Our Facilities

When it comes to horseback riding, you need to have confidence in where you train. This means the facilities need a certain level of maintenance and features to ensure a positive learning environment. Our horse riding ranch provides the training, facilities and resources you need to ensure just such an experience.

Bear Creek Stables facilities include:

  • Horse board – spacious paddocks with run-in shelters
  • One large lit outdoor arena
  • One smaller arena with sand footing
  • Two round pens with sand footing
  • 3 wash racks
  • Picnic area with public restroom
  • Tack room for storage of boarders equipment
  • Parking for horse trailers
  • Access to Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve trails

Our ranch has wide-open spaces that ensure the optimum learning and teaching environment. There is proper room for learning gallop, canter and even jumps. What you learn and how quickly you progress will depend on your skill level, experience and how far you wish to take your training. The grounds on our ranch will not limit your options for advancement. Meet our trainers and our horsesand be prepared to have a fun and adventurous time riding with us.

Our trainers
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We offer a range of horse experiences

Our horse trainers have decades of experience and can offer a range of lessons from pony rides and beginner’s horse riding to more advanced English and Western-style horse riding and jumping.

Horse Lessons

At Bear Creek Stables, we offer private and semi-private lessons daily to people of all ages. These lessons are taught by a certified and experienced horseback riding instructor.


Bear Creek Stables provides horse riding camps throughout the year, including summer break, spring break, Thanksgiving break, and winter break. Offered for children between 8 – 14 years old, these day camps are designed to build confidence in riding, create positive interactions with horses, and enjoy fun, games, and our beautiful natural environment.

About Pam Ashford

Pam Ashford has been managing Bear Creek Stables since 2016. Pam is an experienced horsewoman with over 30 years of experience with horses.

Pam runs a whole-horse riding program at the Stables. Her philosophy is that you “can’t learn to ride a horse from from the back of the horse. Riders must learn to know who the horse is.” Pam, along with her team of experience horse riding instructors, takes great pride is starting out riders on the right foot.

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