In compliance with local and state mandates, Bibby Ranch will be making multiple changes to accommodate social distancing whenever possible.
While we’re thankful that horseback riding lends itself to social distancing, we are taking extra measures to ensure we all stay safe.
Fun Riding for all Ages and Skill Levels. Bibby Ranch offers a versatile riding program that is geared to riders of all ages and ability levels.
We help each student learn and strengthen the fundamentals of horsemanship with a focus on creating a bond between horse and rider.
Our goal is to create a fun environment to not only learn to ride our horses but to take the skills you learn out into the world and be able to create your own deep bonds with the horses you will meet. Riding can be a great opportunity for children. Not only do they get the experience of being around these magnificent animals, but it’s a chance to make friends their own age, and they will learn a great deal of responsibility along the way.
Adults who desire to return to riding or have always wanted to learn to ride the trails find a challenging and supportive environment with our well-trained lesson horses.
Adult or child, beginner or experienced rider – Bibby Ranch will help each student toward the goal of becoming a well-rounded, safe and knowledgeable equestrian.
The Bibby Ranch is located in Lake Hodges, CA just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of San Diego.
We offer private and semi-private riding lessons. You will learn all aspects of horsemanship from safety, feeding, grooming and ground work to arena riding and trail. We may venture off site at different arenas nearby and to explore new trails for a different experience.
Enjoy the beautiful Lake Hodges landscapes and scenery while on the back of a horse.
Our trail rides are meant to be an intimate and unforgettable experience. Our wranglers and team members work very hard to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable ride. If you’ve never ridden before or have limited experience, we’ll show you the basics of riding to keep you SAFE and COMFORTABLE!
SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY!
A chance meeting at a Home Depot introduced us to Bibby Ranch. We were pleased to find a horseback riding teacher and facility so close to our home. We've found that Lori is a knowledgeable teacher, including instructions in all things relating to horseback riding and proper horse care. She's also a patient teacher and runs her ranch with love and care. Her horses are loved and well cared for. We were surprised to find that some are horses she has rescued from bad situations. Plus, she's tons of fun with her positive attitude and joyful spirit.
My daughter took horse riding classes at Bibby Ranch with Lori and absolutely loved it. Lori is patient and compassionate and worked closely with my daughter to make sure she received an appropriate learning experience for their experience and skill level. Lori emphasizes safety and fun while making sure my daughters skills continued to improve. Bibby Ranch itself is beautiful with views overlooking Lake Hodges. I highly recommend.
Lori is the kindest most passionate trainer you will ever find. No matter what the skill level she will adapt to your needs. She always has a smile on her face and joy in her heart and it shows through in your experience. She truly loves working with horses and you will feel that connection she will bring to you as well. Every moment is a learning opportunity on or off the horse. You will enjoy every second of your time with Lori and you are never rushed or pushed. You will feel her passion in your heart too.
Lori is the best instructor ever! Our daughter has been riding since she was 4 (she's 11 now) with several different instructors. Lori is the best hands down! Her knowledge is unparalleled and her passion for horses is as real as it gets. Whether you are going for a ride or taking lessons Lori will not disappoint. Highly recommend for all ages!
Lori is awesome! She is so kind and patient and encouraging. My daughter, 11, had ridden a horse before, but never with instruction, so we were very excited for her to learn the "proper" way to do things. She has already learned so many different things and is really growing in her confidence. She is having so much fun while she is learning too! This is a great place for all level of riders, and a great way to have some fun and enjoy the beautiful weather. We highly recommend!
The best! - So well kept, neat & tidy. The view of the lake is best I've seen in the area as well as trails.
Lori is the star though. Safe, Knowledgeable, patient & kind. It's very clear she loves what she's doing.
"Coming off a stressful, 60-hour workweek career in Interiors and Product Design I was looking for a way to power down. I discovered it's not possible to just shut off the stress switch. What I found was Roy and Lori. It is such a wonderful experience being on a horse – there is a connection with them, they know they need to help you – there’s a reason they are used for therapy in many different instances. Riding has helped me calm my soul, connect with a beautiful animal and Lori has been terrific. To top it off, the location in Escondido on Hodges Lake is beautiful."
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