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 the Sugarloaf Farm office and barn located at South Bay Horse Ranch.
Apr 05, 2021
The first five weeks of camp have sold out. It will be a super fun, busy week for the kids and the counselors. Thank you!
Feb 12, 2021
We are delighted to offer 6 camps for 2021. There will be 2 beginner camps, 2 skilled beginner camps, 1 intermediate camp and 1 advanced rider camp.
The dates and details are on the camp page. This is an excellent week of riding, horse related activities and fun for kids of all ages. Our experienced camp counsellors, wonderful horses and ponies keep things safe with plenty of supervision at all times.
Check out the fun in the pictures of Camp 2019 in the gallery.
Nov 07, 2020
Dougal looking very professional at his first recognized dressage show with Juliet in the tack.
Photos by Lara Taylor
Jul 17, 2020
There is a change in the way we teach now because of Covid 19. It used to be that the pony would go in two back to back lessons, with one child getting the pony ready and the next child putting the pony away. We are no longer doing that. Each child will now get their pony ready, ride and then put the pony away. We are scheduling an hour for this and have increased the price to $60 per lesson or $540 for 10. The upside is that we are in less of a hurry. The downside is that there are fewer lesson slots in a day.
Jun 16, 2020
We now have an outdoor functioning sink which is a wonderful addition to our lives. Obviously it was installed for hand washing during camp but to be honest it's useful for many things.
Crafts in masks is doable when all the kids want to work together. We can do this.
Jun 01, 2020
"Summer camps and educational activities like summer school will now be allowed for all kids in stable groups of 12 — not just children of essential workers" June 1, San Jose Mercury News
Sugarloaf Farm has modified its summer camp program to do everything it can to keep the kids safe from Covid-19 while giving them the opportunity to be outside with their peers enjoying the horses. Our camp kid numbers have been reduced to 8 with 4 adults to instruct and supervise.