HILLSIDE TRAINING STABLES,
Riding Lessons, Summer Camps, Girl Scout Badges &
9065 Oak Avenue, Orangevale, CA 95662
Office (916) 987-1667; Cell (916) 712-1667
Located in the Sacramento area, in the heart of Orangevale, we are near the communities of Folsom, Fair Oaks, Granite Bay, Roseville, Rocklin, Citrus Heights, Carmichael, El Dorado Hills, Gold River and Rancho Cordova.
Our mission is to provide a family friendly stables with a variety of horse flavors. Kids ages 3 to 94 are invited to come relax and enjoy the beauty and joys of horses and horsemanship at our facility. Whether you are looking for riding lessons, summer camps or boarding, we have it all. Girl Scouts can earn their badges, Home Schoolers can learn about animal husbandry and horse owners can enjoy Orangevale Park across the street where there are riding trails as well as a playground and picnic tables.
Come by and check us out!
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Horse Riding Lessons & Summer Day Camp
We are a family friendly riding stable that offers riding lessons, summer camps, birthday parties, girl scout badges and horse boarding. We specialize in beginners as well as train students of all levels of riding. We have 9 lesson horses ranging from total beginner to advanced. Our Goal is to teach you how to ride any horse you come across with control and confidence, while having a wonderful time!
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Our 2022 Summer Camp Schedule IS SET!!!
This year we are able to offer our Fun With Horses Camp. For ages 6 to 9 years of age, we will hold 4 weeks of camp from 8am to 12noon. We are grateful that we are able to hold at least one of our camps this year. But this is going to fill up very fast!
While the worst of the Pandemic is over, there is still a lingering sign of it almost everywhere you go: continued Mask wearing
for those not feeling safe. Fortunately, no masks are required here and it is a very safe environment to be in as we are in the Great Outdoors. Our Summer Camps are back beginning in
June. Our Horse Husbandry program works well in this environment, and we've had great feedback from past students.
We have had some minor changes in our lesson horses, however Purdy, Christopher, Joker, Hook, Tony 27, Midnight 27, Shahmone at 25 and Pete now at 32! are still going strong...and our beginner riders love them all. Joey and Casey went to join my other horses in the Pastures in Heaven and they all are happily running around and grazing all day long I am sure! A girlfriend of mine purchased a horse that she's keeping with us and allowing me to use him as an Intermediate lesson horse. His name is Rico and he's 9 years old. He's an Appendix TB standing at 16.2 Hands, he's as sweet as can be..and what we call a "chill" horse! WELCOME RICO!!
We also have had a turnover in Instructors: Carrie (previously our Barn Manager and later Instructor) has moved on to be with her family more. Shaina has gone off to college to be a Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine. Audrey is now becoming one of our main instructors teaching young kids and teens beg;inner/intermediate lessons. Aleah also has her hand in a little bit of teaching as well as having fun with her horse Poncho Too who is boarded here. Brittany Barsch, Kathy's daughter has FINALLY joined us with teaching our students!! She brings with her 18.5 years of horsin' around, and owns 2 of the horses here at our stables: Hollywood & Daishar. She has been a member of the Orangevale 4H Horse Project for 5 years but will be aging out this summer. Kathy will continue to teach the advanced riders and all the Instructors and Trainees, furthering their riding skills so they can move up levels and keep their students with them.
We are now offering our Fun With Horses Summer Camp directly through our stables and are no longer offering it through the Parks Departments. Both camps are now the duration and the same price and the kids have enjoyed the additional extra hour for the Fun With Horses camp. You can check out more info regarding both camps on the Summer Camps page.
Our Boarding rates are very competitve and we have made a couple of changes to the size of some stalls/corrals. The rising cost of horse ownership everywhere makes it challenging to continue operating without raising our rates periodically. We will continue to keep our rates competitive and strive to maintain a quality facility with quality instruction.
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From all the Horse Lovers here at Hillside Stables!