A premier equestrian facility located in San Francisco's beautiful East Bay.
Home of the Five Mile Equestrian Center
12350 Cull Canyon Road, Castro Valley, CA
510-538-8932 email - Ranchodelosa@aol.com
Welcome to Rancho Del Los Amigos
A Full Service Equestrian Facility
In Beautiful Cull Canyon, Castro Valley
RDLA Lessons & Services
Rancho De Los Amigos is the home of the Five Mile Equestrian School. We offer English riding and horsemanship lessons for kids and adults ages 7 and up. From beginner through advanced, we help horse lovers develop their riding and horsemanship skills in a safe, confidence building environment.
A beautiful facility, located on Cull Canyon Road in Castro Valley, riders have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of riding experiences in our arenas, or on our cross-country course and miles of trails. We are an easy drive from downtown Castro Valley or the 580 freeway.
Our program provides a safe introduction to horses while helping them achieve their riding goals. Working with quiet, sound horses, lessons at Five Mile Equestrian are a ‘kid favorite’.
Lessons include instruction in:
•Grooming •Handling •Basic Dressage •Basic Jumping •Horse Care
Lessons available for:
•Kids (Ages 7 and up) •Adults •Beginner through Intermediate School Lessons •Advanced riders, please call for more information.
Call us today to schedule a lesson!
The dressage phase is held in a regulation size dressage court. The stadium jumping phase is held over bright jumps and the courses are a perfect challenge for every level. Check back here or contact us at 510-538-8932 for upcoming dates.
Rancho De Los Amigos is home to several trainers and their students. We currently have three training instructors and a hunter/jumper trainer. Each works cooperatively with the others and the boarders so everyone is able to enjoy the facility and their horses.
Please feel free to contact our horse trainers directly about their programs. They each offer a unique program to help clients achieve their riding goals.
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Susie has been riding for 42 years and teaching for 26 years. Her students have competed in all levels of dressage, eventing and jumping.
Susie began her career in Colorado showing jumpers, then changed to eventing and dressage. Susie achieved Preliminary Champion in Eventing, and First and Second Level Champion in Dressage. She competed nationally through Open Intermediate Level Eventing and earned her Bronze and Silver medals and competed nationally through Prix St. Georges in Dressage.
“I have been riding with Susie for five years, starting out as a 60 year old who hadn’t sat on a horse in 50 years. Susies teaches with an overarching goal in mind, but remains flexible in her day-to-day lessons. You have 100% of her attention 100% of the time. I never leave a lesson without feeling like my horse and I have achieved balance and harmony — he looks beautiful and I feel empowered and exhilarated. My lessons with Susie are the best hours of my day.”
–Marti Van Cleef
“My goal is to guide the rider and horse to understand the movements technically and to achieve them through collaboration and cooperation. I want our horses to understand what their job is and to enjoy doing it with their human partners.”