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Horsemanship Vista California THe Riding



Over 30 Years of Excellence in Horsemanship Education

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Laddie The Riding School Grooming Vista.

What Makes Us Different

It's The Little Things That Make A World of Difference

The Riding School is like no other riding school North County San Diego.

The Riding School focuses on more than what happens in the saddle.

Students and guests discover the world of the horseman. Get inside the mind of the horse, extend its quality and longevity, and participate in an environment centered around horse care.

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Meet Beth Boyer

Founder & Teacher of The Riding School

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Beth Boyer

Founder & Teacher

Beth Boyer has a lifetime of equine and teaching experience.

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The Riding School

Our Role In The Lives of Students

The Riding School Vision

The Riding School seeks to create a world of horsemen whose choices and behaviors reflect care for their horse's welfare.

The Riding School Mission

The Riding School teaches horsemanship skills in the saddle and in the stable.

Our Goal

Our goal is to create horsemen who know how to properly care for a horse, manage a stable, and ride safely and responsibly.

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Our Learning Philosophy

Creating A Safe Learning Environment

Beth Boyer believes that children and adults are able to learn and seeks to pull out the value and skills out of each unique student.

Horse and students are all individuals and should be treated as such. There is no one size-fits-all coaching program.

We are a school, but the goal is to help people to feel good about themselves, be courageous to learn and make mistakes. That is why students to take on independent work. 

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Horsemanship Coaching 

Horsemanship coaching and horse riding in Vista, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, Bressi Ranch, Encinitas, Leucadia, and more.

872 Busch Dr, Vista, CA 92081, USA

(619) 701-3444

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Meet Our Horses

Make A Horse Friend For Life

Discover our horses and what makes them great teachers, too.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I just want to ride horses. Can I just pay for riding time and ride unsupervised?

We are an educational facility. No persons may come and ride horses without instruction and extensive equine education by Beth Boyer.

What kind of equipment do I need to get started?

All you need to get started is by wearing long pants (jeans and riding pants are safer), riding boots, and a helmet. We provide the horse riding and grooming equipment and tack. This way, we make horse riding a financially accessible activity for all ages.

What payment methods do you expect?

Cash or check are accepted payable in advance of lessons.

What Is Your Cancellation Policy?

Due to high demand for horse riding and horsemanship lessons, we do not accept lesson cancellations. However, students may reschedule within their remaining 30 day period.

We require that students and/or their parents reschedule and confirm with at least 24 hours notice. 

Are lessons on a strict time schedule?

Beth Boyer is generous with her time and training. Sometimes, lessons run long or late due to the amount of students she singlehandedly teaches. The average time spent at The Riding School for each learning opportunity is 2.5 to 3 hours. Please plan to organize your day around lessons. Enjoy your time at the barn.

Do I need horse experience to start training at The Riding School?

We specialize in training beginners who are curious about entering into the horse world. Our students don't need any previous horse riding or horse care experience to learn with us. We will teach you everything you need to know to be a confident, expert horse person.

What if I or my child want to spend more time at the barn?

Children love to stick around and help around the barn because or the wholesome, safe environment we create. We welcome students to stay and do basic barn chores as long as they are well behaved and respectful of the property and the horses.

I am an experienced rider. How will my previous experience be incorporated into my training at The Riding School?

We welcome horse riders with previous experience and we will evaluate experienced students on a case by case basis. Our decades of experience will allow us to determine your level and what you need to achieve your riding goals. We do have our own methodologies and expect our students to adhere to our program instructions.

Do you train horses?

At this time, we only train people to become horsemen that can care for and ride horses.

I want to become a competitive horse rider. Do you attend horse shows and competitions with students?

The Riding School focuses on training children and adults of all experience levels. We primarily focus on teaching riders who want to ride for fun and incorporate horses into their lives. Beth Boyer does not currently attend horse shows and participate in competitions.

I want to buy a horse. Can you help me pick the right one?

We are happy to give advice and tips to experienced and extensively trained students of The Riding School. For horse buying inquiries please ask Beth.

What if I don't own a horse?

You don't have to own a horse (now or ever) in order to become a student. We presently have eight horses in our stable that can meet the needs of all of our students. All you need is a good pair of boots and a helmet.

Do you offer private tours for prospective students?

The Riding School has a full training schedule and cannot, therefore, provide private tours. We recommend prospective students to book a one hour private session to experience a tour and understand the horse lesson experience.

If you have more questions, please do not hesitate to call and leave a message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.

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New Student Form Packet

Print and complete this new student form packet. Bring it with you to your first lesson or email to

New Student Form Packet

Important Info

This packet contains a form to enter your contact information as well as school policies and liability waiver.

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