Horseback Riding Lessons
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!
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
Private Horseback Riding Lessons
Private Lessons are an hour long. One single private lesson is $55
Package A: 4 Private Lessons (One lesson per week) – $210
Package B: 8 Private Lessons (Two lessons per week) – $410
“First Timer’s Lesson“- (only for those who have not ridden at SHEC before, and want to be placed with an appropriate group, OR for someone wanting trying out a horse for lease): (An hour long) – $55
Group Horseback Riding Lessons
Group Lessons consist of 2-6 riders; a single group lesson is $30
Package A: 4 Group Lessons (One lesson per week) – $115
Package B: 8 Group Lessons (Two lessons per week) – $220
Package C: 12 Group Lessons (Three lessons per week) – $300
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: $30 for a 30-minute private lesson or $110 for a package of four tiny-tot private lessons.
“First Timer’s Lesson”
“First Timer’s Lessons” are designed with safety in mind. Any new rider wanting to join in on a group lesson at SHEC, or wanting to lease a horse, must take this one time lesson. In the lesson, the rider is evaluated on horsemanship (grooming, tacking up, leading the horse) and on riding skills. At the end of the lesson, the instructor can place the rider an appropriate group, find the perfect lease horse, or schedule their next private lesson.
Rate: $55 for a 60-minute first-timers private lesson.
Policies for 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.
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.
- Sara is available for instruction Tuesday – Friday afternoons.
- Vicki is available on the weekend and Tuesday – Thursday afternoons.
- Erin is available Tuesday through Friday late mornings-early afternoons.