Since 1998, Rancho del Lago has hosted weekly summer and Holiday horseback riding camps in Briones, Califormia. Campers ages 5 ½ to 13 learn to groom, tack up, ride, and care for horses.

We are one of the only Bay Area horseback riding camps to use Welsh ponies, which are just the right size for many of our campers. Of course we have full sized horses for our taller campers too.
Our weekly camps start with the basics of “stop, go and steering.” Then we move on to riding around obstacles, learning how to post the trot, and practicing jumping position. In the latter part of the week, campers put together a routine demonstrating all they have learned and perform it for their parents and friends on Friday afternoon. Repeat campers who are more advanced have lessons in a second group so that they also continue to learn new skills.

We teach the English or European style of riding. This includes the basic balanced seat, and direct reining. These are the early basics of any style of riding. Our campers often become year-round students and compete in dressage and jumping.
Our camps run for 1 week sessions, and many of our campers come for several weeks each year for many years! Some of our earlier campers are now Counselors in Training and are helping with our camps this year. We do really cool “horsy” crafts and just have a great time! Come join us!!

2015 Rancho del Lago Camp Registration Forms
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Campers showing off what they learned our Friday afternoon horse show for family and friends
Campers showing off what they learned our Friday afternoon horse show for family and friends
Weekly Camp Fees 2015    
Full Day (9am to 3:30pm) $585  
Half Day (9am to 12:30pm or 12:00pm to 3:30pm $420  


Special Discounts  
Sign up for 2 weeks of camp
receive $25* off the second week
Sign up 2 children (same family) receive $25* off the second child
 Bring a friend to camp
 receive $25* off tuition!
*for full day camp ($12.50 off for half day camp)
Please note:  there is a limit of 1 discount per camper per week

Visit Us in Briones!

If you would like to come out to see our facility, meet our instructors, watch a lesson, call 925-323-0219 or email us and make an appointment so we can assist you and make your visit as informative as possible.

2331 Rancho Del Lago Rd

Briones, CA 94553