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 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.
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41656 N Rattlesnake Rd San Tan Valley, Arizona
Central Arizona Riding Academy
Visitors are welcome during business hours. Please enter the property through the automatic gate on Rattlesnake Rd.
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CARA
Est. 1981
(480) 580-0634
USDF “L” Program Workshops October 19-20 Introduction to Judging & Biomechanics,Marilyn Heath November 23-24 Judging Criteria for Gaits, Paces, Movements & Figures,  Joan Darnell January 18-19,2020 Collective Marks, Basics & Rider Biomechanics, Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez
If you are interested in USDF L Program or another USDF Instructor Trainer Workshop Series, please contact Dorie for further info.
Our Covered Arena With Amazing Footing
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October 19-20 Introduction to Judging & Biomechanics,        Marilyn Heath
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