Whether your goal is to just get out for some trail riding, or you’re looking for some more in depth classes and training, the facilities around Palos Verdes offer many areas of service for all levels of riders. With kids in mind, many host summer camps and lessons as well.
Here are seven popular options for horseback riding in Palos Verdes:
Wagon Wheel Ranch– This ranch is open seven days a week and offers horses for every type of rider for 1 or 2 hour rides. They are also available for parties and horse camps throughout the year. 4057 Via Opata, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274; (310) 567-3582; pvhorses.net.
Palos Verdes Stables– Full service facility with summer pony camps for children, guided trail rides, and lessons or clinics with celebrity or Olympic-level teachers in all riding disciplines. 4057 Via Opata, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274; (310) 378-3527; Palosverdesstables.com.
Peter Webber Equestrian Center– Along with boarding for horses, there are pony rides, pony camps, an after-school program and riding lessons with a world-renowned Western trainer and two English-style trainers. 26401 Crenshaw Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90505; (310) 541-9487; Pwecent.com.
Cowboy Bootcamp-- Focused on techniques to strengthen horsemanship skills, they offer a thorough and practical teaching approach through trail riding and safety for all levels of riders. 4 Sunnyfield Dr, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274; (310) 872-9421; CowboyBootCamp.net.
Seahorse Riding Club– The private full-service training facility has English riding lessons specializing in hunters, jumpers and equitation, plus summer camps and training for the public. 26411 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274; (310) 541-5921; Seahorseridingclub.org.
Empty Saddle Club– This private horse riding club hosts penning, cutting, and roping practices, events to promote horsemanship, plus weekend group trail riding trips. 39 Empty Saddle Rd, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274; (310) 377-9059; Emptysaddleclub.com.
Portuguese Bend Riding Club– This lesson facility offers summer camps, trail riding and English and Western riding instruction with on-site instructors, as well as dressage lessons with visiting clinicians. 40 Narcissa Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275; (310) 377-3507; Ridingatpbrc.com.