Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ridgemark Farm now has both North County and South County locations!

Ridgemark Farm continues to operate out of North County's Bonny Doon Equestrian Park, located just 15 minutes north of Santa Cruz. Lessons are available for all levels of children and adults, summer camps for kids, and full care board and training.

Vicki Rose has also opened a Ridgemark Farm South location to better serve South County residents at Castlewoodo Ranch in Larkin Valley! Castlewood Ranch is a 30 acre boarding facility. It has a 60' round pen, a small arena, a cross country jumping course, and miles of maintained trails. Hot water wash rack, turnouts, full and partial care boarding available.

On the ranch are goats, alpacas, chickens, Kid Rock the mini pony, and Ella Mae-a pig the kids can walk on a leash! It is a safe and friendly environment where kids can learn how to take care of the animals and be good stewards of the land.

The ranch will be home to Ridgemark's new endeavor, Horses Heal Hearts, a multifaceted program where the horses are our teachers. Come for Cowpoke Club, Cowpoke Campouts and Camp, Horse(wo)manship, EAGALA Equine Assisted Therapy, and Grief Support Groups in Collaboration with Hospice of SC County and Jacob's Heart.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Greg Best Clinic July 1-2 at Bonny Doon Equestrian Park

July 1-2 at Boony Doon Equestrian Park
Enjoy two days in the redwoods with 
Olympic Silver Medalist Greg Best
250x120 Covered Arena, two additional arenas, trail around facility, RV hookups onsite
$250/day for Groups of 4 or less 
$200/day for 1 hour Private

Trailer In Fee-$25/day
Overnight Stall Fee-$35/day (includes feed 3x day and cleaning)

Excellent hotels and restaurants 10 minutes away

BBQ and Q &A with Greg on Wednesday Night after the Clinic sponsored by CCEA
This clinic will sell out!  50% deposit due by June 1st.  
Please contact Vicki Rose to reserve your spot.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Ridgemark Farm is moving to Bonny Doon!

Ridgemark Farm is moving to Bonny Doon Equestrian Park! Our move will be completed by April 15, 2015. We will be up and ready for lessons shortly after that. Bonny Doon Equestrian Park is located on Bonny Doon Road, just off of Highway 1, only 15 minutes north of Santa Cruz. This top notch facility features a large covered arena, full size dressage arena, outdoor jumping arena, 2 roundpens, and multiple turn out areas. Trails meander along on this sunny property in the redwoods, right across the street from Beauregard Ranch Vineyard. Hope to see you soon!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

July Mini Camp!

What a fun week we had! Thanks to our awesome campers, helpers and horses! We still have some spots in our July 21 camp open, if you would like to come to a Ridgemark Farm camp! Please contact Laura Hartwick, 831-239-8040, for registration. See you then!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Beginning Jumping with Mikaela and Mariah

Great job girls! Thanks for being such great teachers Murphy and Harris!
Mikaela and Murphy

Mariah and Harris

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Summer Camp Enrollment is Open!

Our camps are always the highlights of everyone's summer! Camps are held in July and August.

Mini Camp-This Camp is Now Full (waiting list available)
July 1-3
T-Th 11am-2pm
$250 Ages 6 & under

Horsemanship, grooming, horse care, and riding on the leadline, with fun games and crafts along the way. For our youngest beginning riders.

Horsemanship Camp 1
July 21-25
M-F 10am-2pm
$425 Ages 6-12
Horsemanship Camp 2
August 4-8
M-F 10am-2pm
$425 Ages 6-12

These will be mixed level camps. Open to riders already riding with Ridgemark Farm, or with some riding experience. New beginners will be accepted if they take a few lessons at Ridgemark before camp. This weeklong camp includes a lot of riding, grooming, horsemanship, with fun games and crafts.

We always suggest that prospective campers come try a lesson before signing up for camp. You can contact Laura Hartwick at (831) 239-8040 or email to make an appointment, and for camp enrollment details.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Saturday afternoons 1-2pm our Saturday Ranch Club meets!

Saturday afternoons 1-2pm our Saturday Ranch Club meets!
This is a fun group riding experience for our young beginning riders under age 10. Each Saturday from 1-2pm, we invite all of our youngest riders to come to a fun, game filled lesson that will include groom- ing, tacking, horsemanship skills on the ground, and riding. It is open to all of our youngest riders, and will be taught by Laura with her experienced camp assistants Wyatt and Maggie.

The cost of Saturday Ranch club is $50, for the 1 hour group lesson. This is a fun way for your child to have riding lessons and at the same time have a fun, camp-like experience with horses at the ranch.

For more information, please contact Laura Hartwick or (831) 239-8040