About Us


Located at the historic Pattee Ranch in the heart of John Steinbeck’s Pastures of Heaven, TheRiding Academy is a family oriented boarding facility and home of the 831 Pony Club.  We offer a lesson program for children and adults, with your own horse or on one of our excellent school horses. We have fantastic summer camps and an impressive show team that specializes in Dressage and Eventing. The Riding Academy also hosts horse shows and regular clinics with a variety of professionals and disciplines.




















With top equestrian goals being the intent, we believe that the development of confident and benevolent  young people with strong leadership skills to be our primary focus. Horses offer us the perfect medium to facilitate these qualities and hopefully our students will continue on as kind, educated ambassadors for horsemanship.

  • Taking care of a horse, healthy, lame, rain or shine? Dedication Responsibility, Compassion.  

  • Training a horse? Communication, Leadership, Patience.

  • Preparing for a horseshow? Organization, Planning, Fitness.

  • Competing? Confidence, Humility, Sportsmanship.  

  • Dealing with expenses? Budgeting, Taking Care of Your Equipment, Hard Work.

  • Helping with camp, foster kids and mentoring the younger students? Giving Back, Community, Pride.



We invite you to join the TRA family and look forward to sharing the exciting journey this equestrian adventure provides.