WELCOME TO Bear Creek Stables

Los Gatos Horse Stables

Since 1930, Bear Creek Stables has been providing a safe, beautiful, and family-friendly environment for people and horses. Situated in Los Gatos, within the Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, we are able to give riders access to miles of stunning scenic trails passing flowing creeks and hundred-year-old oaks. Whether you are looking to board your horse, learn how to ride, or send your child to riding camp, our expansive facility and knowledgeable team are here to help.

To learn more about our offerings, call us at (408) 520-0803.

Top-Quality Facilities & Programs

Learn to Ride at Bear Creek Stables

In addition to our paddocks and pasture facilities, we have a large outdoor arena, a smaller sand arena, a round pen, cross-ties, multiple horse washing stations, and miles of beautiful trails. Plus, with on-site caretakers, certified riding instructors, and experienced, friendly staff, we are able to offer so much more than simply boarding—and have become a trusted name in both riding lessons and summer and holiday horse camp.

Our services include:

  • Horse boarding
  • Riding camp
  • Private and semi-private lessons
  • Workshops

A Beautiful, Relaxing, & Family-Friendly Environment

At Bear Creek Stables we want the best for you and your four-legged friends. That is why we always go the extra mile to create an incredible experience for all. From our clean and top-of-the-line facilities, experienced on-site caretakers, and miles of trails, to varied programs, certified instructors, and stunning landscape, our goal is to deliver a memorable adventure every time you’re here. Call our friendly professionals today at (408) 520-0803 or fill out our online form to learn more.

Experience Our Difference

Hoofprints & Footprints
  • True Ranch Experience

    Not only are we home to over 70 horses, we also have chickens, goats and cats roaming our property, creating a real farm atmosphere.

  • Beautiful Experience

    Located on a natural preserver, we have extensive trail options throughout the bay area and redwood forests.

  • Customized Experience

    Our trainers and horses cater to all ages. We offer one on one lessons to give you the best experience.

  • A Historical Experience

    Bear Creek Stable is located on a historic ranch that has over 100 years of use.

  • Without a doubt, I feel so fortunate to have Bear Creek Stables as part of my life.

    “I’ve been a border at Bear Creek Stables for over 20 years. It’s a refuge and sanctuary for not only myself but also my horses. I feel so grateful to have a place where I can feel the peace of being outdoors with my horses.”

    - Helen Midgard, long time boarder and loving owner of Abbey and Villam
  • It’s a very special place.

    “We love the quiet and unhurried pace of the stable that seems to relax all the horses and works just like a healing tonic. The proximity to trail riding on the beautiful open space lands is a real gift. This stable...should be made a historical landmark.”

    - Karin Wagner, Executive Director, Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc.
  • All the time I spent there, I was smiling.

    “Great, the owner was nice to me, I enjoyed the horse I was riding (Rafiki) and we started a friendship, I could feel improvement every time I went and it was super fun. All the time I spent there, I was smiling.”

    - Brandon K.
  • Highly Recommend

    “I’m delighted to have our 4 year old completely comfortable and confident on horseback. He even cantered this week. All thanks to the magical Crystal Matthews.”

    - Stuart Dicker
  • We trust her completely.

    “We Love Crystal! Technical knowledge is A+. Patience is A+. Ability to explain to kids effectively A+. Crystal is always kind, always smiling, consistent and most importantly, my son loves her.”

    - Stephanie Dicker

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Bear Creek Stables is Ready to Welcome You to Our Ranch
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