Whether you are looking for a leisurely trail ride or you want riding lessons, this is the place to go. Choose from a variety ... More
Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center
Whether you are looking for a leisurely trail ride or you want riding lessons, this is the place to go. Choose from a variety of lessons in all styles of riding, English, western, dressage, jumpers and more. Patrons will learn about horse grooming and other subjects necessary to be a well-informed, intelligent rider. The hour-long trail rides take riders through the flower-filled hills of the park for more than two miles. The views are spectacular from atop the hills.
Reviews for Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center: 5
Beach Country and Stables Wonderful
By A Yahoo Contributor, 6/25/09
I have lived in SoCal for over three years and recently discovered the stables in Huntington Beach. It is like all of SoCal being so over priced but here in the city it is so refreashing. I have enjoyed riding and some of the people are so kind. One even has taken my children to see her shetland pony and gave them colouring books and crayolas just for visiting. A down side was one evening I stoped in and there was a party at the top area that was so loud and made it hard to drive in and out. They should have some better control over the sound as it was upsetting some of the horses.
All in all this place is a real wonderland and I will keep going back.
I was recently at the center and I too met a little lady named Marcia. She took my grand child in to meet her pony named Peanut and talked to her about having good grades and keeping her room clean. She let Jessica pet and brush Peanut and then gave her a coloring book and cayons. This was far more then I could have ever hoped for. A big thank ou to the center and to Peanut and Marcia. Great!
I've always taken a liking to HCPEC but I have come to adore it now. I've ridden in lessons as an english hunter/jumper weekly for the past two years at the Riding School. This place is so amazing and really something to look forward to every week.
With over 25 acres of stables, riding rings, and trail riding open areas, it would be very hard to guess that this place is only two miles from the Beach. There's about 480 stalls for boarding and about 9 rings used for various shows because of the amazing space where riding centers are scarce.
This beautiful facility is open to the public so anyone who's a horse lover and in the area should come down and maybe take an hour-long trail ride. Many will find that it's a place easy to adore and just hang around at all day long watching everything around.
I loved being there and saw more then I ever thought was in a city in southern Califrnia. Iwas also introduced to a lovely lady named Marcia who was walking her little pony. She took the time to share information about the stables and what all they offer and I was most impressed.
I also watched this lady talk to some children and I followed as she took them to her where her pony stays there and gave them stories and books about horses. She may be an employee there and if she is she is great at her job.
The place is so unexpected from what I view as uppie California.
I love it. Close to the beach and you'd never guess you were in the city. Boarding for 400+ horses, training in hunter/jumper, western and dressage, nice rental horses and great party facility as well.