About Welcome to Bear Creek Stables

About Us

Conveniently located in the Los Gatos hills, Bear Creek Stables provides a family-friendly environment for boarding your horse. We are located less than 15 minutes from San Jose, Saratoga and Los Gatos.

A working stable since the 1930s, Bear Creek offers paddocks and pasture facilities. We have one large outdoor arena, a smaller sand arena, a round pen, and extensive trails. We offer access to miles of scenic trails in the Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve, managed by the Mid-Peninisula Open Space District.

Of course, we only want the best for you and your four-legged friends, which is why we have; an on-site caretaker, cross-ties, and multiple horse wash stations. Bear Creek Stables is not only home to over 70 horses, as well as chickens, goats, and cats, creating a real farm atmosphere.

We hope to see you soon in this nature-lovers retreat, whether it is at one of our workshops, open-houses, or on a horse!

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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