One of the best things about living in the Los Angeles area is the fact that we are able to enjoy the great outdoors virtually year-round. Drive two hours in any direction and you’ll find a great place to ski, surf, camp or hike, and there are plenty of golf courses and parks to choose from as well.
Did you know that Southern California is home to some of the finest equestrian facilities in the country? If horseback riding is your thing, here are a few great equestrian facilities in Los Angeles.
All of these stables have wonderful barns, stalls, pastures and riding rings. You can board your horse and know that equine experts are taking great care of your beloved animal.
Acres West: 23200 Mulholland Hwy in CalabasasAcres West is a full service hunter, jumper, equitation training facility offering the very finest in riding instruction as well as care for your horse.
Lionheart Ranch: 3582 Triunfo Canyon Road in Agoura Hills – LionHeart Ranch is a unique Premiere Equestrian Facility located in the Santa Monica mountains of Southern California. They offer first-class facilities, a talented staff of trainers and world-renowned clinicians, combining major training and show barn experience blended with a deep expertise in Holistic horse care.
Malibu Creek Equestrian Center: 2972 Triunfo Canyon Road in Agoura Hills – Malibu Creek Equestrian Center offers 4 barns, riding rings, horse trails and trainers.
Cross Creek Farms: 3661 Cross Creek Road in Malibu – Cross Creek Farm offers a full training, board, and care package that includes lessons, trainer rides, basic feed, supplies, and laundry. They also offer school horse lessons and lease/half lease options.
Mill Creek Equestrian Center: 1881 Old Topanga Road in Topanga – In addition to boarding and equine care, Mill Creek Equestrian Center offers English riding lessons for all levels of equestrians, from pleasure riders to advanced competitors, both children and adults.
Foxfield Riding Academy & Summer Camp: 1250 East Potrero Road in Westlake Village – Since it opened its doors in 1967, Foxfield has offered group lessons to anyone willing to give it a try. The year-round school teaches beginners to advanced riders in a program that emphasizes good horsemanship, sportsmanship and, above all else, safety. Since there are no grooms at Foxfield, riders are taught how to care for horses as a regular part of the curriculum.
Do you ride horses? Do you board them at a facility like these?