Before You Ride
Policies of C & M Stables
For a safe and enjoyable riding experience, please observe our rules.
Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult during the ride.
Children must be 6 years and up to go on our Ocean View Dune Trail rides.
Children must be 8 years and up to go on our Beach or Sunset Beach rides.
Children must be 10 years and up to go on our Morning Adventure and Beach & Dune Trail Combo rides.
All children must fit junior saddles.
No double riding will be allowed.
If you weigh more than 200 lbs or are taller than 6’0″, please talk with us before you make a reservation. Safety calculations are made based on the height and weight of both the rider and the horse.
We require individual Pre-Ride forms from each rider.
Riders 17 and under are required to have their parent or legal guardian complete and sign their Pre-Ride forms.
NOTE: Please remember that a legal guardian is not just a friend or other family member. To avoid disappointment, the Pre-Ride forms can be printed out ahead of time, signed by the parent or legal guardian, and then sent in with the minor.
Riders 17 and under are required to wear a helmet
Riders 18 and older are advised to wear a helmet – or required to sign the helmet release portion of the Pre-Ride forms.
Riders may bring their own helmets or we will provide them at no charge.
Reservations are recommended, but drop-ins are welcome.
Our ride times change throughout the year. Please call ahead to learn our current schedule.
We require a credit or debit card number to hold your reservation.
All cancellations or changes in the number of riders must be made by 5 PM the day prior to your ride. Same day cancellation, no shows or deciding not to go in the middle of ride mounting in corral will be charged full price unless C&M Stables cancels the ride due to weather conditions.
We ride rain or shine unless we believe it to be unsafe. If we believe conditions to be unsafe, we will try to call you at least 1 hour prior to your scheduled arrival time.
If concerned about the weather, please call C&M Stables for updated conditions and remember: Micro weather at C&M is often much better than the Valley or elsewhere on the Coast.
If riders wish to cancel or re-schedule because of weather, C & M Stables must be notified at least 1 hour before your scheduled arrival time.
The number of riders refers to the number in your individual party.
Any person with a medical condition should notify us at the time of reservation to discuss whether or not horseback riding is suitable for them. Sorry, we do not allow pregnant women on the rides.
Group rates may be available. Please call to discuss.