Lessons

Most lessons are held at White Horse Polo Ranch in Escondido, but can also be held at other locations.. With an arena, round pen and a bridal path, riders can learn the foundations of horsemanship at the ranch facility.

Trail lessons can be held at a variety of locations. The Daley Ranch is beautiful at this time of year with wildflowers blooming and the fragrance of mountain sage in the air. Rancho Cuyamaca State Park, just past Julian, is an exceptionally gorgeous trail lesson setting for more advanced riders.

If you have seen horses riding on a trail around the county, there is a good chance we can hold a lesson at that location.

Moonlight trail lessons are growing in popularity, and are held in the beautiful San Dieguito river park on the Coast to Crest trail. This is a scenic, but easy trail and usually the first trail lesson setting for beginners.

Because White Horse Polo Ranch is a small business we can customize any of the lesson plans to fit your needs and schedule.  In return please honor our time by making any cancelations at least 24 hours in advance.

  • Beginning Riding
    Wednesday and Friday afternoons. . . . . . .  3:30 pm
  • Intermediate and Advanced English Riding
    Sunday mornings. . . . . . . 9:00 am
  • Beginning and Intermediate Western and English Riding
    Tuesday through Friday afternoons . . . . 3:30 pm
  • Polo Basics
    Saturday mornings . . . . . .7:15 am
    Sunday afternoons. . . . . . 2:30 pm
    Tuesday evening. . . . . . . . 5:00pm
  • Arena Polo Practice
    Thursday evenings ….5:00pm
  • Ongoing Intermediate and Advanced classes
    including Jumping and Polo
    Call for placement and schedule.
  • Trail Riding Lessons
    Mondays 9am  and
    by appointment, Sundays included
    • Moonlight Trail Lessons

Friday and Saturday before the full moon 5:30 to 9:00 pm
  • All Lessons
    Also available by appointment to fit your schedule

  • Family Lessons
    Learn to ride as a family.  Have fun playing a game of tag on horseback, by appointment
  • Birthday Parties and Scout Troops
    Spend up to 3 hours learning about and riding horses, by appointment
  • Math Riding Special
    With a degree in math and experience teaching, Susan can offer a math tutoring/horseback riding lesson combo at a discounted rate. AdditionalMath tutoring is also available.

Horse and Polo Camp at White Horse Ranch, Escondido

August 3 – August 7, 2015
August 10 – August 14, 2015
August 17 – August 21, 2015

 

Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm
Thursday night pot luck barbecue and skill demonstration
Friday 8am-4pm

Flexible pick-up and drop-off times available by arrangement

Skills Demonstration to follow on Thursday after camp, with a barbecue for campers and parents (tentative start time 6pm)
Bring your bathing suits for a quick dip in the pool after the campers show us what they have learned. Sleeping bags and tents might be a good idea for tired campers to take a break from the barbecue. Musical instruments welcome for campfire songs and rocking out.

Basic Horseback Riding Skills – Beginner through Advanced
Polo Rules, Team Play and Strategy
Jumping Skills
Horse and Tack Care
Horse Trailering Skills
Arts and Crafts
Fun and Educational Horseback Games
Horse First Aid
Basic Horse Training Strategies
Field Trip Friday to Lakeside Polo Grounds to Play a Real Game of Polo on a Grass Field
Horse Communication
Lots of Horsy Fun

Prices: $495/wk $105/day if not attending the full week. The Thursdays are $115 due to the horseback skills demonstration. Receive $5/ day of attendance discount if I receive a $20/day deposit to hold your spot by June 15, 2015. Please let me know your tentative plans so I can try to group students by skill levels.

Call for more details: (858) 254-6773

Gift Certificates
Spend your time riding, not shopping.  When you purchase a gift certificate for someone else, I will give you $10 off your next lesson (trail, arena or polo) as a gift to you.  Also, you can give any dollar amount gift certificate with a minimum of $60 that can be used for a group riding lesson, or that can be applied to a private lesson or trail adventure.

One popular package is a private lesson and a trail adventure.  This $185 gift package insures the rider has a chance to become comfortable riding in a controlled environment before hitting the trail.

A real “kid pleaser” is a package of one private lesson followed by 4 group lessons for $295.   The private lesson sets the tone for safety and confidence, and the multiple rides of the group lessons carry your gift into next year.

Polo is also available for gift certificates.  Call to customize your Polo Package.

As always, I am happy to customize any gift certificate to fit your needs, so call, email or text for more information.