Best Summer Horse Riding Camps around Los Angeles and Orange County

It's hard to believe that only a few decades ago many LA kids could pat and even ride horses in their own neighborhoods. My friend who hails from Brentwood remembers feeding carrots to front yard horses just blocks from the now bustling and trendy San Vicente Blvd. Wouldn't that be nice? If you have a little rider-wanna-be but no riding ring next door, don't despair: there are many horseback riding summer camps with lessons for kids right around the corner.

Along with our recommendations for the LA area's best musical theater camps and science camps, we offer our picks for LA and Orange County's best summer horse riding camps. Be sure to check our camp guide for more camp ideas! Or, if you want to get the whole family in the saddle this weekend, check out our picks for the best stables offering kid-friendly trail rides around Los Angeles.

Annual Lighting of the Bay
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort - 4:00 PM Pick
Free First Fridays at Kidspace
Kidspace Children's Museum - various times Pick
Pomona Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show
LA County Fairgrounds - Fairplex Building 4 - 10:00 AM
Lakewood Holiday Tree Lighting
Centre At Sycamore Plaza - 4:30 PM
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