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San Jose Kids Horseback Riding Services

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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.

  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Celine D.
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Great for adults and kids! My daughter has been riding at KMT for 7 years and I have been riding there for 2 years. KMT has great trainers, great horses and a fantastic program from beginners to advanced. KMT participates in IEA, big rated show and also puts on several schooling shows throughout the year. It is a safe program and provides a fantastic, supportive environment for kids and teenagers.

KEL Equestrian
from 9 reviews
  • 12 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.

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Cypress Ridge Equestrian
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Eric C.
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Nessa is a patient and wonderful coach, and she very knowledgeable about horse riding. As a working professional, flexible sessions made it convenient for me and also a dream come true. I can now enjoy this rewarding activity while traveling abroad and a good coach makes a difference. I'm very proud to have learned proper horse riding from her.

Vescera Show Stables
from 4 reviews
    Katie F.
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    I loved my experiences at Vescera Show Stables! Dina is kind and easy going-she makes riding and the barn fun. I have moved on as a professional jockey at the racetrack and I credit Dina and her experience combined with her teaching ablilty for a lot of my success. She teaches the foundations needed to go on in this business. I would recommend her to riders of any level-everyone can benifit from her. Can't say enough good things about her-shes a trainer, a rider, a teacher, and a worker!!

    • 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!

    from 3 reviews
    • 47 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Stephanie B.
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    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!

    Skye Valley Training LLC
    from 1 review
      Dede L.
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      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!


      We offer private or group lessons. We specialize in beginner to advanced western horsemanship as well as gymkhana and trail rides on our private ranch. We use your horse or ours. Training and boarding are also available. We will travel to you and your horse on a case-by-case basis.


      I specialize in teaching beginners on how to communicate, trust, and ride horses. I teach both Western and English styles of riding, in a safe and comfortable way. I start all beginners on a line until they have the confidence and skill to control their own horse. We slowly make our way off line and into the larger arena. I do not allow my students to advance to the next level not until they have displayed proper control of the horse. I aim to provide a safe environment where humans and horses can learn, interact, and grow together by establishing a relationship of mutual trust and respect through the use of gentle communication.


      We proudly offer horseback riding lessons, summer camps, and training in hunters, jumpers, and equitation! Come ride with us, where you can be part of a fun team with trainers and horses that truly enjoy what we do. Because we run a very small operation, we can give every rider and every horse the attention they require to progress at a steady rate.


      I have rodeoed for a living and have done many clinics all over the United States teaching kids and adults of any level how to ride, rope, and anything!


      We offer horseback riding lessons in a variety of disciplines. We offer lessons for the beginning rider all the way to the advanced rider. Our horses are well cared for and quality trained. Our horses are trained in western, English, hunt seat, dressage (training level through 3rd level), endurance and pleasure riding. The lesson fee includes a one-hour lesson and a one-hour practice session.


      We offer western riding and horsemanship lessons for children and adults of all skill levels with an experienced, CHA certified and insured instructor. Lessons focus on complete horsemanship in addition to riding skills and are private or very small group to allow for individualized instruction tailored to your personal goals and interests. We also offer trail riding instruction and horse leasing opportunities.

      • 6 years in business

      Everyone offers a different way of training, horses and humans alike respond differently with who they interact with. I like to make relationships with the students as well as horses and see how we can better communicate between all parties by studying human and horse behavior.


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


      Our horses and our trainers are exceptional. Our horses are young, sound, safe, well-trained and competitive in the horse-show world. Our trainers are college-educated adults (no younger than 25) who have completed a 2-year teacher-training seminar in addition to their traditional schooling. Everyone in our program is friendly and enthusiastic, so coming to our barn is always a great experience.


      We offer horseback riding lessons for children in Milpitas, CA. Ride Robbie the Quarter Pony or your own horse or pony. Relaxed high-quality lessons are geared to the rider's own pace. Focus on rider confidence, correct technique, and fun. Enjoy trail rides and plenty of low-stress practice time. Lessons are given in Milpitas CA.


      Providing western riding lessons to ages 5 and up! We also offer birthday parties, ranch days and more. Our horses are gentle giants and welcome their riders. We offer excellent full service boarding with trail access to Las Trampas Regional Park.


      We offer private or group lessons. We teach basic riding skills for beginners through advance in hunter/jumpers and all flatwork basics. All training is based on the health, care and mental well-being of the horse and the rider and what is in the best interest of the horse and rider. Safety is always first.

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