Are you looking for an outdoor activity that's both fun and safe to keep your kids busy after school? Check out our Academy, designed for school aged children grades K-12, to learn to ride and care for horses. We provide a variety of ranch experiences, encouraging each child 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 children 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 your children to work with. Our Academy provides safe, educational support and physically challenging activities, Monday through Friday, and an atmosphere in which each child can learn, share, and be a supportive member of a team, as well as a team leader.
We have customized our program to follow Natural Horsemanship methods, CHA guidelines and the Rainbow and 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.
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.
Starting August 23rd – October 15th Riding lessons will be available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Choose a riding time that's best for you. Options are from either 3pm-4pm or 4:30pm-5:30pm.
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.
Special Bonus! Once you’ve signed up for a riding lesson we welcome you to join us one hour prior to your lesson - from either 2pm-3pm or 3:30pm-4:30pm - for an equine studies class at no additional charge. If you are unable to come to our Equine Studies class on the same day as your lesson we welcome you to join us at either of those times on your non-lesson days as well (during your scheduled lesson week).
The Equine Studies class will go over mucking, grooming, saddling, tacking, groundwork with the horses, and a lesson about Equines i.e anatomy.
*These times/days may alter after October 15th, but this is a year-round program and we hope to see you all back once our Winter session begins.
We have 5 Day, 3 Day, or 2 Day Options. Click Here to enroll