Horses have been part of the fabric of life here in Rancho Santa Fe for decades. Ever since Bing Crosby co-founded the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in 1937, the area has been an important place for equestrian facilities and events. For those looking to live an equestrian lifestyle, Rancho Santa Fe is the place to be. Not only are there many wonderful equestrian properties for sale, but there is also an abundance of services and facilities for horse lovers. Here’s a taste of what the equestrian life has to offer in Rancho Santa Fe.
Fairbanks Riding Club
The Fairbanks Riding Club is a park-like and family-friendly boarding facility with plenty of amenities. They completed a major remodel of all stalls in 2011 and offer three arenas and six turn-outs. It’s located inside the gated community of Fairbanks Ranch and is a fantastic addition to this community’s facilities. For those looking for training in classical dressage, Ashley Donadt Dressage operates out of the Fairbanks Riding Club.
Valenti Equestrian Club
The Valenti Equestrian Club is another top-notch facility in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe. Their amenities include a competition legal 20m X 60m dressage court with mirror, in/out barns, stalls, and corral accommodations, galloping track, grass and sand turnouts, large jumping ring, a lakeside trail and much more.
Rancho Cielo Equestrian Facility
The Rancho Cielo Equestrian Facility in Rancho Santa Fe truly is a slice of heaven. They offer various boarding options, training and lessons, and even parties and camps where young riders can learn everything they need to know about horse care. The facility sits on 11 level acres and includes three barns with a total of 40 stalls. They have sheltered corrals, three jumping arenas, and one regulation-sized dressage arena.
Rancho Riding Club
The Rancho Riding Club, located within the Covenant, has been serving riders and horses since 1946. Located on 11 acres near the golf course, this is a great club for people of all ages. Instruction is available for both adults and kids in dressage, equitation, hunters/jumpers, saddle seat, western, and horsemanship. The club has four arenas, all with excellent footing and features access to 50 miles of trails for Rancho Santa Fe Association members and guests.
Osuna Ranch is a private facility on 25 acres that is owned by the Rancho Santa Fe Association. They cater to hunters, jumpers and trail riders and maintain a spacious riding arena. Amenities include one 18-stall barn, two historic three-stall barns, one 10-stall barn, 13 fenced grazing pastures, Grand Prix style jumps, exercise ring and more. They also offer training in hunter/jumper equitation.
Solutions Through Horses Equine Therapy
Did you know you can also learn to better understand yourself and overcome your challenges with the help of horses? Solutions Through Horses Equine Therapy in Rancho Santa Fe offers Equine Assisted Psychotherapy at several private ranches in the area. It’s appropriate for many types of mental health issues, and you don’t even have to have any experience with horses to try it out.
Finally, you’ll be pleased to know that Rancho Santa Fe also offers an exceptional Equine Hospital at the Helen Woodward Animal Center. They treat all horses – from race and show horses to those who just live in your backyard. Their state-of-the-art facility can perform a wide variety of procedures and will provide the best possible care for your horse.
Contact the Lucy Kelts Collection
Are you ready to buy or sell a luxury Rancho Santa Fe home? Then please contact the Lucy Kelts Collection at 858-756-0593 or [email protected]. We are available to sit down with you personally to answer all your real estate questions.