Mega-Arte Riding Academy is a private, non-profit full-training horse rescue facility dedicated to classical English dressage. We also offer hunter/jumper, cross-country and endurance riding. All programs focus on natural horsemanship methods. Our beautiful 5-acre facility is located in Elfin Forest, a unique riding village off Rancho Santa Fe Road next to the San Elijo Hills Community in Carlsbad. Our facilities are freeway close off the I-5 La Costa exit.

(With new intro level tests for children as young as three to compete in.)

Meg Brown lead trainer has patented and gained acceptance in 2007, by United States Equestrian Federation, and United States Dressage Federation, the governing board of all equestrian sports, of an official leadline division of classes for ages three to eight, where children can now show intro level tests A and B at rated dressage show throughout the United States. This will have a very positive outcome for competitive dressage at large and for the past five years Meg has been organizing to create this new and exiting division! To date our primary sponsers of this successful division are Cintos Equestrian Management, who have joined forces with Meg Brown and added these classes to their show premiums at their San Marcos Legacy Farms location as well as their Palm Springs location, thanks to Meg Brown and her pioneer team of children, the first in the world of dressage to officially upgrade the leadline classes at the rated shows to include the full intro tests into their premiums.

Call or e-mail us for our next show date to see this exiting and new division and perhaps your child as young as three can join the first ever in the U.S.A, team of children to ride, and compete, as young as three officially at rated dressage shows.

We can make your or your child's dream a reality, it's never too early or too late to begin! We specialize in certified English dressage for ages 2 to adult, as well as vaulting and jumping for ages 11 to adult. We offer beginner to advanced riding programs. You and your child will learn to ride on well-trained and disciplined show-quality horses and ponies. We strive to make learning an enjoyable and challenging experience. For ages 2 to 5, we have a special program emphasizing balance and coordination using Shetland ponies and miniature horses. For ages 5 to 10, we have a great challenging program which encourages the child to take full control of their pony and begin to learn basic dressage movements as well as walk, trot, and canter on and off the lunge line.

Learn the language of the horse through natural horsemanship skills that you'll develop in every lesson. You will gain a tremendous respect and love for your equine partner, at the same time developing balance, strength and coordination. Lessons are tailored to each rider's individual needs. Children's lessons include 15 minutes of trail riding on our nature bridal path located just outside the ranch gates. Our environment is relaxing and natural and puts students at ease, allowing full focus on mastering the intricate movements of dressage. Also, the challenge and excitement of jumping will give you confidence, and the wonderful partnership of simply being on the horse will put a smile on you or your child's face.

Schooling shows with qualified judges will be held 4 times a year at our facilities. All students, ages 2 through adult, are welcome and encouraged to participate in lead-line to advanced dressage. We also compete at rated national shows in Dressage and Hunter/Jumper. Each year, we participate in the Del Mar Nationals with a select number of adult and teen riders that are up for the challenge.

Boarding is available for the horses/ponies of clients who are in full-training programs that consists of 3 training/riding lessons per week. We have a beautiful grass pasture for turnout and spacious corrals with shaded areas.

Current pricing for lessons at Mega Arte Riding Academy:
  • $55 per 20 min junior private lesson
  • $75 per 30 min private lesson including a 15 min trail ride
  • $95 per 45 min private lesson including a 20 min trail ride
  • $85 per 45 min semi-private lesson including a 20 min trail ride.

Prices are subject to change, and after the first lesson, a package of 6 lessons must be purchased in order to reserve your weekly time slot.

Mega Arte Riding Academy requires a written four week notice prior to termination or any changes to any riding lesson programs, training programs or any lease or boarding agreements. 24 hour notice required to cancel lesson, due to illness or rain-outs, and make up lesson required.

Call Mega Arte for more details, dates and booking. Visa and Mastercard accepted (Service charge will be applied).

tel: 760.822.4778

To book a lesson please call us at
(760) 822-4778 or CONTACT US
if you have any questions

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• Please download Release and Waiver of liability form here, fill it out and fax it to (760)761-4779 or bring it to the first lesson.
• All riders must be properly attired, including boots, breeches and a riding helmet. We do have many ASTM-approved helmets available in a variety of sizes to use at our facilities. We also have loaner boots in a variety of sizes as well.
• Lessons must be purchased in booklets of 6, and must be completed within six weeks of the 1st lesson booked. Mega Arte Riding Academy requires a full calender month's notice prior to any changes or termination of any riding lesson or lease program. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy, and rain make-ups are required.
• There is a minimum of 1-lesson commitment per week. Discounted lesson rates are available for full training, which consists of 3 lessons per week.