European Pony School

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3184 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa 707.546.7669

About the
European Pony School

European Pony School

Our Instructors

Zabou Cullum, Director
Zabou was born and raised in France where she started riding at the age of 12 in a similar program to the European Pony School. She competed at show jumping through the upper levels. Zabou came to Santa Rosa in 1987 to work for Yves and Christine Sauvignon, the founders of Oakridge Training Stables (now Santa Rosa Equestrian Center) and the European Pony School.

She stayed at Oakridge as a manager and instructor until 2006. Zabou teaches children with the same high standards she was taught. She strongly believes that while learning to ride and care for ponies is a lot of fun, it also teaches body coordination, focus, control of emotions, responsibility and tenacity.

Katie Franchini, Instructor
Katie started her riding career right here at the European Pony School. Her childhood pony, Taffy, is one of our most popular school ponies. Katie competes at the preliminary level with her Thoroughbred, Cozzell. She is also an important presence at shows when Team EPS competes. Katie has been an instructor at EPS since 2004.

Sade Cain, Instructor
From the age of two horses have been a passion for Sade. Sade competed in dressage in Santa Fe, NM from 2000-2005. Moving to California in 2005, Sade began eventing and received an Associate of Arts degree in Equine Science from Santa Rosa Junior College. Sade is a certified PATH INT instructor and also works at Equi-Ed Therapuetic Riding Center. Sade and her imported Lusitano gelding, Zeloso compete at Training Level eventing with hopes for preliminary next season.  

Sade Cain, Instructor

Pony Shool Riders

The European Pony School is a riding academy for children ages 5-15 located in Santa Rosa, California. Founded in 1986, the European Pony School has developed a reputation not only for its success in teaching children the skills of horsemanship and riding, but also for encouraging self discipline, responsibility and self esteem.

Many Pony School graduates have reached the top level of national and international competition, while many others safely enjoy the local shows and pleasures of trail riding. No matter what kind of riding they choose to pursue all of our students are taught to value the partnership between horse and rider.

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We offer full day and half day camps during the summer and the weeks of winter and spring breaks. Our day camp program is the ultimate adventure for kids ages 6 to 13! With daily riding sessions as well as hands-on horsemanship instruction each camper will enjoy a unique experience they will treasure.

This year we are offering 1 camp of 4 days, with the option to do a full day camp $280 or a Mini day camp $180.
  • Tuesday March 22 - Friday March 25.
    (Intermediate to Advanced)

This year we are offering 4 and 5 day camps, the prices are as follow:
  • 5 Days Mini camp $225 per session.
       (9am to 12:15pm)
  • 4 Days Mini camp $180 per session.
       (9am to 12:15pm)
  • 5 Days Full camp $350 per session.
       (9am to 3pm)
  • 4 Days Full camp $280 per session.
       (9am to 3pm)
  • Extended care available for full day camps only!

  • Camp #1: Monday June 6 - Friday 10.
    --$350.00 (All Levels)
  • Mini Camp #2: Monday June 13 - Friday 17.
    --$225.00 (Intro. to Intermediate)
  • Camp #3: Monday June 20 - Friday 24.
    --$350.00 (Advanced, reg. EPS students only)
  • Camp #4: Monday June 27 - Thursday 30.
    --$280.00 (All Levels) -
  • Mini Camp #5: Tuesday July 5 - Friday 8.
    --$180.00 (Introductory to Intermediate)
  • Camp #6: Monday July 11 - Friday 15.
    --$350.00 (All Levels)
  • Camp #7: Eventful Acres Camp Thursday July 21 - Sunday 24.
  • Camp #8: Monday July 25 - Friday 29.
    --$350.00 (Introductory to Intermediate)
  • Camp #9: Monday August 1 - Thursday 4.
    --$280.00 (All Levels) FRENCH only
  • Mini Camp #10: Monday August 8 - Thursday 12.
    --$225.00 - (Intro to Intermediate)
  • Camp #11: Monday August 15 - Thursday 18.
    --$280.00 (All Levels)

Camp schedules and prices are included on our annual camp registration forms.

Camp Registration Form

Santa Rosa Equestrian Center, LLC | 3184 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | SREC phone 707.566.0500
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