Bravado Farms is a hunter/jumper (English riding and jumping) training and show barn located at the Del Mar Horsepark. Our clients have competed with us from the local horse shows through national ranks.
We have great, experienced horses & ponies available for lessons. Some of the horses are available for leases when you are ready to take the next step in your riding.
Lessons are 1 hour. We teach our students horse care from the ground up so they can become knowledgable horsemen.
"Tara simply has a gift for training,” Amelia Faircloth, a junior rider at Bravado Farms, explains. “I’ve been riding with her for about three years and my improvement has been extremely substantial, in my riding and in my overall horsemanship knowledge. She puts a lot of emphasis on flatwork, which I know has made a significant difference in how I am able to handle myself over fences. “To Tara, our ability to ride well is only half of her concern,” Amelia continues. “She makes sure that everyone knows how to properly groom and care for our horses to insure their comfort and safety. The overall barn environment is extremely relaxed and welcoming. We often have ‘barn days’ where we go out as a group and play around. It can be anything from racing go-carts at Boomers or team scavenger hunts around the Horsepark. I honestly couldn't imagine riding anywhere other than Bravado Farms. Her help has really been what has made me the rider I am today.”
Horsemanship is a key component to Tara’s program. All the students learn how to tack up their horses, clean tack, pull manes, clip the horses, prepare for the show ring, and care for injured or rehabilitating horses. Whether knowing about the supplements, types of shoes, veterinary care, types of bits and more, it isn’t just about riding.
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Lessons are $75 each for either a private or group lesson. Payment is due on the 1st for the entire months lessons.