Need to get away from a city life?

Lease a horse at non-profit rescue farm, Mega Arte Rescue Organization and Riding Academy, and spend time on the 5-acre farm just minutes from Encinitas, Carlsbad and San Elijo Hills community!

Our rescue horses need individual love and care. A relationship with a horse is therapeutic and healing for both the horse and the human. No special skills required (basic horse care training is provided).

By leasing a horse at Mega Arte you are welcome to:
  • Spend time on the farm 9am 6pm (see lease types below). Mega Arte Rescue Association (M.A.R.A.) is a 5-acre ranch with 14 horses, ponies, bunnies, llama, peacocks, etc.).
  • Learn about the horses, get a basic horse care training.
  • Bond with a horse by taking care of him; take him graze in the property pasture; take care of him (brush, lunge or exercise him in one of the arenas, training is provided).
  • If experienced and if the horse is already started under saddle ride him in arena or go on the nearby trail system off the property. All tack, boots and helmets will be provided.
  • Lessons are offered, receive 10% off on the one 6 lesson horseback riding lessons package.
  • And more!

Horses available for lease:

Monthly Lease options available now:
  • Full lease - $550 per month - visit M.A.R.A. up to six days a week.
  • Half lease - $350 per month - visit M.A.R.A. up to three days a week.
  • Quarter lease - $250 per month - visit M.A.R.A. up to two days a week).

The terms are negotiable. Please call the owner Meg Brown at (760) 822-4778 for more information or request a call back by filling out the form below:

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Jasmine 9 yr old Morgan Friesian cross 15 hands, black mare, well started under saddle, great trail and arena horse, needs an intermediate rider or a beginner rider taking lessons, very sweet tempered, loves the ladies.
Hapa 11 year old Hawaiian quarter pony mare, 13 hands, chocolate palomino, good for an intermediate teen or small adult rider, loves trails.
Opus 27 year old bay gelding thoroughbred, 16 hands. Good for light beginner riding, teen or adult rider. Loves trail riding and was a dressage school master, super kind and loving, very gentle.
Red 22 year old Appendix horse, gelding chesnut, 17.3 hands. Good for an intermediate adult rider. Loves trail riding and riding in arena.

tel: 760.822.4778

• 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.