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Let your child discover their love of horses

Horseback riding lessons & programs for children.

Rylie – Age 5

Welcome to Rancho Pardis

A great place for your child to discover their love of horses.

Our students receive a solid foundation in horsemanship on the ground and on their horse's back. We start all of our students in bareback pads which allows riders to learn balance, rhythm, and timing.


About Us

Teachers, Horsewomen & Cowboys

Hello, my name is Jojo Peterson and I love teaching children about horses and horseback riding. I fell in love with horses the first time I rode a horse as a youngster. I started lessons when I was 9-years old and have never looked back. I owned my own horse by 16, and have been involved with horses and teaching ever since. I've worked at summer horse camps and public riding outfits throughout my life. I have been a Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) Instructor for several years.

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Rylie – Age 5

Our Team

Rancho Pardis Founder - Jojo Peterson

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LESSONS & Programs

Choose from our individual hourly and weekly lessons or seasonal promotional programs.

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Private Lessons 

Our students receive a solid foundation in horsemanship on the ground and on their horse's back. We start all of our students in bareback pads which allows riders to learn balance, rhythm, and timing. We incorporate ground work, liberty work and longe line work to help our students learn to communicate with the horses and create a lasting partnership with our equine partners.

Group Events

Let's Party! We love hosting your year-round events on the weekends! Kids Birthdays, Teens Birthdays, Family Reunions, Mom's Night Out, You name it! Our horse/farm/ craft themed parties are a blast! Please message for current pricing.

Farm Friends – The Class

Do you have kiddos who love animals and being outdoors? Does your kiddo love putting their hands in everything? Then Farm Friends the Class is for you! We dig in the dirt, feed the animals, collect eggs, and learn how to be good friends.

Farm Friends for LITTLES - this class will be geared towards children 0-3 years old. We'll continue doing lots of gross motor work, exploring, and doing farm chores.

Farm Friends for BIGS - Geared for children 3 - 5 years old. Along with our regular farm work, we'll incorporate counting, ABC's, and more structured games & activities.

Farm Friends – The Camp (9am- 1pm)

Join us for life on the farm! We'll work a lot with the horses on the ground: liberty work, grooming, showmanship. We'll care for all the animals on the farm. And do Arts & Crafts galore! We'll Tie-dye, make candles, build, paint, and create!


Example of Daily schedule:

9:00am-10am  Hands on horse work

10:00-11am  Horsemanship Lessons (examples: digestion, hoof care, disease & illness)

11:00-12pm  Art Project

12-12:30pm  Lunch

12:30-1pm  Fun & Games


(This is not a horseback riding camp- please sign up for lessons to ride regularly)

Private Lessons
Group Events
Farm Friends The Class
Farm Friends The Camp



Kind Words From Our Friends


Our customers are very different people with one passion, horses! We're proud to have such a friendly family.

Rancho Pardis is a magical place for kids to learn to ride, care for and love horses. With exquisite, age appropriate instruction, each child is guided safely through a process to understand how to brush and tend to the horses needs, ride with balance and safety and confidently steer and give instructions to their horse. Jojo herself is a joyous ball of energy always ready with a song or a game and knows how to coax even the most timid child into the ring to meet her horses. My kids want to be at Rancho Pardis everyday!

Nina M




We love to hear from new and existing customers. Got a question? Feel free to contact us.


Opening Hours

Mon - Fri:: 9am - 5pm

Sat - Sun:: Closed




Rancho Pardis

95 Hampton Rd,

Briones, CA 94553,



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