Our Lessons

At Bear Creek Stables, there are lessons for every style of riding at almost any age. We provide healthy and wholesome fun for kids and the entire family while exploring the beauty of the wild outdoors. Below you will find a list of the services we offer when it comes to horseback riding.

Los Gatos Riding Lessons & Programs

At Bear Creek Stables, we believe in creating a healthy, safe, and wholesome environment for people of all ages to feel confident riding. Our experienced and friendly staff offer horseback riding lessons and summer camp opportunities for all levels of riders. From someone who has never touched a horse before to advanced riders looking to brush up on jumping, we have the horses, instructors, and facilities to meet your needs.

Call us today at (408) 520-0803 or fill out our online contact form to learn more.

Horse Lessons in Los Gatos

Horse Care & Riding Lessons for People of All Ages

At [Sub:BusinessName}, 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. If you are a beginner, we take the time to teach you the basics, including grooming and saddling your four-legged friend, so you can feel confident and build a quality relationship with your horse. You are welcome to either use our trusted lesson horses or lease a horse for one or more days per week.

Our lessons typically take place in our beautiful large arena, which is surrounded by horses, hundred-year-old oak trees, and the picturesque mountains. We also understand that it can be fun to get away from the stables on occasion, so we also go to local horse shows and events as well as the beach!

Los Gatos Riding Camp

Learn to Ride in Our Beautiful & Historic Space

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.

Our facility is nestled between shady groves with creeks flowing along the trails and tons of opportunities to see wildlife that resides in the Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve. In addition to housing over 70 horses, plenty of chickens, goats, and cats call Bear Creek Stables home as well for a true nature-lover’s retreat.

Our highly trained, friendly, and experienced staff takes pride in our varied programming, which can include:

  • Grooming & saddling a horse
  • Riding
  • Learning basic horse anatomy
  • Arts and crafts
  • Nature hikes
  • And more!

Reach out to our team to learn about dates and availability.

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

Let's Go Riding

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