Equine: Clubs, Lessons & Camps for Youth

Clubs, lessons, camps, guest ranches and rescues offer opportunities to learn about horses and riding. Equine rescues and sanctuaries often offer horse sponsorships and may offer riding lessons with your sponsored horse.

MULTIPLE COUNTIES

4H Equine Education. Youth program that offers a wide variety of equine projects including horsemanship, breeding, draft, drill, driving, English & Western, gymkhana, judging, miniature, trail riding & ponies. http://www.ca4h.org/Projects/SET/EquineEducation.

  • Butte County. (530) 538-7201.
  • Glenn County. (530) 865-1110.
  • Shasta County. (530) 224-4900.
  • Siskiyou County. (530) 842-2711.
  • Tehama County. (530) 527-3101.

United States Pony Clubs, Inc. National horsemanship program for youth to age 25. Develops character, leadership, confidence & a sense of community by teaching the care of horses & ponies, riding & mounted sports. Call for information on starting a Pony Club or joining an existing club or center. http://www.ponyclub.org. (859) 254-7669.

BUTTE COUNTY

Almond Country Farms Equestrian Center; Durham. Lesson program includes riding (Western or English) & horse care. Summer camps offered. 2304 Hutton Way. (530) 343-1558.

Equestrians In Harmony; Chico. Provides classes & camps in equestrian vaulting & English riding & jumping. Helps students become thoughtful, confident & safe equestrian athletes. Specially trained horses are provided for vaulting classes. Individual lesson horses are NOT provided. http://www.equestriansinharmony.com. Bidwell Park Horse Arena: find Arena Way off Wildwood Ave. (530) 200-3944.

GLENN COUNTY

Equestrians In Harmony; Orland. Provides classes & camps in equestrian vaulting & English riding & jumping. Helps students become thoughtful, confident & safe equestrian athletes. Specially trained horses are provided for vaulting classes. Individual lesson horses are NOT provided.
http://www.equestriansinharmony.com.
3995 County Rd S. (530) 200-3944.

SHASTA COUNTY

NorCal Trail Rides; Anderson. Year-round trail rides throughout Northern CA, summer horse camps, riding & horsemanship lessons for all ages & levels, summer camps, special occasions, Girl & Boy Scout clinics & horse training. http://www.norcaltrailrides.com. 21260 Hawes Rd. (530) 515-8958.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Ananda Ranch; Grenada. Dr. Tricia Weldon is a health psychologist specialized in equine assisted trauma intervention. The Ananda Ranch program is open to everyone regardless of age or ability/disability. Ananda Ranch provides equine assisted awareness services to persons seeking unique therapeutic healing or emotional strengthening. Participants will experience self-improvement, personal enrichment & true unbridled bliss.
http://www.anandaranch.org. 901 White Rock Rd. (530) 925-2567.

Mt. Hermon Kidder Creek; Greenview. Serving approximately 1,500 campers &  families each summer through day camps, overnight camps & adventure experiences. Offers multiple summer camps for beginning, intermediate & advanced horsemanship. Grades 2-12. http://www.mounthermon.org/kidder-creek. 2700 S. Kidder Creek Rd. (888) 886-7386.

Rockin’ Maddy Ranch; Yreka. Offers scenic trail rides with stunning views of Mt Shasta, pony rides, riding lessons & horse drawn carriage. Appointments based on owner’s availability. http://www.rockinmaddyranch.com. 11921 Cram Gulch Rd. (530) 340-2100.

Shasta Riding Club; Weed. Nonprofit riding program where children, their families & knowledgeable leaders share the passion of horsemanship regardless of economic resources, learning styles or any other differences. An inclusive community where local youth & families can build character, develop relationships, learn responsibility & cultivate empathy through riding & other activities with rescued horses. shastaridingclub@gmail.com. http://www.shastaridingclub.org.  4838 Solus Pl. (530) 340-5818.

VS Equine; Mt. Shasta. Offers a comprehensive training program which emphasizes safe & enjoyable trail riding & sound horsemanship from the ground up. VS Equine works with sensory & trail obstacles & frequently rides out on the trail & in the wilderness. vsequine@gmail.com. http://www.vsequine.com. (530) 925-2608.

OTHER COUNTIES

Coffee Creek Ranch; Trinity Center. Guest ranch offering ranch-stay packages. Summer youth programs for ages 3-17, Trinity Alps Wilderness Area pack trips, plus Ride & Dine activities (horseback riding & meal). Special events, family reunions & conference facilities available. http://www.coffeecreekranch.com. 4310 Coffee Creek Road. (800) 624-4480.

Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch; Quincy. A western paradise for people who love horseback riding, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, fresh mountain air, blue skies, spectacular views, starry nights & unconditional relaxation. Features camps & fun special events for the entire family.
http://www.greenhornranch.com. 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Rd. (800) 334-6939.

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Updated: Jul 13, 2017 @ 1:22 pm