Central Arizona Riding Academy

Central Arizona Riding Academy is a family-friendly dressage training and boarding facility located in San Tan Valley, Arizona. Owned by Ulrich Schmitz and Dorie Vlatten-Schmitz, CARA provides training for the horse and rider from beginner through Grand Prix. Whether you are new to dressage or an FEI rider, our instructors are qualified to help you reach your riding goals.

All riders will enjoy the many amenities our 10-acre facility has to offer, including a standard-sized covered dressage arena and daily pasture turnout. Show opportunities exist throughout Central and Southern Arizona for competitive riders. CARA hosts multiple schooling shows and clinics throughout the year, and an annual summer camp for young riders.

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41718 N. Rattlesnake Rd
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

Visitors are welcome during business hours.
Please enter the property through the automatic gate on Rattlesnake Rd.