Welcome to Horse & Rider Connection

All are welcome!  We are a family oriented barn located in Martinez, CA.  We have been located at Franklin Canyon Stables since 2005.  Franklin Canyon Stables is such a well rounded facility – offering trails, two covered arenas and an outdoor arena.  We love to have fun and build strong bonds with our horses!  If you are looking for a no drama, no pressure place to increase your horsemanship skills and have some fun, we’d love to meet you.

We offer instruction in Western, English, and Trail Riding.  We also offer horse training services, leasing, horsemanship classes, vaulting classes, summer camps, day camps, horse camping trips, trailering horses, trailer driving instruction, and horseback birthday parties for your children!

Our students are flourishing! They are showing, trail riding, learning to train young horses, horse camping, learning to drive trailers, becoming leaders and mentors for their peers and so much more!  Our confidence building programs help our riders of all ages become more capable and better rounded individuals.

We look forward to meeting you and your family!

If you are interested in a rental – please go to Five Brooks up near Point Reyes.  We do not offer any 1 time rides or family experiences.

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2019 Wrap Up20191230120918

2019 Wrap Up

As 2019 comes to a close, we are reflecting on what an amazing year Horse & Rider has had. One of the highlights of our y...
2018 Safety Award20190420125734

2018 Safety Award

We are thrilled to get through another year major accident free!  Thank you everyone for keeping safety as your #1 priority!...
State Show of Champions 2018 Results20181114174235

State Show of Champions 2018 Results

We took a good size team to the CSHA SSoC this year in Watsonville!  The competition was fierce and the turn out was large....