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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
Destiny T.
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Assistant trainer here! Kelly is literally the best boss ever. Her training and riding skills are impeccable. Her teaching, riding, and horsemanship skills not only are affective, but she always explains why and how they are affective. I have only been here a year and not only have I learned more about teaching and training, I have learned what it feels to be surrounded by individuals that make coming to the barn feel like your escape from reality. This is my second family! The horses are in top quality care here and saftey is number one when it comes to our team.

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.

Cypress Ridge Equestrian
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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

Ligara Farms
from 2 reviews
    Pallavi Y.
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    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.

    Jennifer M.
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    I had a fantastic riding lesson! Peter was patient, encouraging and confident as he taught me the basics of riding. I was really nervous but Peter gently led me through the lesson and I would definitely recommend him. As a classroom teacher I can recognize when someone is able to impart information clearly so that the learner can experience success. I highly recommend Peter Adame


    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 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.


    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.


    Millennium Farm is a full-service training barn that caters to riders of all ages and abilities, with the common theme being a desire to achieve their riding goals. Whether our riders are jumping their first cross rail or heading to the medal finals, our attention to detail, positive and goal-oriented approach will allow them to achieve their riding dreams.


    Services include the following: * therapeutic horseback riding * equine assisted learning * vaulting and adaptive vaulting * traditional riding lessons on Reiki-attuned, well-trained, reliable horses and ponies We specialize with individualized instruction and custom-tailored programs to suit the needs and goals of the rider, while maintaining a safe environment for all.


    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.


    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.

    • 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.



    I am an English riding instructor. I teach English riding from beginner to advanced. I teach dressage, jumping and eventing. I also teach very beginner riders balanced seat. Please call for more info.


    We do it all! We are dedicated to serving our customer's needs, and our goal is 100% horse satisfaction. We strive to bring you the best in quality knowledge, experience and service. We want every horse to become an enjoyable partner, whatever your discipline. Michelle has ridden horses all of her life and has trained horses and riders professionally for over 25 years. Our ranch offers horse boarding, training, horse sales, horseback trail rides and pony parties.


    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.


    At Three Horse Farm, we train hunters, jumpers and equitation, inspiring excellence at all levels. We offer complete training, lesson and sales programs with discount packages available. We specialize in building confidence in both horse and rider; whether just starting out or overcoming past insecurities. Our individualized programs are tailored to bring success to each personal goal, whether in the show ring or around the barn. Contact us today to discuss your path to success and schedule a complimentary consultation lesson!

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    Livermore, CA

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      I am hoping to train for endurance riding. I have an arabian/QH cross and am soon to have an Icelandic, both of which I would love to have compete in an Endurance event.
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