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 two standard-sized dressage arenas, one covered for your comfort, 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.
The ABC’s of Horses, Nov 16th @10AMCome and Learn @ CARA 5Yrs & AboveChampagne Show 2020 Feb. 7 &8 85 Days Away! Mark Your Calendars!Make Your Plans!USDF “L” Program WorkshopsNovember 23-24Judging Criteria for Gaits, Paces, Movements & Figures, Joan DarnellJanuary 18-19,2020 Collective Marks, Basics & Rider Biomechanics, Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez
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The ABC’s of HorsesCome Join Us @ CARA on November 16th at 10AMThis program is for kids 5 and older that wish to know more about horses and to learn how to ride. There will be instruction about the care of horses, grooming, feeding, tacking up and general anatomy.Cost: $10 per child, must sign up in advance.Parents: Welcome to stay and watch kids or drop off and collect at the end of the session. Siblings under 5 are welcome to stay and watch with parents, but may not take part in the program.Dress in long pants with shoes or boots with heels, bring at snack and water.Riding helmets will be provided if necessary.Contact Doriefor info and availability