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.
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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 12 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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March 2020 "A Year to be Remembered"
Who could have imagined we'd be in the throes of the COVID pandemic right now? While Shelter in Place has been enforced I was pleased that Equestrian Activities were exempt. It made sense that being outdoors in the sunshine with fresh air in abundance and loving on horses was not a contagious environment! Our Homeschools had to follow their own policies regarding in person classes and it did slow us down a bit, however, we also created a new Video series for the students to view at home and continue to learn about horses and Animal Husbandry. We are hoping this is only for a short time and all normal activities will resume in time for our Summer Camps 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, Summer, Tony 25, Midnight 25 and Pete at 30! 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 happy and happily running around and grazing all day long I am sure! We are currently in the process of looking for a new lesson horse. I am hoping to find him soon so he can help out with the work load.
We also have had a turnover in Instructors: Carrie (previously our Barn Manager) teaches all beginner and advanced beginner riders and is currently learning to teach the intermediate riders. Shaina has been teach with us for a couple of years but will soon be leaving to go to College to be a Doctor of Veterinarian practice. Bailey Marvin is joining us and comes with many years of riding all types of disciplines, from Western to Endurance to English and will now improve her Dressage skills here. She has a few horses of her own and has taught off and on in the past. She will be taking on beginners and intermediate riders. Eleanor is our young newby Instructor, at 16 will teach the Mommy & Me classes and the 5-7 year olds. She has been assisting our summer camps and is well versed in beginner riders. 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!