Looking for horseback riding lessons that are incorporated into your child’s school curriculum? Monte Vista Christian School in Watsonville, California has a fabulous equestrian program for students who commute from Gilroy, San Jose, Morgan Hill, Salinas and Santa Cruz. Not only does Belmont Training Stable on the grounds of Monte Vista Christian School offer horseback riding lessons for beginners, it also offers equestrian training for more advanced riders. This California equestrian center features a large horse barn and two well-equipped riding arenas. The well-qualified instructors share a positive attitude and help to create a fun environment where students love to learn about the care and keeping of horses and the fundamentals of riding. Western and English riding instruction is available, as well as the opportunity to be involved in the award-winning​​ Interscholastic Equestrian Association team. During IEA events, riders don’t know in advance which horse they will be riding, applying past training and knowledge of horses in order to compete successfully on an unfamiliar horse. Horse boarding is also offered at this stable in Santa Cruz County.