Welcome to Bridges Equestrian! We offer Horseback Riding Lessons, Horse Camps, Horse Birthday Parties,
Training, United States Pony Club and more in beautiful Downtown San Juan Capistrano in South Orange County.
Our team consists of over 25 patient school horses and ponies, 5 college educated instructors, 2 assistant instructors,
and 3 yard managers. Welcome to the herd!
Hundreds of Happy Customers!
We moved to OC for my husband's new job in in June and are building in Nellie Gail because we thought how nice it would be to live in an equestrian community. Our daughter has been riding for a couple of years and we tried out the neighborhood facilities first before finding Bridges in San Juan Capistrano. Every instructor at Bridges has impressed and encouraged our daughter and the atmosphere of camaraderie of all the girls has made her feel so included and accepted. That's huge when you are moving from an area where you know everyone to one where you know no one! We thank you all for the family feeling you provide!
I wanted to get something very special for my hubby's bday, so I arranged for a private horseback riding lesson for him! Luckily for me, I managed to find Ruth Anna at Bridges Equestrian Center (aka Bridges Training Stable) and she really went out of her way to accomodate us. The equestrian center is filled with beautiful horses and is very clean and well kept. Every one was very helpful and friendly, especially Ruth Anna and Lauren (the instructor). My hubby's horse was named "Scooby Doo" and he was a really sweet boy. The lesson started with proper grooming and putting the saddle on the horse. Then, it's about 45 minutes in the ring where you learn how to handle your horse properly, and how to ride without damaging your goodies! The lesson ends with a short ride around the center and with a brush down of the horse. All in all, a fantastic experience! I think we'll be back in the spring for another lesson. Maybe this time I'll get on a horse too!
Bridges Equestrian is the greatest place for our family! We have two daughters. One is in Pony Pal lessons which are for 4-7 year olds. They are a little bit shorter than the regular lessons and are one on one with an instructor. Our other daughter takes group lessons at the same time with another instructor and I am taking lessons in the mornings while the girls are in school! It is such a fun activity for our family to share! We had one of my daughter s birthday parties here over the summer as well and had a great time! What a fantastic place!
We have attended several of the horse camps offered by Bridges over the past few summers. My children absolutely love the instructors and the ponies. The children get to ride for at least 45 minutes a day on their own horse and then spend the rest of the morning learning about horses and taking care of them. We will be back and will send friends.