Monte Vista Christian School near Gilroy, California is a private Christian school for grades 6-12 that has the unique opportunity to be able to offer horseback riding lessons, horse boarding, and competitive equestrian training. Monte Vista partners with Belmont Training Stable, an equestrian training center conveniently situated on the campus of the school. The qualified instructors at Belmont Training Stable offer students the ability to experience supervised rides before, during, and after school hours. While lessons are offered for the beginner level, advanced riders also have the opportunity to participate on a competitive team at the national level. One great option for those serious about riding is the opportunity to lease or board a horse on site. Also, the domestic student boarding program at Monte Vista Christian School offers the distinctive chance to live onsite, just a short walk away from the horse barns; these students may live in the dorms AND board their horses at the nearby stables. This equestrian program offers services to students from surrounding cities such as Salinas, Santa Cruz, Morgan Hill, and San Jose.