For a more than a decade, California Riding Academy has been welcoming children and providing them with fantastic horse memories to last a lifetime! We welcome children ages 5-15 to enjoy an intense exposure to all things horse-related in a fun and safe environment.
Entering our second season at our newest location in Pacifica, come see why it’s the favorite horse camp around. From our amazing Clubhouse, to meeting Frontier and our team of lovely horses and ponies, to the bonus of being here an entire week, your kids will want to come back for more! If you are still questioning, inquire about a tour of our facility before registering, just click the Contact Us button below.


All Camp Students are given proper direction in English style riding by seasoned equestrian professionals. 
All beginner riders will have a personal helper while in the saddle, plus their main instructor. We focus on exercises to improve balance and coordination, which helps them become independent as a rider. In addition to riding, campers learn horsemanship and what it means to care for a horse. 
For those more advanced students, we will expand upon their current skills, both in the saddle and as young horsemen/women. This may include jumping for our current students; to inquire regarding lessons or our US Pony Club, please click the Contact Us button.
Our days are structured for optimal exposure to the horses and ponies, while assuring the campers understand the safety protocols. As a competitive barn, we will assure your child receives a solid foundation in proper riding technique in a fun and creative environment. Some examples of what they will learn.
Basic Horsemanship: leading, grooming and tacking-up of their horse or pony.
Barn safety and basic horse health management.
Horse behavior: how to understand what your horse is saying.
Proper mounting and dismounting.
How to hold the reins and sit on a horse properly.
Progressing to two point and learning to post the trot.
Obstacle practice and bareback day 
(Bareback–if camper wants to)

They will also learn different riding disciplines, breeds, colors and parts of the horse.

More advanced groups, that can include jumping, are available to qualifying riders. Inquire regarding an assessment lesson for this advanced placing.
While each camper enjoys a minimum of one riding lesson every day, including an invitation to parents to see their child at the “Show Off Friday Horse Show,” your child’s camp experience can be upgraded to include MORE riding, horsemanship and fun!
A) Gold Level
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. One Ride daily Monday – Friday
B) Platinum Level
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Two Rides daily Monday – Friday 
C) Before/After Care
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Two Rides daily Monday – Friday
Plus early drop off (as early as 8 a.m.) and aftercare until 5 p.m.
*Please note: Before/After Care available only to Platinum Campers* CRA reserves the right to cancel AC in advance should there not be suitable signups.
Camps are open to riders of all levels.

You can start the registration process by clicking the “Register for Camp Now” button below.


Registration must be accompanied by a $250 non-refundable deposit in order to secure your spot. We accept check, cash, Venmo (@Ride4Fun), PayPal or credit cards (Amex, Visa, Mastercard and Discover). PayPal & CC payments are subject to a processing fee of 4%. Full camp balance is due two weeks before your session begins.
Before sending your horse-lover  to camp, please read our information sheet What to Bring, in order to ensure your camper is prepared for the first day.

Camps are open to riders of all levels.
You can start the registration process by clicking the “Register for Camp Now” button below.

 Open to children 5–15
Signup and Deposit Required
Spring Camp Jumps For Joy!
Spring Break Camp 1: March 30th – April 3rd 
Spring Break Camp 2: April 6th – 10th
Spring Break Camp 3: April 13th – 17th
Summer Camp Jumps For Joy!
Session 1: June 8th – June 12th
Session 2: June 15th – June 19th
Session 3: June 22nd – June 26th
Session 4: June 29th – July 3rd 
Session 5: July 6th – July 10th 
Session 6: July 13th – July 17th
Session 7: July 20th – July 24th
Session 8: July 27th – July 31st
Session 9: August 3rd – August 7th
Session 10: August 10th – August 14th
Session 11: August 17th – August 21st

2020 Holiday Camps
Holiday Mini Camp: December 21st – 23rd
Holiday Main Camp: December 28th – Jan 1st



Just click the Contact Us button below, fill out the brief form, and we will schedule a tour of our facility, and introduce you to our wonderful horses.