What We Offer
Improve your riding skills, learn to lunge, work on a discipline or increase your general knowledge as an equestrian! Contact us today to book a lesson.
Unwind on the picturesque trails and enjoy beautiful Sonoran desert scenery. With mountain and ocean backdrops, trail rides in Baja are something special.
Keep your horse with us! Our service includes feed, bran, supplements, water, worming every three months, and daily mucking.
Adopt A Horse
Help make a difference by adopting one of our rescue horses! Or, try our timeshare program.
Located in El Dorado Ranch, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico
Please drive slowly on the dirt roads for safety and the maintenance of your car and the road. See you soon!
Enter El Dorado Ranch Through the "Hacienda del Sol" gate, on the mountain side of the highway. This is the first gate north of "La Ventana del Mar" gate.Travel up the main road for about 2 miles, until you reach a sign that says, "Vista del Sol." TURN LEFT.
Go about another mile until you reach a round-a-bout with a sign for neighborhoods "Vista del Mar" and Las Brisas." TURN RIGHT
Drive on another mile or so, past ALL the houses. You will see our barn on the right hand side of the road (Two-story white barn.)
You can also follow the signage to the barn. They say "Centro Ecuestre" with our horse-head logo
Lynn Lazzarini Schmidt
The beautiful San Felipe spring weather is perfect for trail riding or lessons, so head out to see us at the San Felipe Equestrian Center! You can hit the trails with us on a guided ride for just $35 per person, or get a one on one lesson on one of our friendly mounts for Read more about Come On Out for a Trail Ride or Lesson![…]
Happy New Year! Hopefully everyone had a nice holiday, good break and fun Christmas and New Year’s celebration! Out at the equestrian center, the holidays were relaxed. The horses all got their Christmas treat – new fly masks! And not just any fly masks either… Definitely a fun look – New Year equestrian fashion trend Read more about The Horses Got Fly Masks for Christmas![…]
In 2014 Xena and Lightning (now named Anchor) arrived from All the Pretty Horses, a rehabilitation center for neglected horses in Primo Tapia, Baja. Below is a photo of Diego and Violet. this mother and son combo were rescued by a loving woman in one of the south compos. They were brought to us in Read more about We Have New Horses![…]
Social creatures as they are, horses love the company of their buddies, and Lucky and Hallie are no different. We’ll often happen upon them in the paddock (or the hitching post) having a snuggle. So here are a few photos of the horsey BFFs: Stay tuned, in the next couple of days the San Felipe Read more about Horse Buddies[…]
The hot, humid days of summer, paired with all the time spent working on the barn, along with various trips meant that the horses got a bit of a summer break. However, now that the fall/winter season is here, Baja is blessed with cooler, sunny, fresh-yet-still-warm weather, that is perfect for riding days. So now Read more about Getting the Horses Back Into Shape: Lunging![…]
The grass brought on from San Felipe’s past few rains is still sticking around, and Hallie and Lucky are thrilled to get to graze on the stuff! Happy horses! 🙂
The ongoing barn-building project has moved to the next level – now the roof is on! Definitely gives things a different feel to have the roof over our heads! Now work is going on the framing and preparing to put on the siding. Bit by bit, this barn is being raised! Plus the shade provided Read more about Baja Barn Building – Roof Is On![…]
Just like anywhere else, fly control is an aspect of horse-keeping in Baja. Depending on the weather and the day, flies can be almost non-existent, or can show up in droves (especially on the hottest days, they seem to like to find shelter in the shade around the horse shelters. Hmm.) We use several techniques Read more about Dealing With Flies at a Baja Barn[…]
If you’ve ever wondered what 52 bales of hay looks like, here you go: We just got half our shipment of hay brought in, and soon it’ll be 100 bales as the other half arrives. Now we have a hay fort! Great quality hay, and the horses have given their *Yum* stamp of approval. We’re Read more about Loaded Up on Hay![…]
All the rain and storms over the past few weeks soaked the desert, and now we’ve got a little surprise springing up all around us: Grass! It’s definitely a change from the tan tones of San Felipe desert! The horsies have been enjoying little walks out to nibble on the fresh green shoots as well! Read more about Green Grass After the Rain![…]