Stepp Stables

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Boarding and lesson opportunities.  For information, please contact management at (760) 725-5094.

Boasting some of the best trail riding in San Diego, the Camp Pendleton Stepp Stables offers boarding, training and lessons. A friendly staff and nationally ranked trainers/instructors provide guidance for all levels of horsemanship at a competitive price. One hour Western, English, jumping and dressage lessons for ages 7 yrs & up. Private lessons available for ages 3-6. Instructors provide beginning to advanced training for horses to boarders. Lessons may be substituted for training days. Training must be paid in advance. Offered to active duty military personnel, family members, retirees and MCCS and DoD employees. Stepp Stables is the final resting place of Staff Sergeant Reckless, a famous horse veteran and Korean war hero. Home of The Jinx McCain Wounded Warrior Riding Program, a riding program for wounded Marines that learn all aspects of horsemanship.Located near the San Luis Rey gate off Vandegrift Blvd.

Facilities Include

  • Three new laser leveled arenas
  • Three round pens
  • Miles of scenic trail riding
  • Turn outs
  • Pasture boarding
  • Free trailer storage
  • Hot walker
  • Wash racks


  • 24’x 24’ mare motels
  • Individual tack room included
  • Automatic water
  • Automatic fly spray system


Boarding Rates (effective Feb 1, 2013)

  • Owner feeds horse: $220 per month Military/ $240 Civilian
  • Barn feeds horse once a day: $280 per month Military/ $300 Civilian
  • Barn feeds horse twice a day: $340 per month Military/ $360 Civilian
  • Lot Pen Pasture: $265 per month Military/ $285 Civilian
  • Stall Cleaning (7 days per week) $90
  • Supplements (Owner Supplied and Fed Daily by Barn) $20
  • Feed Choices: Alfalfa and Bermuda


Lesson Rates (effective Mar 1, 2013) - Available by appointment

  • One hour Group Lesson $35/rider
  • One hour Private Lesson $50/rider
  • Half hour Tiny Tot Lesson (Ages 4-6) $20/rider
  • One hour Group Trail $45/rider
  • One hour Private Trail $55/rider
  • One hour Intermediate/Advance Trail $55/rider


*All group lessons, private lessons, and trails are available for children ages 7 and older and adults.