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Grand Del Mar’s Equestrian Center is Southern California’s most exquisite stable and riding center. Featuring scenic trails, a state of the art arena, and overall premium horse care, the Equestrian Center offers riding and non-riding activities for all ages and levels of experience.

a mother guiding her son on a pony

Equestrian Activities

The perfect way to explore the 400 acres of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve is from the saddle. Trail rides and professional riding lessons are now available at Fairmont Grand Del Mar.


Equestrian trail ride

Trail Riding

Commune with nature on the back of one of our special creatures. Embark on a guided excursion along sagebrush-lined trails past a grove of giant oaks. Safe and reliable trail horses will be provided to accommodate all levels of riders. Horses will be groomed and tacked up prior to the guest’s arrival in order to maximize riding time.

Rides are available Tuesday through Sunday:
9:30 am
11:00 am
2:00 pm
3:30 pm

Minimum age requirement – 7 years old and at least 50’ tall

horseback riding

Horseback Riding Lessons

Horseback riding lessons will be offered in The Grand Del Mar arena on an as requested schedule. Lessons are 45 minutes in length and include grooming/tacking up the horse and a private riding lesson.

Grooming services will be offered for those with time constraints.

Minimum age requirement – 7 years old and at least 50’ tall

Pony ride

Pony Rides and Non-Riding Activities


Lead line pony rides will be offered for the younger kids ages 2-6.
Pony rides are available Tuesday through Sunday for $70 per rider the following times:
12:30 pm to 12:45 pm
12:45 pm to 1:00 pm
1:30 pm to 1:45 pm


Visit the equestrian center 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm, Tuesday through Sunday, to meet the horses and feed them a snack.

Our horses are friendly but can be unpredictable. Please do not approach, pet or feed them. We are not responsible for any injuries from horses.