com

Deer Springs Equestrian Center is a spacious facility where all 24’x24’ pipe stalls have space in between so horses do not have direct contact, ensuring a calmer environment for each horse. The barn stalls have in-and-outs and rubber mats for horse comfort. With seven different arenas including one of the nicest covered, lighted arenas in Southern California, Deer Springs can accommodate the needs of trainers and recreational riders all year long. There is a small track, round pen, two large turnout arenas, and a nice network of trails nearby. For your convenience, Deer Springs Feed & Supply is on the premises to provide all your horse and animal feeds and supplies. See ad on page 21

El Rodeo Equestrian Center
4449 Carbon Canyon Rd. • Brea, CA 92823
(714) 528-7510 • ElRodeoEquestrianCenter.com

El Rodeo Equestrian Center is a boarding, training, and show facility located off the 57 freeway in Orange County. It’s a great place for families and friends to host banquets utilizing its newly remodeled kitchen and club house. Equestrians from all over the area come to ride on its 200 miles of multi-use trails every day. El Rodeo offers training in all forms of western riding for any level of rider to learn. Among popular activities are its Friday Night Ranch Sorting Practices, EXCA Clinics and Races (hosted by Mary Rose Anderson), JACKPOT Sundays, and Cutting in the Canyon events. The stable offers a wide variety of clinics. Owners Fran and Bill Klovstad invite everyone to come participate. See ad on page 19

Los Angeles Equestrian Center
480 West Riverside Dr. • Burbank, CA 91506
(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 from which to choose, including pipe corrals, half wooden box stalls and fully enclosed box stalls. There are plenty of sun pens, turnout 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. See ad on page 20

Oceanside Equestrian Center
321 Wilshire Rd. • Oceanside, CA 92057
(760) 717-1101 • SkyDanceRanch.com

Oceanside Equestrian Center offers ocean breezes and 25 acres of gently sloped and level land that provides many riding areas, including a large jumping arena, additional outdoor arena and an indoor arena. Round pens and a 3-plus-acre horse agility/obstacle course is located inside a groomed track. Livestock is available for sorting, penning and herding. Being surrounded by irrigated farmland and the Arrowood Golf Course provides a resistance to wildfires and OEC has become a major evacuation center, especially with its easy-to-get-to main roads. Boarding options include pastures, paddocks, corrals, and barn stalls. Paddocks and corrals range in size, typically 24×24’ and 30×50’, and there are many customization options. See ad on page 24

Rancho de Felicidad
2927 English Place • Chino Hills, CA 91709
(951) 316-0063 • rdefinc.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. See ad on page 24

San Pasqual Valley Ranch
2460 Cloverdale Rd. • Escondido, CA 92029
(760) 743-2377 • CallSPVR.com

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, arena with cattle access, sand and sorting arenas (all lighted) and many other amenities. The ranch’s English facilities include two lighted jumping arenas in a gorgeous setting. The ranch is professionally maintained and groomed with modern, state-of-the-art equipment—for the horse and rider, that means perfect footing for riding and competing! There’s direct access to miles of comfortable and scenic riding trails. See ad on page 23

Tony Smith’s Equine Boarding & Training
23970 E. Old Julian Highway • Ramona, CA 92065
(903) 316-8770 cell

With over 30 years’ experience in training, Tony Smith has returned to California to manage a professionally run boarding and training facility in the San Diego county community of Ramona. Experienced in both western and English disciplines, his skills and natural ability to teach and train, have brought his clients great successes both in the show ring and on the trail. The sprawling ranch offers a peaceful environment and family atmosphere. The facility includes two arenas, two round pens, 24×24’ covered pipe corrals, irrigated turnout pastures, personal tack rooms, pasture riding with trails, and plenty of parking. See ad on page 22

Vista del Mar Ranch
8567 Happy Camp Rd. • Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 523-0523 • VistaDelMarRanch.com

Vista del Mar Ranch is a full-service boarding and training facility located less than two miles north of the city limits of Moorpark. The ranch is the only boarding facility that has direct access to Happy Camp Canyon Regional Park. The park boasts amazing views of the ocean, the Channel Islands, as well as the surrounding mountains. Vista del Mar Ranch’s immaculate facility offers three types of accommodations for your horse. Main Barn: 12×12’ stalls with 12×24’ runs, state-of-the-art fly system, automatic waterers, lights and premium bedding keep the horses relaxed & comfortable. Mare Motels: 16×24’ partially covered stalls; stall bedding is washed sand. Pastures: 2 large one-acre-plus pastures. The ranch also offers two large arenas with lights and an automatic watering system, a 50-ft round pen and six large turnouts. Cool onshore breezes keep this area very comfortable. See ad on page 24

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