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SYV Horseback Rides is proud to offer horsemanship programs for both kids and adults! Please see program session dates & information below.

"Introduction to Horsemanship"
Six Weekly 90-minute+ Sessions
Beginning Jan 31

Limited to 5 Kids


Beginner riding & horsemanship lessons are now being offered at SYV Horseback Rides in River View Park, Buellton. Our 6-Week “Introduction to Horsemanship Program" resumes for children ages 6 and up, and is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 pm, beginning January 31. Limited to just five students each, sessions are intimate for maximum learning that not only teaches kids beginner riding lessons, but also all-around horsemanship to keep them safe and confidant both on the ground and in the saddle for an immersive horsemanship experience, perfect for beginners.

Students will be taught the basics of grooming, leading, tying, tacking, and beginner Western riding. Students will ride their assigned horses during each lesson, as well as work on the key groundwork and preparation for riding and caring for their horses. Gradually, students will be led on short trail rides, with the eventual goal of mastering a 60-minute River Trail Ride along and across the Santa Ynez River during their final session. No previous riding experience is necessary. The price is $450 for six 90-minute+ sessions. Contact Bob for more information.

"Adult Horse Hangout"6-Pack

Sunday Afternoons

Six 90-Minute+ Sessions to be used in 2023



Are you an adult who is craving more time with horses? Our new "Adult Horse Hangout" Package might be a perfect choice!

No horse experience is necessary. Want to just hang out with horses? Absolutely! Or would you prefer time in the saddle or lessons? Let's ride! This is designed more as a place to chill and enjoy horse activities, rather than a regimented lesson program. The Adult Horse Hangout is a laid-back Sunday afternoon session offering grooming, trail walking, and hanging out with horses. Want to ride? Saddle up! Beginners will receive an introduction prior to the river trail ride with our staff. The price is $450 for a six-pack of 90-minute+ sessions and is limited to five adults per week. Guests may use their sessions anytime throughout 2023 and is a great gift for yourself or a horse lover in your family.

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