Discover the Freedom

of horseback riding



about us


who we are

Founded over 30 years ago, we are a fully certified horseback riding school. EQUESTRICISE gives you the possibility to connect with our horses, ponies and the great stable surrounding. We supply the tack and the horse so you don't have a huge expense to get started with this great, fun outdoor sport. Our Certified Advanced Level Instructors with championships in Dressage, Hunters, Jumper and other equestrian competitions are here to help you with your riding goals.



We have never only been a hunt seat or dressage training barn. We tap into different backgrounds like Pony Club, therapeutic riding, hunters, jumpers, dressage, eventing, even western pleasure and galloping racehorses to give our riders variety and a good overall picture of horsemanship. EQUESTRICISE also accepts horses in training and can help you find the horses of your dreams. We structure each lesson to the individual needs of each rider's goals. We enjoy teaching riders to be horsemen, either for pleasure or for competition.



We structure each lesson to the individual needs of each rider and their goals. We enjoy helping our riders become excellent horseback riders, either for pleasure or for competition, by increasing self-confidence, poise, balance, self-awareness, dedication, motivation and responsibility in our clients. 



Our Services



The movement of the horse puts the body in a constant state of stabilizing itself. The muscles are always righting the body on a dynamic surface. This tones the trunk core stabilizers and develops the rider’s balance. The legs and thighs are being toned by the isometric contractions of the muscles. The arms, shoulders and back assist in controlling the horse whereby also being trained. These things are happening even if you are not thinking about it - Say strolling on a trail ride!

  • Have you ever wanted to ride horses but thought you did not have the time because of work and family commitments?
  • Do you want to ride and learn in a high pressure barn with your friends without a lot of expense and time constraints?
  • Are the kids now in school and you finally have some time for yourself?
  • Or are you trying to get back in shape after having a baby and the thought of being stuck in a gym is not motivating?

We believe in the adage "the outside of a horse is good for the inside of the inside of a man." Many life lessons can be learned from horses including fear, having fortitude, compassion, and diligence, among others. The horses themselves are our teachers and make us better humans. We use a variety of ways to achieve this:

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The correct body position while riding to facilitate the balance and movement of the horse and increasing the safety, balance, and effectiveness of the rider.


Teaches the horse to carry itself more correctly and teaches the rider accuracy, better application of the aids, use of the seat, and ridability of the horse. 


Teaches the rider and horse about tempo, rhythm, riding connect lines, and striding.


Teaches the basic handling skills, vet care, tack maintenance, feeding and grooming of the horses. This in turn teaches responsibility, trust between the horse and riders, important safety concerns, and important health knowledge of the horse.


For students with physical or intellectual disabilities, based on specially curated adaptive sport program. An evaluation is necessary to make sure this program would be a good fit. We reserve the right to recommend another program if we are not the right environment.


Individual approach is very important during learning process. We happily give private lessons on a regular, on going basis. Private lessons are encouraged for the new rider out of safety concerns and for best results.


Indoor/outdoor lessons with experienced trainers for beginners, intermediate or advanced riders of any age.





$75 & UP

PRIVATE lessons

Individually tailored to each persons needs and goals. The most intensive, one on one instruction. Dependent on rider, lesson is from 45 min - 1 hour.


special courses

Dependent on individual. Prices range from $60 for half hour to $85 for 45 minutes.





Half training for you or your horse: $660/ week
(3 days)

Training includes trainer riding, lessons, lunging, trail rides, turn outs, hand walking as necessary for individual needs or horse.


full training

Full Training for you or your horse: $800/ week
(5 days)

Training includes trainer riding, lessons, lunging, trail rides, turn outs, hand walking as necessary for individual needs or horse.


Our Team

Starting from the first step – the initial first lesson – you get to work with experienced coaches, whose care and devotion is the key to a successful riding. We are here to inspire.


CHerylin von aldenbruck

CHERYLIN Von Aldenbruck is the owner and founder of EQUESTRICISE. Chreylin has been a caring and hard working trainer for over 30 years. She is a Certified Advanced Level Instructor with championships in Dressage, Hunters, Jumper and other equestrian competitions.



Morgan is a fitness trainer specializing in Yoga, Pilates and persinal fitness training for Equestricise.


Heather herr

Assistant trainer with over 20 years of riding experience under Cherylin's guidance. Heather specializes in hunt seat and dressage.


Contact Us

Get in touch using the form or call us at (949) 400-5591


Sycamore Trails Stable
26282 Oso Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675



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