Monte Vista Christian School offers a renowned equestrian program for the San Jose area. MVC partners with Belmont Training Stable in order to offer horseback riding lessons for Morgan Hill and surrounding areas, as well as horse boarding and equestrian training for the Central Coast California area. One distinctive feature of Belmont Training Stable is that it takes part in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) for High School and Middle School riders. It is modeled after the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). In both associations, riders are asked to “catch ride,” which means to compete on an unfamiliar horse, and are judged on equitation over fences on the flat. The IEA shows are held at schools and equestrian centers around California including Stanford University and Elvenstar in Simi Valley, and several shows are hosted at the Monte Vista Equestrian Center. Monte Vista Christian School has produced champions on the National level, making the program one of the best for equestrian training in Gilroy and surrounding areas.