Dal Porto Ranch | (925) 625-4535 | M-F: 9-6 25 irrigated acres in beautiful Brentwood California

January horse camp
Photo: Students participating in our holiday camp on January 18, 2016.

Having fun at our January horse camp

Our day yesterday was enriched by the opportunity to share our horses and knowledge with kids that were new to the Dal Porto ranch.

They enjoyed a one day immersion into life at the barn.  

These camps are scheduled on school district holidays. Our next camp is February 12th so call today to register.

Dal Porto Horse Camps

Dal Porto camps featured in Appaloosa Journal

We are honored to be featured in the January issue of Appaloosa Journal magazine. Kim Moore wrote a wonderful piece centered on our day camps, which grew from our thriving lesson program.

Dal Porto camps are a way for children to be introduced into the world of horses. Carol runs the camps along with help from her World Show Team members, who act as mentors and great role models for younger children.

Designed To Be Cool
Photo:  Designed To Be Cool winning Open 3 year old Mares shown by Steve Dal Porto and owned by Kandi Mariani.

2015 World Show Results

The halter horses traveled to Fort Worth Texas for the 2015 World Championship Appaloosa Show.  Two World Championships and one Reserve World Championship were brought home by the ranch along with several other top ten placings. 

We are thankful for all of the breeders and exhibitors who choose to show horses from Dal Porto Ranch.  Your accomplishments with your horses makes our work rewarding.

Horses sired by Te Coolest won 5 World Championships and one Reserve World Championship at this years’ World Show. 

Congratulations to all.

Czech Republic visitors

Ranch Guests from the Czech Republic

This past summer we were contacted by a tour operator who was going to be traveling through California with a group of Appaloosa breeders from the Czech Republic who were interested in visiting our ranch. 

We had a wonderful afternoon discussing and sharing our horse experiences with them.  We compared horse keeping in California to that in the Czech Republic and had the opportunity to share with them some famous Appaloosas.

It was a steamy hot day here, something that they are not used to at all.  They left us with a memory to treasure and the gift of a wonderful book about their homeland. 

“What is a barn family? A barn family is an extension of your own immediate family. A team made up of so many beautiful, talented, motivated people all striving to achieve similar goals. A barn family helps, loves and encourages one another. This is what Steve and Carol have created at Dal Porto Ranch.”

- Kristin F.