"Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls, they give us hope!"
Hidden Hills is dedicated to growing a community of riders that value good horsemanship from the ground up. We focus on sound horsemanship principles that we consider important for anyone who plans to be around horses in any capacity. From basic horse care and handling to advanced riding techniques, our lessons include both theory and practical skills and incorporate a healthy mixture of groundwork, arena practice, and trail riding for both English and Western riders.
While our lessons are generally not show oriented, our instructors do encourage students to participate in our own small schooling shows and other events which are fun and relaxed opportunities for students to “show off” their skills (see our 2017 Event Schedule). We also sometimes offer other riding options, such as Drill Team, Vaulting, or Trail Ride Groups. Check to see what’s available!
We offer both private and group riding lessons, Sunday-Friday, for all ages and experience levels. We encourage children under age 3 to participate in our Preschool Play Days; ages 3-6 might enjoy our Pony Pals program; ages 7 and up are generally best prepared to start riding and are ready for regular private and group lessons. Riders that are more interested in trail riding just for fun on a semi-regular basis might be interested in our Youth Trail Group or the Adult Riding Club.
Hidden Hills also offers a Work to Ride program, where students can work off a portion of their lesson fees. Experienced riders ages 15 and older can also become Junior Instructors, helping out with group lessons and summer camps, or teaching Pony Pal lessons.
Find more information and how to get involved here.
Jan 8-Feb 24: Session 1 (7 weeks)
February 26: Save the Princess*
Feb 27-Mar 3: Make Up/Optional Lessons
Mar 5-April 28: Session 2 (8 weeks)
March 26: Hidden Hills Spring Hunter Pace*
April 15: SAU Sonrise Easter Pageant (invitation only)
April 30: Spring Schooling Show*
May 1-5: Make Up/Optional Lessons
May 7-June 2: Short Session (4 weeks--no Make Up Week)
June 4-July 28: Summer Session (8 weeks)
July 30: Gymkhana Games*
July 30-Aug 4: Make Up/Optional Lessons
August 6-11: Mid-Year Breather--No Group Lessons
Aug 13-Oct 6: Session 3 (8 weeks)
Oct 8-13: Make Up/Optional Lessons
October 22: Fall Schooling/Costume Show*
Oct 15-Dec 15: Session 4 (8 weeks, excl. Thanksgiving)
Nov 19-24: Thanksgiving Week--opt lessons except Thanksgiving Day
Nov 19: Hidden Hills Fall Hunter Pace*
December 3: Spirit of Christmas Parade
December 17: Barn Christmas Party and Year End Awards
Dec 17-22: Make Up/Optional Lessons
Dec 24-Jan 5: End of Year Breather--No Group Lessons
January 1, 2018: New Years Day Trail Rides*
*Part of Hidden Hills Horse Event Series: All participants earn points towards Year End Awards.