Lessons & Camps

Coach Karen Topping offers personalized mentorship that enables students to build independence and problem-solving skills. Each student learns at their own pace in a positive and relaxed environment.

Sonrisa Equestrian Team

Membership in the Sonrisa Equestrian Team is $300 per month from September through May and $400 from June through August, and includes 4 hour-long lessons a month, drop off barn days, and other perks and opportunities.

Year-round students are locked into the lower rate!  Please call (408) 644-5867 to learn more.

Sonrisa Stables Camps

You can also join Sonrisa Stables for camps during the spring, summer, and holiday school breaks. Choose which days you would like to join each week, from 1 day to all 5. Summer starts on Monday, June 11 and runs through Friday, August 10.  Camps are Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm, and are all hands on horse care.  No stalls to clean or crafts to make. Students are immersed into our program and progress at their own pace.  Only 5 spots available per week.  Cost is $100/day or $400 for a 5day week.  Call to reserve a spot, download our release form, and send/bring with payment. Check our Facebook page for updates or call 408 644 5867 for more information.

Students learn:

  • Herd behavior and how to retrieve their horse from pasture.
  • How to groom and tack up their horse.
  • When on horseback, riders learn posture, balance and communication, as well as etiquette for riding in a group. Students can ride Western, English or bareback.
  • Students also learn horse care, including giving baths and medicine and learning from veterinarians, farriers, and various other equine professionals.


Sonrisa Stables Contact & Release Form