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 June 10th Schooling Show Closes 7 days Before Show (Click Here For Entry) CARA Summer Camp 2023 Click Here For Info!
June 10th Schooling Show at CARA! Come and Participate and Sharpen Your Skills! We Can’t Wait to See Your Hard Work and Progress! (Click Here for Entry)
CARA Summer Camp 2023 Details Below!
CARA Summer Camp 2023
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Join us for Summer Camp 2023! Horseback Riding, Crafts, Games, Lectures, Guest Presenters including Veterinarians, Farriers, Trainers, Professors, and Experts in equine related fields.
Weanling & Equus Camps
4-8yrs 9-15yrs
June 6-10 June 27-July 1