NORTH GAIT EQUESTRIAN CENTER
1101 North Gate Rd., Walnut Creek, CA. 94598 Ph. 925-932-2282
 
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Welcome to North Gait Equestrian Center!  By entering this site, you are entering our family home.  North Gait is unlike any place you will ever visit.  We have been told hundreds of times that North Gait is a most special place, a reminder of a bygone era, where adults and children learn about horses in a SAFE and wholesome environment.  Please read our Yelp reviews and testimonials so you can see for yourself.  We do not offer Group on or Social Living discounts because in reality, many of you may discover, "you get what you pay for."  Providing a safe and wholesome environment is our goal.  Horseback riding is a very serious endeavor and we do not believe that making a huge offering to the public, one in which we could not offer the "quality lessons" we strive for, is a good for the us, or for the safety of the public.  I caution those who would use these discounts to think carefully about putting yourselves, or your children, on 1000-pound horses unless you feel you are in a very safe environment. Please feel free to schedule a tour if you would like to visit North Gait. Sincerely, Jill Henderson.



FULLY COVERED ARENA: LESSONS RAIN OR SHINE!

COME EXPERIENCE WHY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAVE CHOSEN NORTH GAIT EQUESTRIAN CENTER AS THEIR BARN OF CHOICE. 






 
 

LESSONS:   WESTERN AGES 5 TO ADULT


OUR FOCUS IS ON HORSEMANSHIP.  LEARN HOW A HORSE SEES THE WORLD. LEARN HOW A HORSE THINKS, AND WHY IT THINKS AS IT DOES. THEREAFTER, YOU WILL LEARN TO BE A BETTER RIDER.  WE LOVE HORSES. WE SEEK THE BEST IN OUR LESSONS AND TRAINING.


LESSONS:
 
PACKAGE OF 5 LESSONS:      $300  (5 ONE-HOUR SESSIONS)
(most group lessons are done one-on-one depending on the scheduling that day.   So you might pay for group lessons but really have a private lesson).  
                 
                                            
PRIVATE LESSONS:                $65

PAY PER LESSON:                   $65

INITIAL ASSESSMENT:           $65


(INCLUDES ASSESSMENT OF GOALS, LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE AND A LESSON). (We have a 5- hour cancellation policy. Lessons not phoned in will be forfeited).  

ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
(Call to pay by phone)







925-932-2282
northgait@yahoo.com


SUMMER FUN



TESTIMONIALS: (Please check out our YELP reviews)

Good Morning Jill, Steve, Hanna and Rachel,

Thank you for providing a one-of-a-kind experience for my girls (and me too!).

I’ve copied a friend of mine on this e-mail, as she may be interested in enrolling her girls.

Virginia, the hospitality of the Hendersons made this camp really special.  By day two, Belly said “it feels like home here Mom, not like going to camp”  Further, they were very tolerant of me hanging around watching, and rubbing velvet muzzles. Northgait is not a boarding stable, nor do they have outside trainers, the horses are well trained and well cared for.  Rachel and Hanna really know their stuff, can’t say enough good things about them-

Jill, looking forward to seeing you again, and I am going to take you up on your offer.  We all miss being there already-

With warmest regards,  2013

L.E.


 My girls ( especially _____) showed her true smile. I can tell she was very happy and comforted by having her beloved Horses back in her life. The one of her in her "Sassy pose" speaks volume.
    I know you all were so busy and had lots of campers pulling you in every direction. This week represented hope and courage to see our girls overcome yet another obstacle. My other daughter stepped in for me to watch over our baby ____. She was proud and emotional to  witness the blessings that took place.  Rachel, you kept your word to me that you would make sure and  take great care of her  and get back on a horse. The only way this could happened was her "trust" in you, Hannah and your Mom. I am grateful.
Thank you for being such wonderful examples. Already, they want to be like you and one day stand in your shoes and teach others. "Get some rest"!!2013
L.K.

I brought my daughter to meet Rachel and Hannah to see if they could help alleviate  my girls fear after she was in an accident.   Initially she was apprehensive to go near the horses.  Thankfully Rachel (a wise soul) was able to read through her emotions and help channel that by having her meet and touch the new baby horses on the property.  My girl was given an opportunity to observe other young girls riding and in lessons with Hannah.  The environment there at North Gait Equestrian is inviting, clean and happy and well cared for horses.   Their number one rule there is Safety First.  We left there confident that both my girls will love attending Summer Camp. I cannot express how grateful I am to Jill, Rachel, Hannah, ( and Fa the Pug) for reaching out to us and helping us with the healing process.  I hope others who are looking for a beautiful place to bring their children.  That this review will inspire a visit.2013

Jill & Hannah are great! My son and daughter absolutely love this place. Safety and education are evidently very important. My son just spent 13 out of the last 14 days at North Gait. I would highly recommend!! Signed: K.V. 2012




 Such a beautiful message left for Rachel from a grateful mom:
I cant imagine how sad you are saying goodbye to kids and horses. Well just know you have had such a positive impact on laurens life and her faith in herself. You and your sister make a great team at summer camp and always make lauren feel so special. Go away knowing that you did amazing work this summer helping girls become confident young women and great riders too. The time and effort you devote to your stable has a profound impact on girls and animals. You Go Girl!!! We wish you the best year at school and hope to see you on winter break😀. 





RACHEL ON OUR NEW ARAB-HEIRESS 












RACHEL AND HOLLYWOOD IN CRESCENT CITY. THIS PHOTO IS FOR FUN. HOLLYWOOD IS ALSO TRAINED TO RIDE TOTALLY BAREBACK AND WITHOUT A BRIDLE.  DON'T WORRY, OUR CLIENTS ARE NOT GOING TO RIDE HIM WITHOUT HIM BEING FULLY EQUIPPED!!!


Mr. F. has style!


Grooming


JILL AND SUNDANCE


Hoof Picking is an art.

Dylan learned to how to pick and pick up a Tessa's feet.



STEVE AND STALLION SUPERMAN
THIS STUDENT IS RIDING A GAITED HORSE.
(ROCKY MOUNTAIN HORSE)


RACHEL AND HANNAH  COME RIDE US... 

   
HELLO.............................


 
Cross tying


It's very important to look where you are going


ANNIE, SOPHIE, VANESSA, HANNAH


OUR CAMPERS AND THEIR PERSONALIZED SHIRTS
www.theshirtgirlz.com/
 






Practice makes perfect.  Body control. 


No hoof -no horse!

OUR MISSION IS TO BE SAFE, TO TEACH, AND TO HAVE FUN!  WE HOPE YOU ENJOY OUR PHOTOS AND ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO POST THOSE GIVEN TO US.


LEARN TO TIE A HALTER ROPE



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