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San Jose Horseback Riding Instructors

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  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Vivian H.
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I love going to Kristen's ranch and meet with her for my horseback riding lesson!! There are several amazing trails near the ranch, and riding on the trial just help you clear your mind so much. Kristen is extremely patient and I love her energy when I'm riding with her. I keep doing all the moves wrong lol , but she is always so patient in correcting me. My work schedule couldn't allow me to stick with the ride weekly which is sad, but I highly recommend Kristen if anyone is looking for a horseback riding instructor in the Bay Area.

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St. Francis Riding Club
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Leanne L.
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I had a lesson with Oni this past Saturday and really enjoyed it. I was impressed right away with how clean and organized the barn was, and clearly well taken care of horses. It felt luxurious to have your lesson horse prepped for you before and after the lesson, that is definitely different. Oni was knowledgeable, positive, and encouraging in our lesson. Helps that the are around there is so pretty too. Was great being back in the saddle and look forward to going back!

  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rochelle T.
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Kelly is a knowledgable trainer who gets great results from her riders. She runs a successful and well organized business and teaches her riders not only to ride but all of the necessary skills to be a good horse owner. She has high expectations for her riders and is supportive of students of all levels.

KEL Equestrian
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn B.
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It was my daughter's first time riding a horse and she was provided a wonderful experience from start to finish.

Graceland Equestrian Center
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Robin D.
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Excellent care of horses, and Danielle found me a great teacher for private riding lessons

Cypress Ridge Equestrian
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Justine L.
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Just had my first lesson with Nessa. I shared some of my goals with Nessa -- that I was interested in show jumping (eventually), and she was so encouraging despite my obvious amateur skill-level. Nessa was extremely adept at giving direction as well as corrections. The lesson was both mentally and physically challenging in the best ways. I felt a genuine connection to both Nessa and Spiffy (the horse). The lesson was very structured and I am thrilled to have finally found a great place to ride. Nessa is clearly a phenomenal teacher and I am excited to be training with her.

Jessica Miller Dressage
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carl K.
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We had gone to several barns/ranches trying to find a good fit for my 9 year old daughter. Jessica has been by far the best fit in terms of teaching about the basics of horse care, basic horse riding, and now training for shows. She is able to balance just the right amount of demands for my daughter to achieve success and mixing in praise where needed. My daughter's love of horses and riding has grown tremendously. As an added benefit my daughter general confidence in life has grown along the way. We owe a special thanks to Jessica.

Vescera Show Stables
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Lena C.
    Verified review

    I have been training with Dina for 10 years. She is a phenomenal teacher. Dina learns each of her students’ strengths and weaknesses and tailors her lessons accordingly. She always talks with her students to find out each of their goals and develops a program to help them reach it. I am always telling her she has the patience of a saint. My riding skills would not be where they are today if it weren’t for her teaching me over the years. Dina always gives the horses the best care and training. I never worried about my horse when I had to leave town because I knew he would be cared for like he was her own. Dina incorporates many different activities (shows, trail rides, cross country schooling, horse camping) to make her students’ riding experience the best it can be. If you are looking to advance your riding skills and have a good time doing it, I highly recommend training with Dina.

    • 27 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Lori B.
    Verified review

    I highly recommend Dennis and Bright Ranch for horseback riding! My 10 year old son begged for us to get him lessons for almost a year. I found the Bright Ranch and explained exactly what kind of experience we were looking for. After the first lesson, my son gave Dennis the highest compliments and is looking forward to many days spent learning to ride and care for the horses. We are very happy to have found such a great program!

    Triton
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 47 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Stephanie B.
    Verified review

    I have never done any horseback riding before so I was a little nervous to start but after meeting with Susan for the first time and being introduced to the horses and having a tour of the property I felt very comfortable to begin my lessons. After my first lesson I was hooked. Susan is an amazing instructor. She is very informative, patient, and her passion for horses and teaching is highly expressed. She is also super fun to be around and very down to earth. I am currently on my fifth lesson and I am handling the horse better than I've ever excepted. I have fallen so in love with horses and learning how to ride I eventually will like to compete. The Triton Property is also very beautiful. There is plenty of space to ride and learn. This has truly been a very therapeutic and wonderful experience and I can't wait for my next lesson!

