CBC Therapeutic Horseback Riding Academy, is a family ran and operated program. CBC meets riders and horses right where they are at, and focuses on the goals of each individual student to help ensure that they reach them. Some goals may be interpersonal with riders themselves, or goals towards their knowledge in the equine world, no worries, we are here to help. CBC will help enhance all riding and horsemanship skills by providing both group and private lessons, as well as horsemanship clases, both in person and online.
No experience is required to join the academy. If you have never touched a horse a day in your life, no problem, we will start at step one. If you have several or plenty years of riding experience, no problem, lets pick up where you left off. Everyone is welcome.
CBC Staff are also equipped to work with anyone who may have a learning disability, or a mental health issue. As said before, we meet everyone where they are at. Whether you just want to come and learn about horses and simply just enjoying being around them, or one day have the dream of competing in competions, we will be right there by your side, every step of the way.
Who do We Serve?
CBC can provide services to those who are insterested in just taking general horseback riding lessons, those who have mental health diagnosis, addiction issues, and at risk youth, and anyone looking to get involved in something new! Minnimum age requirement is 4. We teach Kids, Teens, and adults.
In addition to those who are interested in taking riding lessons, or having therapy sessions, CBC also serves those who are involved in the equestrian community. Please see the "services" section on the menu for more information.
Combined, the CBC team has over 70 years of experience in dealing with horses, and a significant amount of formal education in regards to the individuals being served.
CBC Equine is Located at Brookside Equestrian Park in Elk Grove, CA. The Facility provides a covered barn, a covered, arena, and 8 outdoor arenas. Sessions will be held rain or shine!
CBC Provides a very fun, and safe family environment for the entire family and friends to enjoy. Safety is always first when it comes to participants. Proper dress is required when working around the horses.
All available time slots are on a first come first serve basis. General Hours are:
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00am-2:00pm
What do we Offer?
Each lesson includes grooming the horse first to prepare for the lesson to enhance horsemanship skills, riding and/or ground work, and grooming the horse afterwords. Each rider will have a special designed lesson plan to enhance all of their riding skills. All riders from beginner to advanced are welcomed! Staff will Travel to Other locations to provide lessons at other properties, on clients horses.
Horsemanship classes focus on everything about horses, but riding. Horsemanship classes are designed to further the knowledge of individuals in the equine world outside of the saddle. For Example, participants will learn ground work techniques with horses, grooming techniques, anatomy, equine first aid and more.
The online academy is great for anyone who is looking to get started in the world of horses, just want general horse knowledge, or is looking for a refresher!
The Online Academy is suitable for all ages. It covers topics from Anatomy, to Common Leg Injuries, to Tack and Equipment, to Sports! The Online academy ensures that all of its graduates are well rounded in horse knowledge. The Online Academy is designed to supplement the in-person horsemanship classes and horseback riding lessons, and vice versa. Whether you start the academy online, start with in person horsemanship classes, or with the horseback riding lessons, they are are all a great place to start.
The Online Academy will take a total of 6 months to complete. Assignments are given two times a week on Sundays and Wednesday’s, and assignments are due on Saturdays. There will be tests at the end of each section.
Horse Training and Lay Up
When a horse is placed in a training program with CBC, we are nothing but result driven. CBC staff work along side closely with the owner, to ensure both horse and owner are on the path to success. Horses in the CBC Training barn are fed twice daily, and additional feed and supplements as needed, stalls cleaned twice a day, personalized training plan for horses, personalized meal plans, fans in the stalls during the summer, blanketing day and night during the winter. Brookeside Show park is an all weather facility so training is available 365 days a year, rain or shine!
Looking to buy a horse? Not sure how to treat a lameness issue? Need advice on how to correct a certain behavior? Let CBC be there for you, and assist you with any questions you may have.
Equine Facilitated Learning and Psychotherapy
CBC does have the capacity to provide Equine Facilitated Learning and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy. We are honored to be partnered with several therapist that can provide additional services upon request and availability.
Team Building and Group Sessions
We do offer group team/corporate time building and group participation sessions. If you are looking to get your team together, come on out!