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.


Training in Western Dressage, Classical Dressage, Bio-mechanics for the horse and rider. Bringing 30 years of experience to horse and rider, Christine offers an intuitive and accomplished understanding of classical basics applied to the working western horse. Christine brings awareness and mindfulness to horse handling. Patience and observation of the horse's basic behavior brings greater partnership between the horse and handler.

Accepting new riders and horses for training in Western Dressage at Rancho De Los Amigos.


For Questions and fees email us at: 

or call (510)551-8283


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:



•Basic Dressage

•Basic Jumping

•Horse Care 

Lessons available for:

•Kids (Ages 7 and up)


•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.

For the lastest on upcoming events check out:


Kathy Gilliland

Contact Information:

Phone: (510) 919-7350



12350 Cull Canyon Road, Castro Valley, CA  94552

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