Green Acres Ranch opened as a private ranch in 1957 where one family bred, trained, and showed arabians. Now, the 50-acre ranch is open to all and can house up to 200 steeds. Experienced instructors train riders during lessons in english, western, and dressage styles and take competitors to regional and national horse shows. They also lead groups through the surrounding wine country's rolling foothills, sun-drenched valleys, and wine-stained clouds during guided trail rides and introduce youngsters to riding through seasonal horse camps, scouting programs, and birthday parties.
Opening the world of riding and animal care to individuals of all abilities, Green Acres' interactive animal therapy program gives kids and individuals with special needs the chance to interact with small animals and ride horses. The fully functioning ranch also trains and boards clients' horses.
By the 1960s, the ranch at 6987 West Lilac Road had been abandoned. It wasn't down for the count, however?just waiting for Clarence and Mary Jean Chown to come along. The Chowns took the property and turned it into a summer camp?Rawhide Ranch?where kids could learn to ride horses and get a true taste of country life.
Rawhide Ranch's grounds could have come right out of the Wild West or the Crazy East during that one weekend of lawless rebellion. In between nights spent sleeping in a covered wagon, campers drive horse buggies around the ranch and show off their riding skills inside the Gene Autry Horse Show Arena. Counselors teach campers how to care for the horses (and other animals) at EZ Stock Farms.
The ranch also has a swimming pool, water slide, climbing wall, and areas for archery and riflery where kids are taught by certified instructors in a safe and friendly environment. Nights often end with singalongs around the campfire, while every Friday culminates in a wild west barbecue and horse show where campers display their new skills for their families.
We offer an English riding program and facilities for hunters, jumpers & dressage horses & riders. We have a riding school, and during the summer we have summer camps available. We provide everything you need to make your horse back riding dreams come true. Perfect as a gift for that horse lover in your life!
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Over the past decade or so, the professional landscapers from Knight Services have been refining their lawn-mowing mastery, perfecting the methods required to artfully sculpt overgrown grasses into neat and orderly lawns. The team tends to both the frontyard and backyard, with services dedicated to landscape design, lighting, and tree maintenance. The crew also deftly does away with annoyances such as rodents, insects, weeds, and the various other invaders that so easily steal nutrients and kisses from otherwise healthy grass.
Some people are fated to travel down a particular career path. With a surname that literally means "flowers," horticulturalist Ruben Flores may be one of those people. The Laguna Nursery owner and award-winning landscape designer fills the nursery with exotic plants, multicolor blooms, and flavorful herbs. He also gathers architectural artifacts and sculptures from local artists to inspire gardeners to augment their green spaces with artistic accents that don't involve hiring models to stand still above new blooms.