At Sweet Oaks, we are building a reputation as a true Southern California oasis.
The energy here is palpable — from the beautifully-maintained grounds to the good-natured horses — everything about this place is inviting and welcoming.
Visit Sweet Oaks and find out what makes this place so unique.
Coach Hargrave is an international level competitor and equestrian sports psychology coach and trainer who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood, Special Education, and International Education, and has a background in learning theory from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hargrave has the ability and training to expertly assess an athlete’s physical and mental fitness and create comprehensive programs to increase performance. A versatile coach, Hargrave trains riders of all ages and offers programs ranging from introductory lessons to the upper levels of Dressage and Eventing.
We recognize that there are very few places in the Temecula Valley that offer coaching for young riders. Our youth lessons program offers top-quality instruction, combined with an emphasis on social skills, accountability and discipline development, in a safe, nurturing environment. It is important to emphasize that Sweet Oaks isn’t for children only and we offer rider instruction for all ages and skill levels. Our resident horses are seasoned, well-trained horses that are matched with the needs and personality of each rider.
Coach Hargrave is unique in the coaching community. She is dedicated to the well-being and development of horses and riders, with an emphasis on health and wellness education and training to improve performance. Coach Hargrave is a Ride Right certified sport psychology coach, a United States Pony Club graduate A, a national examiner, and is working toward her ICP level 3 certification.
Sweet Oaks has made a commitment to being a leader in equestrian education and training. We are proud to offer a wide variety of equestrian clinics led by internationally renowned equestrian clinicians, coaches, and trainers.
Hargrave specializes in training challenging horses and has been able to achieve high levels of success due to her patience, persistence, and relationship-based approach to learning. She believes that each horse is unique and requires a customized training program to achieve peak performance.
We are thrilled to be the only United States Pony Club Riding Center in the Temecula Valley. As part of the United States Pony Club, the largest equestrian organization in the world today, the center is built upon a foundation of education, safety, sportsmanship, stewardship, and fun. The program teaches club members riding techniques and horse care which translates to the skills, habits, and values needed for every aspect of life. Members will have the opportunity to participate in rallies, competitions, championships and more.
Our 26 immaculate stalls in the upper and lower barns feature 12×12 rubber matted stalls, each with a fly spray system and private tack rooms. The facility has hot and cold water wash racks and our horses enjoy alfalfa and orchard grass hay. There is security and a management team on the property 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.