Are you looking for an outdoor activity that's both fun and safe? Check out our Academy, designed for people of all ages from 5 and up, to learn to ride and care for horses. We provide a variety of ranch experiences, encouraging each participant to use their individual abilities to reach their full potential while gaining new experiences for personal growth. Working with horses is a great way for people to learn to love the outdoors, care for animals, and to have fun and adventure in a new sport.
The Academy takes place at our ranch in Poway, CA. We have experienced and caring instructors, as well as trained horses for you to work with. Our Academy provides safe, educational support and physically challenging activities,
We customize our program to follow Natural Horsemanship methods, CHA guidelines and the HorseSense Learning Levels Program to ensure the safety and progression of all our riders. This color level system provides a structured and fun way for students to develop their skills, as well as a fun way for parents and riders to observe progress.
Our unique lesson format consists of a 1 hour Equine Study Lesson which includes grooming, tacking up, ground work and study lessons on topics like behavior, anatomy, body language, socialization, and health. Also, a 1 hour Riding Lesson where participants will be introduced to a new riding discipline every three months while working on their foundational riding skills. Last but not least, we offer a lease option to our lesson students to allow students more time to develop relationships and build skills (restrictions apply).
Click below to send us a message to find out more about our Fall Academy schedule and reserve a space for your child.
San Diego Trail Company and The Academy at Poway Equestrian Center offer a comprehensive, fun lesson program that focuses on building confidence for people of all ages. Whether you just want to learn to ride equestrian or are looking to advance your horsemanship skills to the next level.
The lesson schedule is as follows:
Monday 3:30-5:30pm and 4:30-6:30pm
Wednesday 3:30-5:30pm and 4:30-6:30pm
We know getting the most amount of time possible with the horses is important so they will be tacked and ready when you arrive to ensure your entire hour will be on the horse. Our lessons consist of a 1 hour Riding Lesson and a 1 hour Equine Studies class. The Equine Studies class will go over mucking, grooming, saddling, tacking, groundwork with the horses, and a lesson about Equines i.e anatomy.
We are currently offering a lease option to our lesson students to allow them more time to develop relationships and build skills (restrictions apply). Click below to find out more information about this great opportunity for your child.
*These times/days may alter after May 15th, but this is a year-round program and we hope to see you all back once our Summer session begins.
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