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.
(Physical Address) 41656 N Rattlesnake Rd San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 (Mailing Address) 41655 N. Kenworthy Rd. San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 (480) 580-0634
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CARA 2024 Events Schedule
New Signage Soon To Be Installed Along With Gate Updates! Thank You To All Involved! So Beautiful!
Schooling Show -Lisa Weis- April 20 Lisa Weis Clinic April 21 CARA Weanling Camp June 4-8 CARA Equus Camp June 18-22 USDF JR Young Rider Clinic @CARA with Brandi Roenick Oct. 5-7 CARA Harvest Show I & II Oct. 19-20 Melonie Kessler Clinic Nov 9-10
The Barn Upgrades Are Becoming A Reality, So Very Thankful! Dorie
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Schooling Show Lisa Weis April 20th Lisa Weis Clinic April 21st