The Paddock Riding Club

The Paddock Riding Club The Paddock Riding Club is home to some of the finest "on-site" independent professional horse trainers in the Los Angeles area. We have something for all ages and riding levels.

11 different professional trainers are available on site. Disciplines include Dressage, Hunter Jumper, Eventing, Vaulting and a riding school. Each trainer is an independent business.

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https://www.theplaidhorse.com/2021/05/11/the-social-license-to-operate-is-the-future-of-equestrian-sports-at-stake/
06/03/2021
The Social License to Operate: Is the future of equestrian sports at stake? - The Plaid Horse Magazine

https://www.theplaidhorse.com/2021/05/11/the-social-license-to-operate-is-the-future-of-equestrian-sports-at-stake/

BY TANJA BORNMANN Bad press for our sport is back, and it’s going to linger around for a while. Recently, a prominent US show jumper was suspended from participating in equestrian sport for his prolonged use of an illegal and welfare-compromising training gadget—electric spurs. Like me, you may ...

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Adult Amateur Dressage Access (AADA) members can now receive a discount code for All Test Ride coaching on VirtualHorseSport.com.

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05/23/2021
Declining Participation at Rated Dressage Shows - Horse Show Events

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The United States dressage competition world is changing. While thelevel and quality of competition rides seems generally to be improving, other less desirable factors are coming into play. Currently, participation in USEF-rated shows is declining. The number of rides down center line dropped notice...

Maybe this angle gets more of those treats....
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Maybe this angle gets more of those treats....

Maybe this angle gets more of those treats....

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Photos from Lincourt Stables's post
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Photos from Lincourt Stables's post

Kristy Harrison Dressage upgrades the barn.
05/17/2021

Kristy Harrison Dressage upgrades the barn.

05/17/2021

Quincy sure does love going out on the trail. This is my first time leasing a horse and I’m having so much fun getting to build a special bond with him! He’s such a chill guy and I love getting to spoil him. 🥰
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https://www.theplaidhorse.com/2021/05/13/the-dark-underground-of-horse-show-costs-in-the-usa/?fbclid=IwAR1cr3cDaEFeuMvEl...
05/13/2021
The Dark Underground of Horse Show Costs in the USA - The Plaid Horse Magazine

https://www.theplaidhorse.com/2021/05/13/the-dark-underground-of-horse-show-costs-in-the-usa/?fbclid=IwAR1cr3cDaEFeuMvElvKrSw-7klo2pLipUMyCQU5bu0AK-DB3NqSdv838kds

BY FED UP HORSE OWNERS We’ve all heard it. Many of us have said it. The rising costs of rated shows in this country are out of control. This has always been an elitist sport, but at least it used to be a little bit obtainable for anyone that really wanted it. With each season […]

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good to review .

good to review .

Blast from the blast.  2014
05/10/2021

Blast from the blast. 2014

Blast from the blast. 2014

Right of Way Rules: JumpingWe ride in small arenas were many of have to share the space.  The #1 priority is always be c...
05/07/2021
Warm-up Ring Etiquette

Right of Way Rules: Jumping
We ride in small arenas were many of have to share the space. The #1 priority is always be courteous. Always be aware of what is around you. When in doubt, yield and move out of the way. If you don't understand or know...ASK politely.

Below are some commonly known and practiced rules that many simply and surprisingly, do not adhere to.

Standard Rules and Practices

1. Always pass horses coming toward you so that your horse’s left shoulder and their left shoulders are on the same side, what is known as “left shoulder to left shoulder.”

2. To pass horses going in the same direction, always do so on the side facing the inside of the ring. Never pass by riding between horses and the rail. It’s a good way to get kicked with no way to escape.

3. Horses heading toward a jump have the right-of-way, meaning you need to stay out of their way. To do this, you need to be aware of what others are doing and stay on the rail instead of, for instance, circling in front of or behind the jumps. Most likely you’ll cut someone off on their approach to or departure from those jumps or cause a wreck. This is the exception to the rule “left shoulder to left shoulder.”

4. Avoid galloping from one area of the arena to another. Galloping from one to the other to open up your horse’s stride or when trying to get a better approach to a jump is dangerous because other riders aren’t expecting the traffic pattern you are creating and are, therefore, not paying attention to you. This is an accident waiting to happen.

5. A red ribbon in a horse’s tail means “this horse kicks,” so stay back.

6. If jumps have red and white flags at the top of them, you can jump them only in one direction with the red flag on the right and white flag on the left. When oxers are flagged, they cannot have a ground line on the landing side.

7. Oxers can be square or ascending, meaning the back rail is higher than the bottom. Know the jump types so you know when a trainer or rider calls out.

8. Horses and riders who are in a lesson have priority over riders who are riding on their own. Pay attention to where they are.

