Dal Porto Show Horses | (925) 683-2193 | M-F: 9-6 Serving Brentwood California and surrounding area

Looking for fun activities for your kids?Try our horse day camps in Brentwood.

Dal Porto Riding Academy offers horse day camps and Saddle Club to children ages 6 and up in the East Bay area.  With easy access from Brentwood, Antioch, Pleasanton, Livermore, Oakley and Tracy, everyone is welcome to attend our horse-related activities.

We welcome children with no riding experience as they learn to ride horses in a fun and patient environment with skilled riders as instructors. Camps are held in Brentwood.


What is Saddle Club?

  • For horse crazy kids ages 6-10 years old
  • Kids learn all about horses
  • Includes hands-on caring for them & riding
  • Gentle lesson horses used

Held at the Rafter D Ranch in Brentwood, our Saddle Club program is designed for the beginning horse lover to explore the magic of horses. Please fill out our contact form for details and easy enrollment.

Saddle Club

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  • Mondays from 4 - 5:30 pm
  • 6 Mondays from May 16th to June 20th
  • Fill out contact form for details & enrollment
  • Limited space available-reserve today.

Saddle Club is a great way for children 6 to 10 to be introduced to the world of horses. Early drop off and late pick-up may be available.

Saturday Sessions

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  • Includes lessons and special events
  • Beginner riders welcome
  • Check back for new dates

Saturday activities are scheduled throughout the year. Call for more information.

Learn the basics of riding

Horse camp provides the perfect opportunity for children (ages 6 and up) in the East Bay area to learn the fundamentals of riding and horse care.  In addition to our popular summer day camps, we are pleased to offer day camps throughout the year with our school break camps, holiday camps and Saturday afternoon sessions.

Love horses and nature?

If your child has shown an interest in horses or just loves nature, our day camps present a wonderful setting for them to be introduced to the world of horses.  With fun activities led by experienced horse professionals, your child can learn the basics of horse care and riding in a no-stress environment. 

What will you learn at our day camps?

All children will learn about daily horse care and equine tack and equipment. They’ll get ‘hands-on’ experience with our gentle horses by helping with their day to day grooming, bathing, feeding and cleaning.  In addition to caring for the horses, they will prepare them for riding.

Well rounded learning with riding

Each part of the saddle and bridle play a role in the safety and comfort of the horse and rider.  Campers will participate in preparing the horse to ride and learn about proper fit and adjustment of the saddle and bridle.  The best part is when that is done, they’ll get to ride our wonderful lesson horses.

birthday parties

Kids love birthday parties with horse riding

Create memories while making the day fun and stress-free for you by having your child’s next birthday party with Dal Porto Riding Academy at the Rafter D Ranch facilities.  A short drive from Antioch, Livermore, Pleasanton, Tracy, Discovery Bay and Oakley, it’s convenient and easy for your guests to attend.   

Our gentle lesson horses are perfect for children 6 and up, even those who have never ridden before.  Our trained professionals are there to make sure all the children have a fun, positive experience with our horses.  We want to make it the best birthday party ever!

Dal Porto birthday parties are $400 for a 2-3 hour party with up to 9 guests.   Parties are only available Friday through Sunday so reserve your day as we are limited to the number of parties we can offer. 

Dal Porto provides

  • Pizza and drinks
  • Horseback riding
  • Party favors and decorations

All you need to do is bring the cake and guests so contact us to schedule your child’s next birthday party.  It’ll be one they’ll never forget.

“Dal Porto Ranch is awesome. I am thankful for the guidance I get there. I have learned many things about riding and myself through my lessons. Riding is very fun and relaxing for me and everyone at the ranch makes me feel like I am at home there.”

- Alana F.