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: PCA, CPA, MVA, Element Education, Elite Academic Academy, Springs Charter, Compass Charter School, Julian Charter and Excel Academy. If you would like to request us as a vendor for your child, please let us know so we can apply!

Sara instructing a group keyhole lesson

All riders must wear jeans or breeches and a closed-toe shoe or boot. Helmets are provided until you have completed a total of 8 lessons, then you must purchase your own.

Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to your lesson to help ready your horse.


"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


Group Lessons

Group Lessons consist of 5+ riders.

4 Group Lessons - $180
8 Group Lessons - $350
12 Group Lessons - $495

To purchase lessons, please visit our Lessons Payment page.

Private Lessons

4 Private Lessons - $320

Semi-Private Lessons

We offer semi-private lessons for 2-3 riders. (Or larger groups if we cannot add 5 or more riders).

4 Semi-private Lessons - $250
8 Semi-private Lessons - $480

Tiny Tot 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  about 15 minutes. Tiny Tot lessons are a great way to introduce your child to riding without staying a full hour.

4 Tiny Tot Lessons - $160

Lesson & Package Policy

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 - Please Read

We require 24 hours’ notice for cancellation of a lesson. We understand a rider may get sick, have car problems, etc. and need to cancel at the last moment. However, we can’t refund the lesson if we are notified less than 24 hours before the lesson because we will have already committed to pay instructors and wranglers to staff that lesson. If you give us more notice (more than 24 hours' notice), we can reschedule instructors and wranglers.

If a rider misses two lessons in a one-month period, we cannot hold the spot. They will be removed from the weekly schedule and reinstated to an open spot as available when they return. We have waiting lists on some lesson times.

Please note that packages must be purchased before lessons are taken, not after.

Finally, we do not offer bi-weekly lessons.

Instructor Availability

  • Sara is available Monday - Thursday afternoons.
  • Vicki is available over the weekend and Tuesday & Thursday mornings.
  • Erin is available Wednesday & Thursday afternoons.
  • Janel is available Monday-Wednesday.