CHA-certified instructors impart essential riding skills to students mounted on ponies or horses at a ranch in the Mount Diablo foothills
What You'll Get
Choose from Three Options
- $50 for one one-hour private horseback-riding lesson ($85 value)
- $135 for three one-hour private horseback-riding lessons ($255 value)
- for four one-hour private horseback-riding lessons (up to value)
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required two weeks in advance. Tiny rider lessons are for ages 3-6. Must wear jeans or long pants. Lessons packs must be used by 1 person. May be repurchased every 12 months. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 4 or older. 200 lbs. max weight. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Castle Rock Arabians
On the winding dirt trails that snake through Mount Diablo’s nearly untouched terrain, the sound of cars disappears, and riders can imagine they have been transported back to the 18th century. Nestled in the mountain’s foothills, a 20-stall horse ranch and equestrian center teaches fledgling equestrians the art of trotting down those trails. Arabians expert Nancy Dupont has spent more than four decades presiding over Castle Rock Arabians, where instructors boast accreditation with the Certified Horsemanship Association and many of them have claimed championship titles.
The center’s lessons welcome children as young as 2 to join a Tiny Riders program, whereas older pupils who have conquered the basics can learn advanced techniques, such as jumping through bank-vault walls. In addition to hosting classes and trail rides for students, the center organizes camps and hosts parties for birthday celebrants or pegasi celebrating the sprouting of their wings.