Horseback Riding in Malibu

If you’re looking for places to go horseback riding in Malibu, California, you might be interested in learning more about one local stable that offers unique, scenic trail rides, various types of lessons and even a day camp.

Malibu Lake Riders is open seven days a week, including most holidays, from 10 am until dusk. They offer trail rides for any level of rider and children seven years and up are welcome.

Here are a few of the riding options that they offer:

* Malibu California at Zuma Canyon – For breathtaking ocean and beach views, you can take a three mile horseback trail ride that loops around and ascends over the Santa Monica Mountains. They offer one-hour and one and a half hour rides starting at $50 an hour.

* Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills – This is also a three mile loop through running streams and the beautiful rolling hills and wood backcountry of this western town. You can choose from a romantic couples’ ride with a very nice lunch provided and other one, two and three hour rides for $50 an hour.

* Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas: You will head out and continue on from the Paramount Ranch trail and cross over into Malibu Creek State Park. Take this two or three hour trail ride to get stunning, scenic views of the surrounding mountains and lakes and even the enchanted forests!

Malibu Lake Riders also offers riding lessons for ages kids ages 8 and up, at any skill level. Your child will learn about handling the horses, safety, grooming, saddling and reining techniques while experiencing miles of trails in the gorgeous Santa Monica Mountains. One, two hour, or three hour lessons are available and they also offer instruction in English trail riding and competitive endurance riding.

Malibu Lake Riders sponsors students in endurance races throughout California. Their endurance riding lessons are designed to prepare riders for these races which are similar to marathons, except on horseback and through miles and miles of mountain trails. If you’re into this, these classes will get you and your horse into great physical shape! Prices range from $35 to $105 depending on the length of the class.

At day camp, your child well be assigned their own horse and will care for it, all day, including grooming, feeding and bathing it just like it was their very own! And every day they will set out to ride in groups on a different trail! Kids 8 and up can attend with no experience necessary and the cost is $105 per day with lunch and snacks included.

Visit their website at to learn more about these rides, lessons and their day camp.