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, South Santa Cruz County, 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 often 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. Our new "Outdoor Arena" is huge and beautiful. We have miles of trails, an indoor arena, indoor stalls, meeting rooms, decks, all the 'stuff' you need to ride and learn all you can about horses and ponies. Sign-up for one lesson a week or as many as you want.

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Pony Club

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

This 24 month course offers your child an opportunity to learn the best practices of horsemanship in a beautiful ocean front setting. The program is designed by the United States Pony Club, a nation-wide organization.

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