Boarding & Training
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Spring Down is OPEN 362 days of the year!
We are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
2017 Summer Camp
Our complete program groups riders according to experience, but no experience is needed to participate. We teach riding, horsemanship and horse care under the care of our knowledgeable instructors and helpers in small, interactive groups. Minimum suggested age for our campers is 6 years old, and there really is no maximum age! Game day at the end of the session include egg and spoon games, two-point challenges, dollar bill games, tricky trot poles, and Simon Says with your horse. Lots of fun!
Note: Separate checks, whether deposit, or payment in full, are required for each week.
$850 for two weeks / $525 for one week, 9am - 1pm
- June 12th - 16th
- June 19th - 30th
- July 10th - 21st
- July 24th - August 4th
- August 7th - 18th
Learn more about Spring Down camps...
Our Next Horse Show will be on June 4th, 2017
Spring Down Horse Shows are fun, family-friendly and affordable, so sign up now to reserve your favorite Spring Down Star!
Birthday Parties and Girl Scout Events
Birthday parties and Girl Scout events are extremely popular events at Spring Down. Let Spring Down organize and host your birthday party, special celebration, or Girl Scout event. Learn more...
What Is The Badge Program?
SPRING DOWN modeled this new, equestrian badge program after the USEF program - to recognize the accomplishments of young riders, and also to encourage their future passion for equestrian sport. Please see the Spring Down office for information about how to apply for a Spring Down Badge!!!!
Spring Down Stars Trading Cards
Spring Down Stars trading cards make great gifts! Available to buy in the office at 2 for five dollars – and you can get the entire set for $120. New Spring Down Stars will be up on the web site very, very soon! The real stars of Spring down are… the horses! Browse photos and read fun facts on each. Check it out...
Spring Down Gift Certificates
Please contact the Spring Down office to purchase these gift certificates for lessons in any amount.
Welcome to Spring Down Equestrian Center where life is beautiful but horses make it even better.
We’ve been at the same location for 32 years and serving the Bay Area with exceptional riding lessons and programs. We have many very special, show quality, kind, and safe horses for every level rider – from first time to advanced – who can teach you everything you want to know about riding. Safety is our first priority and fun is our second.
In addition to our incredible horses, we have two lighted arenas. One is covered and the other is our new outdoor arena with unbelievable waterproof, dust-free footing that feels like riding on the beach at low tide all the time, rain or shine, night or day. Boarding available with boxed stalls or paddocks.
We have a full time staff of professional instructors who teach 7 days a week and specialize in English Hunt seat, Dressage, and Western riding. We have many special programs, including Spring, Summer and Holiday camps for all ages, riding clubs, Mommy and Me classes (for Dads too), drill teams where you can ride your horse (or ours) and dance to the music. We have 4 horse shows per year open to the community (again, use your horse or ours), Girl Scout Merit Badges, group celebrations, clinics, and much, much more. Introductory riding packages available for first time customers!
In addition to our riding programs, our other passion is to improve awareness and knowledge about the care necessary to maintain horses, both physically and mentally, and to educate the community about what is involved to keep a horse healthy and happy. We sincerely want to share our knowledge in regard to all related issues involving equines, and to give any person who is interested the opportunity to become involved with horses. Our mission: to facilitate all who are interested to see the world through a horses eyes and to promote the human/horse connection.
We warmly welcome you to visit any time. We are conveniently located in beautiful Portola Valley midway between San Francisco and San Jose, just off Hwy. 280.