Horse Back Riding Lessons and Horsemanship
Our riding lesson program has been developed especially for young beginners, though a valuable program for all ages. We will limit "Lead Line" work to as needed only for safety. We feel that by building the correct foundation, our students will be able to safely progress to independent/supervised riding. We accept and welcome beginning students of all ages. Students will learn through "Natural Horsemanship" techniques how horses think and respond. With this knowledge, children will develo p safe ground manners, learn to work and be around the
Peaceful Valley Farm in La Selva Beach, (831) 840-5870We Offer: , After school program, Weekend & Holiday classes/workshops, Hosting farm/harvest style parties, Open Farm days, Fresh, organic eggs, Heirloom vegetable seedlings and plants, Hatching eggs, chicks and laying hens (seasonally), 640 Peaceful Valley Drive, La Selva Beach. http://peacefulvalleyfarm.org/home
Pleasant Valley Horse Club in Aptos, 763-2733, http://www.pleasantvalleykidsclub.com/newhome.html
We have chosen Natural Horsemanship as our guiding philosophy. Often referred to as "horse whisperer" training, this is a gentle way of relating to and guiding the horse and rider without being harsh. The goal of the horse and the rider is to form respect for each other. Students learn about the nature of horses and how to work with that nature to build confidence and trust in the relationship between horse and rider.
When you learn to ride at PVHC, you will first have a one-on-one with your head trainer present and chat about your goals and why you want to ride. The trainer will put together a plan for you and your horse to complete a successful journey. You learn to build a relationship with the horse, which takes time and you will not move on until you have succeeded at your goal in a safe and confident manner.
Play It Again Sports,new and used skates, 4770 Soquel Drive, Soquel, 831-475-1988
Adventure Sports Unlimited, Scuba, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Swimming, 303 Potrero Street, Santa Cruz, 458-3648
137 Dakota Street (in San Lorenzo Park), SC
Central Coast Lacross Association http://centralcoastlacrosse.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=57
Aikido for Pajaro Valley, Watsonville, 722-0838
Santa Cruz Family Martial Arts, 728 Water Street, Santa Cruz, call 831-818-5425
Children's Capoeira: Brazilian Martial Arts Open your child's eyes to a world of movement, music and culture! Capoeira is a fantastic opportunity for kids to be exposed to a unique blend of martial arts, music, culture and camaraderie. Children of all ages can benefit from the fun and friendly atmosphere that not only provides a challenging aerobic and acrobatic workout, but helps kids develop their confidence and self esteem.Capoeira involves movement utilizing the entire body developing strength, coordination and flexibility. Kids also get a chance to play traditional Capoeira instruments and learn to sing traditional Capoeira songs in Portuguese. Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-6pm. For more info: www.santacruzcapoeira.com (831)325-1769 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mantis Martial Arts is proud to offer our premier Kung Fu Kids after school service to the Santa Cruz community. We pick your child up from school and bring her or him to our training studio. With Kung Fu Kids, you won’t worry about getting off work early, arranging rides, or leaving your child home alone. Once in our studio, we provide a healthy snack, allow quiet time for homework, and offer training in traditional martial arts. Our program encompasses the benefits of martial arts while providing convenience for the modern parent. By enrolling your child in Kung Fu Kids, you free up evenings for what counts—quality time with your child. When you pick your child up at the end of the day, he or she has already had a snack, homework time, and been engaged team-building exercise. Please call 831-251-1269 or check out our website SantaCruzKungFu.com for more information