Horseback Riding Lessons

Western & English Riders are Welcome

For horseback riding lessons in Bonsall, Fallbrook, Lilac, Valley Center, Oceanside, Vista, Rainbow, DeLuz and the entire North County San Diego region, come check out Sundance Hills Equestrian Center!

Look at our Trainers page to meet our wonderful trainers here at SHEC! We are also vendors for horseback riding lessons for the following Charter Schools: Inspire Charter, Element Education, Valiant Academy, NUA, Springs Charter, Compass Charter School, Julian Charter and Summit Academy. If you would like to request us as a vendor for your child, please let us know so we can apply!

Horseback Riding Lessons

All riders must wear jeans or breeches and a closed-toe shoe or boot. Helmets are provided, or you may bring your own. During each lesson, new riders are guided by the following schedule:

  • First 15 Minutes: Get out the horse, groom and tack up. Safety is ALWAYS our priority.
  • 35-40 Minutes: Ride Time
  • 5-10 Minutes: Cool down the horse and un-tack.

More experienced riders are allowed to come early and tack up so they can utilize the full hour for riding.

"My daughter started lessons here after riding for several years at various places. At Sundance, she has found a great gymkhana team of which she feels a very important part, an incredible riding coach (Sara) who cares about her abilities, her potential and her character AND probably most important for her...a great group of friends. This environment has proved to be an incredible training ground for my daughter as a horse-girl and as a person."Kraig Kidd Dragula
"Sara and her team are amazing! They treat everyone and their horses with exceptional care! They do it all...from boarding your horse to training your child how to ride properly!"Staci Schreiner


Horseback Riding Lessons

Group Lessons consist of 6-7 riders.
Package A: 4 Group Lessons - $155
Package B: 8 Group Lessons - $300
Package C: 12 Group Lessons - $420

To purchase lessons, please visit our Lessons Payment page.

Private Lessons

We offer private lessons for $280 for a package of four.

Semi-private Lessons

We offer semi-private lessons for 2-3 riders. A package of four semi-private lessons is $210. A package of eight semi-private lessons is $410.

Tiny Tot Horseback Riding Lessons

Tiny Tot horseback riding lessons are designed for children under five years old and are 30 minutes long instead of a full hour. Tiny Tot riders learn proper safety techniques while around horses, learn to help groom a horse, learn how to correctly put on tack and ride for 15 minutes. Tiny Tot lessons are a great way to introduce your child to riding without staying a full hour.

Rates: $135 for a package of four tiny-tot private lessons.

*Note that lesson rates are less expensive for those using their own horses, for example $135 for a pack of four group lessons.

Policies for Horseback Riding Lessons & Packages

Any package purchased must be pre-paid.

Any lessons not used in a package are non-refundable.

Family members/siblings may share a package.

Cancellation Policy

24-hour's notice is required when cancelling a horseback riding lesson or you be will charged the full price of the lesson. This is because a late cancellation prevents someone else from taking your spot.

More than two consecutive cancellations will result in you losing your spot in your lesson.

Trainer Availability

  • Sara is available for instruction Monday - Thursday afternoons.
  • Vicki is available on the weekend and Tuesday - Thursday afternoons. Adults only.
  • Erin is available Tuesday - Thursday afternoons.