"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 for ages 12 and up, 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.
Download a printable copy of the calendar here.
January 1, 2018: New Year’s Day Trail Rides*
Jan 7-Feb 9: Session 1
Feb 11-Mar 23: Session 2
February 25: Save the Princess Competition*
March 25: Hidden Hills Spring Hunter Pace*
Mar 25-April 27: Session 3
April 22: Spring Schooling Show*
April 29-June 1: Session 4 (5 weeks)
June 3-June 29: Session 5 (4 weeks)
July 1-July 27: Session 6 (4 weeks)
July 29: Gymkhana Games*
July 30-Aug 10: Mid-Year Breather--No Lessons
Aug 12-Sept 14: Session 7 (5 weeks)
Sept 16-Oct 19: Session 8 (5 weeks)
October 21: Fall Costume and Schooling Show*
Oct 21-Nov 16: Session 9 (4 weeks)
November 18: Hidden Hills Fall Hunter Pace*
Nov 19-21: Thanksgiving Week--see optional lesson times for Monday-Wednesday\
Nov 25-Dec 21: Session 10 (4 weeks; Sundays 3 weeks)
December 2: Spirit of Christmas Parade
December 16: Barn Christmas Party and Year End Awards
Dec 23-Jan 5: End of Year Breather--No Lessons
January 1, 2019: New Years Day Trail Rides*
*Part of Hidden Hills Horse Event Series: All participants earn points towards Year End Awards.