Welcome to Sundance Hills Equestrian Center!

We are a full-service, family-friendly boarding and training facility nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Bonsall, California.

It was once a dream of owner-manager Sara Krause-Whyte to have her own boarding facility where horse lovers could meet, ride together and mingle with others who shared the same passion. Sara’s dream became reality not long ago and has blossomed ever since.



Sundance Hills Equestrian Center (SHEC) proudly caters to English and Western disciplines and we also offer a wide variety of stabling options so that both horses and their owners can be happy.

We also offer quality summer day camps (for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders from ages 4 to a special camp for adults), birthday parties, guided trail rides in many of San Diego’s beautiful trails and horses for lease as well.

Whether you’re looking to enjoy a little time in the saddle, pick up some new skills, try a new sport such as gymkhana or compete at a more advanced level, there is a little something for everyone here at Sundance Hills.

I rode here for a few years while living in San Diego. It’s still the best barn I’ve ever been to. Relaxed, calm and drama free. If I ever return, I will be boarding my horse here!Jamie Moog

Join Us For A Fun Rodeo on August 3rd!

Our third-annual rodeo is Friday, August 3rd at 4:30 pm, and you are invited! We’ll be doing Barrels, Poles Goat Tying & Roping. $20 per event if you enter before August 1st; $20 extra fee to use one of the ranch’s horses; $10 late fee if you register after August 1st. Payment is due with registration. We’ll have tacos, beer, margaritas and sodas available for purchase at the rodeo. Hope you can join us! For more info, click here. For a registration form, click here.

Lessons & Training

We offer lessons for every level of rider in English and Western disciplines.

Great Trainers

Our trainers offer instruction in everything from dressage and hunter/jumper to rodeo, gymkhana, western pleasure and more.

Check Out Our Lessons!

Summer Camps

Summer Camps start June 11 and we offer camps for riders ages 4 to adults.

Join Us This Summer!

We've been hosting summer camps for more than 10 years and this year we're offering Youth Camps, Gymkhana Clinics and Adult Camps.

Learn More About Our Camps!

Boarding & Facilities

We have a range of boarding options to keep horses and owners happy.

Join Our Community

SHEC is a place where horse lovers can meet, ride together and share knowledge and a common passion. Learn more about our facilities!

Tour Our Facilities

Student Spotlight

Congratulations to SHEC students for SWEEPING all divisions at the Mudslingers show on June 30! Juliana took High Point on Misty in AAA; Brook took High Point on Top Gun in AA; Lizza took High Point on Olive in A, with Allie on Brown Cow taking Reserve High Point; and Anne took High Point in FC on Beau. Great work to all our students for an incredible season! Stay tuned for more on our Mudslingers Awards Banquet and for information on our 2018-2019 show, starting in September. If you are interested in competing in gymkhana, please contact Sara or Sonya.



  • We’re having our Annual Summer SHEC Rodeo on Friday, August 3rd at 4:30 pm. We’ll do barrels, poles, goat tying and roping. Click here for more info!
  • Teri at PHS in Bonsall is offering a package deal for new riders. The package consists of boots, helmet and breeches. If you get one item you get 10 percent off; two items is 15 percent off; and three items is 20 percent off. Talk to Vicki for more info.
  • Stenerson Ranch is hosting barrel and pole practice every Wednesday night from 6 to 8 pm. If you are a member of the Mudslingers, you can attend these practice nights for only $10, which is half off the normal price! Call Sonya or Sara if you’d like your horse hauled down!