9. If you want entering an arena with riders or working horses, already in it and you need the space. Stop and ask the rider/trainer how long they will be prior to entering or find another location. They were there first.

https://practicalhorsemanmag.com/training/warm-up-ring-etiquette?fbclid=IwAR0SZ4y6NdUEqtT6zeyezKVO3keSGR4TxIoh-cNJWK4Kaq6oabnTR3YtAM8

Adhering to some basic rules while prepping horses for competition will keep everyone safe, informed and courteous.

Right of Way Rules in any Arena : Dressage1. In general, riders should pass left shoulder to left shoulder.2. Remain on ...
05/07/2021
Rules of the Ring: Universal Dressage Ring Etiquette

Right of Way Rules in any Arena : Dressage

1. In general, riders should pass left shoulder to left shoulder.

2. Remain on the second track when working at the walk.

3. Announce, in a loud voice, when you are entering and exiting the arena.

4. Keep at least one horse’s length between you and another horse.

5. Don’t ride up the tail of any horse. Turn across the arena.

6. Use the second and third tracks. The most used part of the ring is the track—the outermost path around the ring going in to each corner. When many horses are utilizing the same space, it may be necessary to use the second and third tracks. The second track is just to the inside of the outer track, leaving just enough space to pass between you and the rail. The third track is two meters (6 ½ feet) from the rail and allows even more room for horses to safely pass you on the outside.

7. When riding a circle, look in the direction you are going and ride on the second track. This allows other riders to pass you on the outside and not cut through your circle. If you doubt that another rider is aware you are circling, you may call out “circle,” to let others know your intentions before moving to the second or third track.

8. Faster horses or horses traveling at a faster gait should avoid getting too close behind other horses. This can be achieved by circling or utilizing ring figures such as a half-diagonal, serpentine or turning across the B-E line.

9. In a lesson situation, the person under instruction should have the right-of-way. Other riders in the arena can be listening to the instructor and anticipating where the horse and rider in the lesson will be going next.

10. Green horses and beginner riders should be given more space by more experienced riders, who also should keep an eye out for the possible out-of-control moments that green horses and riders may experience.

11. Upper-level horses can be intimidating to a lower-level rider as they come across the diagonals. However, the basic patterns they follow are the same as at the lower levels. They should be treated as any horse and rider would be. By making eye contact, you can avoid potential collisions.

12. The use of voice is another tool to gain the attention of focused riders and to let them know where you are planning to go.

https://dressagetoday.com/instruction/rules-ring-universal-dressage-ring-etiquette

Beth Beukema shares 12 rules to help riders determine who has the right of way in a crowded arena.

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Photos from Lincourt Stables's post
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RIP
04/24/2021

RIP

Our condolences to Debbie McDonald and all of the connections of Brentina. Sadly, the legendary mare had to be euthanized at the age of 31 after she had difficulty standing.

The triumphant pair is pictured below at the 2008 Dressage National Championship.

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3919 Rigali Ave
Los Angeles, CA
90039

Opening Hours

Monday 6am - 10pm
Tuesday 6am - 10pm
Wednesday 6am - 10pm
Thursday 6am - 10pm
Friday 6am - 10pm
Saturday 6am - 10pm
Sunday 6am - 10pm

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+13236623523

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The Paddock Riding Club boasts six arenas, featuring courses, and all-weather footing that keeps boarders riding normally within 24 hours of some of the biggest California winter rains. Staying true to our guests and trainers, the Paddock Riding Club has state of the art bathrooms, locker rooms, and relaxing break areas. All Paddock horses live in box stalls and have access to turn-out rings, hot walkers and wash racks. Boarder amenities include lighted arenas, 24-hour security and a regular schedule of shows and clinics. Perhaps best of all, the Paddock offers access to the 55 miles of trails in Griffith Park.

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The Paddock staff, behind the scenes, all preparing for the rain onslaught.
Are you still planning on holding the November 1 show?
Hi all, I am researching moving my pony from the UK to LA as I have recently moved here and am looking for recommendations. Can anyone recommend insurance companies please? In the UK this covers things like vet, public and general liability, theft, straying and loss of use etc. I do a bit of everything in the UK from dressage to jumping (at a pretty low level :). Also any experiences moving a horse from Europe to LA and how they coped with the change in lifestyle? Thank you
Hello, I do not come on FB anymore. But does anyone know what happen to the horse walker Sofia? I do not see her there anymore and miss my friend. Does anybody have a way to contact her? Thank you. I have an email if anyone knows a way how to contact her. THANKS!
iso a braider for one horse at the LA Eq center on Saturday the 18th. Anyone interested or have a referral?
Let’s Ride Equestrian Therapy provides summer camp that let campers learn to ride basics of back riding and other activities on site. The Paddock Riding Club also offers Therapeutic Riding for all ages. For any inquiries call us today at (323)662-3523. https://www.laequinetherapy.org/2018/03/30/summer-camp-registration-is-open/ #TherapeuticRiding #BasicHorseRiding #ThePaddockRidingClub
Henri will be missing "his" children at the Paddock Riding Club
Thank you so much for the new footing and the LA Chapter Dressage Show this weekend was a great success and I had a wonderful time!!!!
Roxie is too cute