Nothing fosters a sense of community more than being part of something different and unique. The Monte Vista Christian School Equestrian Program offers such an opportunity for middle school and high school students, as they may take part in horseback riding lessons and equestrian training instead of traditional physical education classes. The extensive busing program and MVC allows students from Watsonville, Salinas, San Jose, Morgan Hill, Santa Cruz, and Gilroy to come together to take part in the top-notch equestrian training program offered by Belmont Training Stable. This Bay Area equestrian center focuses on the care and keeping of horses, riding techniques, the importance of the rider-horse relationship, and most importantly, fun! Trainer Cassie Belmont shares, “Consistency is key. Ride every day, build a relationship, spend time in the barn, and have fun.” Belmont Training Stable also offers fabulous horse boarding options for residents of the Santa Cruz, Salinas, and San Jose areas.