Unforgettable experience for your child who loves horses and ponies!

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

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

By leasing a horse/pony at Mega Arte you are welcome to:
  • Enjoy a time with your child 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 and ponies, bunnies, llama, peacocks, etc.).
  • Learn about the ponies, get a basic horse care training.
  • Bond with a pony 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 pony 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!
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).

Ponies and miniature horses available for lease:

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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Ransom 8 year old mini stallion chestnut, sorrel, great with adults and kids, under supervision rides, cart trained.
Midnight 39 year old mini mare, black, loves kids, super gentle.
Sensai 9 year old mini mare, dark bay, loves kids, very gently, rides and cart trained.
Billy 2 year old Welsh pony, gelding chesnut, ground broke and started under the saddle. Enjoys lunging and getting brushed, learning to trust people again.
Butterscotch 9 year old Welsh pony mare, 11 hands chesnut, great with kids. Loves trails and arena.
Soleil 5 year old pony stallion, 11 hands dapple grey, ground broke and started under the saddle. Good for intermediate riders: 16 years to adult, enjoys lunging and getting brushed. Learning to trust people again.
Hapa 11 year old Hawaiian quarter pony mare, 13 hands, chocolate palomino, good for an intermediate teen or small adult rider, loves trails.

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.