We are happy to see repeat summer students year after year who return to visit with old friends and make new ones too!
Our horses are well trained, gentile enough for beginners, and love teaching new students how to ride and care for them.
Hours of Fun
Our program runs Tuesday - Friday, 9:00a - 2:30p. Spend the day at the stables, immersed in the world of horses!
A Horse Lover's Dream
Do you have a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or other special youngster who has been bitten by the horse bug? Have you been looking for an activity-packed and truly horse-centered day program for your child? Are you seeking fun and healthy alternative to your child spending his or her summer vacation in front of the computer/TV screen? Our summer students spend four action-packed days immersed in the world of horses, gaining a wide breadth of hands-on experience riding, grooming, bathing, and caring for horses, in addition to making friends and memories to last!
Daily Riding Lessons, and More!
At Country Trails, summer program students spend one incredibly special week exploring the world of horses. Each day, students learn to groom, saddle, mount and ride their own horse (assigned to them for the week). During their riding lessons, students practice balance and strengthening activities, learn to walk, trot, and canter (based on ability and experience) and play games on horseback. Students learn cues to communicate to their horses, both when mounted and when handling their horses on the ground.
Beginners Welcome, Fun For All!
Our summer program is ideal for first-time riders, but engaging enough for campers with riding experience. Students gain exposure to equine anatomy, tack, nutrition, and first aid, and are often treated to visits with special guests, such as our farrier, professional horse trainers, and more, in kid-friendly Q & A lectures. Our students also enjoy lunches, games and other activities in the beautiful setting of Irvine Regional Park. Our fun-filled days are designed to make an educational experience with lasting memories for each and every rider.
2017 Summer Lesson Schedule
- Week 1: June 12th-June 15th
- Week 2: June 19th-June 22nd
- Week 3: June 26th-June 29th
- Week 4: July 10th-July 13th
- Week 5: July 17th-July 20th
- Week 6: July 24th-July 27th
- Week 7: July 31st-Aug. 3rd
- Week 8: Aug. 7th-Aug. 10th
For decades, our summer lesson program has completely sold out every year! Call or email us now to reserve you summer rider's 2018 spot. Summer tuition is $450/week, a $100 deposit is required to reserve rider's spot.
*Priority registration for current and returning students open now, accepting registration from new students after February 28th.
**Winter Lesson Program dates will be posted in August
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Download Our Summer Lesson Program Sign-Up Sheet
Sign-Up sheet may be returned via email, mailed to our P.O. Box, or hand-delivered to our stable office during business hours. (Please do not mail sign-ups to stable office.) $100 deposit may be paid via check, credit card, or cash.