Monterey Bay Horsemanship and Therapeutic Center

A fully inclusive Equestrian Center where lives are transformed. We provide exciting, rewarding and meaningful activities for all individuals, including those with special needs.

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Who We Are...

Located oceanside in beautiful La Selva Beach, California, our fabulous Equestrian Center offers a year round program for all ages and ability levels, including those with special needs.

Participants come once a week or all week long. Build your life skills both on and off the horse. Learn what it is to be part of a team and how you can help others

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Featured Programs

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Special Needs - Out-of-Home Respite

We provide respite services on a fully inclusive horse ranch. The Ranch provides an engaging environment for children (and adults) while parents take a much needed break. Many developmental improvements are observed while children participate in Ranch activities and within the Ranch community.

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Riding Lessons

We offer group lessons and private lessons in both English and Western styles of riding - specializing in English. Our new outdoor arena, dubbed the Sunset Arena, is huge and beautiful. We have miles of trails, an indoor arena, indoor stalls, meeting rooms, decks - everything you need to ride and learn all you can about horses and ponies. Sign-up for one or more lessons a week.

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Pony Club

We are an official United States Pony Club Riding Center for Central Coast California. We are committed to providing the best Pony Club experience for your child.

Pony Club follows the curriculum and testing requirements of USPC for level D1 through C3.

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