    QUEST Equestrian
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Robert A.
    Verified review

    Jerry is a thoughtful teacher who gives clear instructions. All his lessons are fun. His horses are sweet.

    Ligara Farms
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Pallavi Y.
      Verified review

      Great improvement seen after riding at Ligara. The instructors are simply awesome and the lesson horses are great. Caitlyn is also extremely flexible in adjusting lesson timings with our busy schedule. Would recommend for beginner as well as advanced. There is a nice trail nearby where you can take a walk/run while your child is at lesson.

      • 29 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Robert A.
      Verified review

      Lisa is one of the most knowledgable horse-women I've ever met. She's got a flexible schedule that makes it easy to schedule lessons and her approach is very personalized. She's hilarious too, so that makes each lesson a treat.

      Down Centerline Dressage
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 21 years in business
      Melissa W.
      Verified review

      I've worked with a number of riding instructors over the years but never one that works so incredibly hard for every student. Emily has great skill for evaluating each horse and each rider and adjusting every lesson to fit that day & that moment in time. She is enthusastic & encouraging. You will leave each lesson with great tools & more knowledge and understanding of your horse and of riding then with most riding instructors. Emily works to create independent riders who can continue their training during practice rides and feel confident to do so. If you don't quite have that confidence yet, she will get you there. Under Emily's watchful eye I have grown so much as a rider and my horse is happier and more fit then ever before.

      Vineyard Eventing
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 20 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Ann R.
      Verified review

      My daughter is loving her lessons and the encouragement she's given has created such confidence. It's amazing.

      Skye Valley Training LLC
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Dede L.
        Verified review

        I started riding as an adult and looked for a program that encouraged the horse experience from the ground up. The trainers at Skye Valley Training gave me a strong foundation for my horse journey by helping me get to know how to properly care for a horse, learn how to ride it and appreciate horsemanship and the joyful relationship that comes with spending time on a horse. Ten years later I am riding on my own special equine partner and spending amazing times with my kids who are also riding and eventing throughout Northern California. Watching my kids grow and learn empathy and compassion as well as responsibility for their horse has been such a wonderful experience. All of us have acquire poise and confidence during our horse journey and it has been so much fun to spend horse filled weekends camping with the horses, watching my kids compete as a team, not only with their horse but with the other eventers or dressage riders showing alongside us. I didn't know when I started on that first riding lesson ten years ago that it would become such a passion and fulfilling part of my family's life. Skye Valley Training gave us the foundation by providing quality lessons, strong mentorship, fantastic lesson horses and a great barn atmosphere and friendly clientele. Adults and children alike will get riding lessons suited to the absolute beginner or to more advanced riders. The trainers also have experience in working with young horses, training you and your horse to the next level and provide a varied and extensive training program if you have a horse. World class clinicians come to our barn on a regular basis and our home barn schooling shows offer all riders show experience at any level. Our barn is fantastic as well, offering miles of trails, 2 indoor and 2 outdoor arenas for year round riding. You will not be disappointed if you start your horse journey with Skye Valley Training!

        Riddle Horse Training
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        About

        We have over twenty years of experience. Our goal is a well-rounded, soft and responsive horse that is a joy to ride. We specialize in quality horses with good minds. All breed training, centered riding, ranch horse training, trail, western pleasure, English, and fitting programs are available. We also offer lessons to both adults and children. In addition to on-site work, I can provide email and/or phone instruction and support to clients. Additionally, video can be submitted and suggestions/training provided via email and phone.

        About

        We offer horseback riding lessons, horse training, boarding, summer camps, and trail rides. We are a full-boarding facility.

        About

        SMHJ is a hunter jumper and English riding facility that caters to children and adults, beginner through advanced. Great-school horses are available as well as show-quality lease horses. We offer a safe and friendly family environment. Call today for your free lesson!

        About

        We offer horse boarding, private riding lessons and trail riding. We have kids' monthly group lessons as well.

        About

        I train riders from beginner to advanced. I have worked with many amazing trainers. Also, I train horses and ponies.

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