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Welcome to El Camino Ranch - A Redlands, California Arabian horse ranch.
View from our ranch.
This is a view of the San Bernadino Mountains from our Southern California ranch.
At El Camino Ranch the activity of riding lessons, training of Arabian horses, and Arabian mares and foals in the pasture is an everyday scenario. In the Arabian Breeding barn we breed our own classic Arabian mares as well as customer mares to Dream Quest, a beautiful classic Arabian, and son of nationally famous *Ali Jamaal.
During breeding season we ship Dream Quest’s transported semen to many Arabian breeders in this country and other countries. The Arabian Training Program for Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, English Pleasure, Reining, Jumping and Driving is open to Customers who wish to have their Arabians trained, as well as training of three year olds going under saddle. Arabian performance horses are always in demand, and we market our young stock to our Customers all across the United States, and other countries. Our Riding Academy with Arabian horses and professional instructors is well known as the only Southern California riding program that provides the well trained, gentle Arabian horses for our students to learn to ride. We invite you for a tour of our Arabian Discovery Farm.
CHECK OUT OUR 2010WINTER RIDING CAMPS under Riding Academy, above. FUN WITH HORSES & FRIENDS!!!
Gift Certificates are now available!
Fall Festival 2010
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El Camino Ranch presents its annual Fall Festival
Thank you to everyone who participated in this years Fall Festival. El Camino would like to thank you for your support, time, and dedication.
This is the first time Johnny has had the opportunity to showcase his halter students and horses. They did an excellent job. Two of the horses used were weanlings.
Every year we present our students with Award Certificates that they have earned based on El Caminos Levels of Achievements.
This is a very popular game here at El Camino. It is essentially musical chairs but with cones. We have to separate the adults and children, this game can get very competitive!
This was one scary haunted walk! The pictures do not give it justice. Thank you to all thepeople who spent hours preparing our haunted barn, and thank you Tommy Puett who donated his awesomefog machine to EC.
Erick, LaVesta Locklin, andScott Reeves
1st Breanna C and Ribbons Punk Pixies
2nd Madison D and Lilly Race Horse and Jockey
3rd Megan B and Singing Witchy Women VOTED SCARRIEST COSTUME
Christina E and Macintosh Indian Girl
Clemence B and Windy Queen of the Elves
1st Cameron P and Geronimo China Girl VOTED BEST COSTUME
2nd Chloe D and Jewel The Queen of Hearts and her Card Soldier
3rd Destiney M and Flame of Gold Dumbo and his Mouse Friend
Abigail W and Precious The Devil Inside
1st Deana C and Valentine Sweet Treats
2nd Kellie F and Jamaica Greek Goddess
3rd Brenna and Splash Miss Good Morning America
Mike D and Baku Mermaid and hisSeahorse VOTED FUNNIEST COSTUME
Cole M and Ollie Pricilla and the Entourage
2009 Costume Contest
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These are some of the costume teams from our 2009 Fall Festival costume contests.
El Camino had the sixth foal of the year on 4-12-10
El Camino had the fifth foal of the year on 3-18-10
El Camino had the forth foal of the year on 3-11-10
El Camino had the third foal of the year on 2-25-10
El Camino had the second foal of the year on 2-10-10
El Camino had the first foal of the year on 1-22-10.
EC Paladins Prada
(Longview’s Paladin x Fancy Afire )
On October 19th 2010 resident trainer Vandi Reeves was elected to serve a two year term as a director on the Rancho California Arabian Horse Association board of directors.She is very excited to be involved with this club and cant wait to begin serving her term in January of 2011.
Just ask Vandi about “anything” in her Rule Books!!!!
REDLANDS CHRISTMAS PARADE
El Camino students in the Amateur Barn and the Riding Academy had a hilarious fun time in the Christmas parade in Redlands on Saturday nite, 12-5-09. Six students and Instructor, Tara Ellwanger, rode horses, and 20 some students and parents rode on the float following the horses. The El Camino clown, Miguel Ramos, was a hit with the judges!! Scott Reeves drove our truck float, and Juan Irigoyen was the Commanding General. Thank you to all the involved parents who helped us make this a memorable occasion for all the students.
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
Scott Reeves spent 6 days in Fort Collins, Colorado, in November, 2009, attending Equine Reproduction classes, including Artificial Insemination, Cooled and Frozen Semen Transport, Foaling Equine Babies, and Mare and Foal Care. He works here at the ranch in the Breeding and Mare Department with Valerie Thomas, and also is managing the Purchasing off Ranch this year.
12 Steps to Happy Horse Ownership by LaVesta Locklin
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Purchasing a horse at El Camino Ranch is a great experience. It is lots of fun, and with some attention to a few details, it can be a rewarding experience. I have outlined 12 steps which will help you to be a happy owner of a happy horse !
1. LEARN TO RIDE FIRST
I recommend to all inexperienced riders that you join our Riding Academy for a few lessons before you attempt to purchase a horse. It will help you decide which type of riding you prefer (and thus which type of horse will give you that ride). It also provides an opportunity for our riding instructor to match the horse to your level of riding. If you have prior experience in riding, you no doubt already know what discipline you want to ride.
2. TAKE A TEST-RIDE
Meeting the needs of those seeking the Arabian experience
We began our El Camino Ranch in Redlands, California, 20 some years ago with 1 Arabian mare we purchased at a Greengate Farms auction in San Luis Obispo, says LaVesta Locklin. That mare was in foal, and being a nurse, I felt I had to learn all there was to know about foaling out a mare. I went to Davis, and took a 5 day class, and learned how to breed them, too.