Welcome

We offer kids and adults the opportunity to experience horses in a relaxed and safe environment. Our goals are to teach quality horsemanship and solid riding skills. We have the experienced lesson ponies and horses to do that and the instructors to make it a reality.

This is lesson horse Nike looking forward to a trot on the polo field located at South Bay Horse Ranch.

HORSES CAUGHT UP IN THE FLOOD WATERS

The floods in Northern California have surprised people. A horse facility in South San Jose found out the hard way that water is relentless. Twenty horses were stuck in paddocks up to the bellies in water. It was impossible to move the horses, the water was flowing too fast and there was an immense amount of debris in the water. The horses were stuck for 3 days, fresh water and hay were brought in on flat bottomed boats and attached to the fences. Finally the horses could be moved and South Bay Horse Ranch took in six of them. The horses were dirty and smelly, they had been standing in some very unpleasant water for too long. Sugarloaf Farm clients helped out by batheing the horses and holding them for the vet.

FUN BIRTHDAY PARTY

We had a great birthday party on Martin Luther King Jr Day. Happy Birthday Georgia!

SUMMER CAMPS 2017

We are pleased to offer 6 camps in 2017. There will be beginner camps (3); skilled beginner camps (2) and an experienced rider camp. The details are on the camp page. The good news is that the price has not increased since 2014. This is an excellent week of horse related activities provided by experienced camp counsellors.

HORSES AND PONIES AVAILABLE FOR PARTIAL LEASE

We have horses and ponies available for partial lease. Clients that have partial leases have rights to the horse during lessons, shows and Pony Club activities. Leases cover partial board costs, horse care, use of tack and equipment, routine vet care, dentistry, shoeing, SmartPak supplements and grain.

Delta would be a terrific horse to lease for the kid or adult that wanted to show, jump, trail ride, anything - he can do it all.

Woody is quieter and would be a safe choice for a kid that wanted to learn how to jump cross rails.

Pumpkin would be awesome if you wanted to learn dressage. She is a fabulous mover and well educated.

Please check out our staff pages for their photos and bios.

BIRTHDAY PARTY!

We had a great birthday party for Taylor. Duchy and Woody were on their best behavior and the kids loved the games we played. Meanwhile the craft was the firm favorite, the duct tape bag.

RANDY BENTSON’S SENSORY CLINIC

We were lucky enough to have Randy give a clinic at South Bay shortly after we moved in. Several of our ponies and riders took advantage of this opportunity. Here Katherine and Evie are calmly walking over the tarp. In the foreground is the monkey in the barrel, the riders pulled on a rope and as the lid of the barrel was raised the monkey was exposed. Loved it!