Imagine stepping off the school bus and into a stable full of horses ready to be ridden. The Monte Vista Christian School equestrian program in Watsonville, California offers a unique opportunity for middle school and high school students to learn about the care and keeping of horses, as well as the fundamentals of riding. The two large, well-equipped riding arenas are available for students to learn before, during, and after school hours. Belmont Training Stable runs this Santa Cruz area equestrian program, offering horse boarding, horseback riding lessons, and general equestrian training for the Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Salinas, Watsonville, and San Jose areas. Beginners are welcome, and can sign up for equestrian training during the regular school day, foregoing the traditional physical education requirement for the equestrian program. Advanced riders are also welcome, and have the opportunity to take part in many competitions and horse shows such as English show jumping and IEA Shows. This equestrian center in California offers unforgettable experiences through skilled, caring instruction.