Equestrian Center

Last Modified: July 22, 2014

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The 25-acre Equestrian Center operates an extensive year-round English and western riding program, horse boarding facilities, and features a 45,000-square-foot indoor riding arena, four barns, and several pastures. Whether you’re brand-new to the sport or an experienced rider, you’ll gain skills and confidence under the direction of our professionally trained staff.

Waitlist now open for Fall 2014

The Equestrian Center is currently taking waitlist applications for the Fall 2014 Quarter. We offer both individual stalls and group dry lot pasture. Download the form from the "Boarding" section of our webpage and send it back to the Equestrian Center by email, snail mail, or fax. Boarding is available for undergraduate or graduate students. Take advantage of our convenient on-campus location and ride on any or all of the equestrian teams that call the EQC home. We boast many riding spaces, including a grass derby field and surrounding hilly galloping track, a supersized covered arena, regulation dressage court, two additional outdoor arenas, and several turnouts. The facility is fully staffed with four resident barn supervisors for 24/7 care. Stall board included daily cleaning and twice daily feedings of grass and/or alfalfa hay. Group dry lot pasture includes twice daily grass and alfalfa hay and cleaning. Contact the Equestrian Center's Main Office at 530-752-2372 for more information or email at equestriancenter@campusrec.ucdavis.edu. You can also fax us at 530-752-3190.

Summer Lessons Now Enrolling

Summer lessons are now open for enrollment online through myrecreation.ucdavis.edu. Session 1 runs from July 2 through July 27.Session 2 will run from August 10 through September 7. Come ride with our experienced instructors and gentle lesson horses; we have a match for all types of riders. Summer is a quiet time at the Equestrian Center, and ideal for those looking to work on their skills. Space is limited so sign up early.

Guardian Angel Training

The Guardian Angel training series will run concurrently with each lesson session. The training series is required for all individuals wishing to participate in the Guardian Angel program at the Equestrian Center. Important aspects of horse care, horse behavior, and safety will be covered. Upon completion of the training series, participants will be assigned a horse and be ready to enjoy being a Guardian Angel! Please contact the Main Office with any questions at 530-752-2372 or at equestriancenter@campusrec.ucdavis.edu.