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“Finally Found a Great Barn!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Willow Creek Stables

Willow Creek Stables
3049 Camino Del Rancho, Encinitas, CA 92024
8587566937
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Owner description: We provide guided trail rides for the general public as well as regular riding lessons and horse boarding.
Elfin Forest
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“Finally Found a Great Barn!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Our daughter Payten has been riding at Willow Creek just over a year now and we couldn't be happier. Her prior 3 barns promised a lot - most of which never came to fruition. Not the case here at Willow Creek. She greatly increased her skill during her short time here. The grounds are gorgeous and CLEAN! The staff are easy to work with and plan numerous extra activities for the kids. The summer weekly adult "wine nights" are great too and instill a real sense of commrodary with the parents. Although a very competitive sport, the riders and parents actively promote each other. A great atmosphere for children!

Visited May 2013
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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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“Best there is in North County”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

This environment for learning to ride is the best there is in North County. Not only do you learn to ride but you have the opportunity of being trained by one of the top competitors in San Diego. She not only knows horses but who knows the ropes in the competition world. This is a great experience for the entire family.

Visited May 2013
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Encinitas, California, United States
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“So thankful this is in my backyard.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

My family has been coming here for almost a year and we have enjoyed becoming a part of an incredible community of riders and horse lovers. My daughter has been working with an incredible staff of trainers and has gone from being a timid rider to a committed and dedicated student and I can only thank the wonderful people from Willow Creek. My daughter has found a second home and family at "the Barn" and I know whenever she is there it is a safe and friendly environment for her. There is a shared love of horses and they are very attentive to safety and due diligence in horse care. The facilities are first class and are always immaculate. They are extremely accomodating and they take great pride in how well their students manage themselves and their horses. I am blessed to have found such a fabulous stable so close to home.

Visited May 2013
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Carlsbad, California
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“Amazing trainer and beautiful stables!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

My daughter has been riding with the head trainer for 8 years now. She has advanced more than we ever expected. She even won 4 Champ jackets (1st place) at the year end show! The new property has transformed into a beautiful property with a comfortable feel like it is your home. There is a rec room with games, pool table, kitchen and a BBQ. On any given night, you just might find the owner manning the grill making an awesome trip tip! The staff takes excellent care of the horse and is always there to help. I highly recommend this barn for anyone who is a current rider looking for a change or someone who just wants to get on a horse for the first time!!

Visited April 2013
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San Diego, California, United States
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“An amazing way to raise a child!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

My daughter has been fortunate to have the opportunity to ride at this incredible barn. She started riding with the Head trainer when she was 10 years old. Through the years we enjoyed an impeccable facility, amazingly well-bred horses, kindness that was without measure and exceptional training. All of this lead to my daughter placing 3rd in the West coast division USEF Hunters & Jumpers! If you want the most beautiful ranch with the absolute best training for life a child can receive you need look no further! Words will not describe the beautiful daughter who now is 21 and is competent, poised and filled with wonderful memories of hours spent grooming, riding, bathing & mucking horses in this beautiful place filled with love!

Visited April 2013
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