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  1. #1
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    Default San Diego Equestrian Centers. Recommendations Please.

    Hello there,

    I am a newbie. I'm currently living in Australia, but I am relocating to San Diego mid year.

    I am looking for recommendations for equestrian centers in the San Diego area.

    I am mainly interested in dressage lessons, but would love to do a little show jumping and X country.

    I've only ever competed to Preliminary level and trained to Novice level in Australia, which I assume is similar to your first and second levels. I am happy to start with the basics again, but I'd love a center where I can be challenged to excel.

    At this stage I am only interested in a weekly lesson on a school horse and I don't intend to compete.

    I am hoping I can find a great equestrian facility within a 45 min drive from San Diego city area (non rush hour).

    Any other tips regarding the riding scene in SoCal you think I might need to know would be greatly appreciated.

    TIA,
    Wombat Divine

    Ps PM me if you feel there are facilities I should probably stay away from.



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    Welcome to San Diego !

    The majority of equestrian centers and stables are in the "north county" area of San Diego.

    For dressage, the Del Mar/Rancho Santa Fe area is a nest of trainers, horses, riders. 4 Olympians ride and train within minutes of each other. There are plenty of instructors, but very few, if any, have school horses.

    For eventing, try Copper Meadows in Ramona (northeast San Diego).
    www.copper-meadows.com.
    Nice people, nice facility.
    -Amor vincit omnia-



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    Ditto for Copper Meadows. Great people, great facility & xc courses.



  4. #4
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    Welcome to San Diego! As the others said most of the larger facilities are in the north or east parts of the county, Copper Meadows is probably your best bet.
    Proudly Owned By Sierra, 2003 APHA Mare
    In Loving Memory of Tally, April 15, 1983 - June 2, 2010



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    Thank you to the people who've posted so far. Appreciate it.



  6. #6
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    Look into the Del Mar Horsepark. I'm not sure they have any eventers, but they have a lot of different trainers, both dressage and jumping, who probably have school horses.



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