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Local and World Equestrian Show Teams in East Bay, Antioch, Livermore and Tracy

Carol Dal Porto has developed a nationally acclaimed riding program at Dal Porto Riding Academy for students and adults in the East Bay area as well as Antioch, Livermore, Pleasanton, Brentwood, Oakley, Tracy and Discovery Bay.

For advanced horseback riders of all ages who are eager to learn more and have more horse time, our equestrian show teams are the next logical step. We use the facilities at Rafter D Ranch in Brentwood.


Local team

Local Equestrian Show Team

The Local Team competes at Open Shows in the East Bay Area and upper San Joaquin Valley. Team members ride at these shows on our extraordinary schooling horses or horses of their own.

Many of these riders go on to become members of our World Equestrian Team.

Local Team requirements  
  • Commit to a combination of private or group lessons
  • Saturday Show Team practices

If you are interested in taking your horse riding to the next level, contact Carol for more information about becoming a member of our Local Team.

World Team

World Equestrian Show Team

Our World Equestions Team is made up of advanced riders who have been members of our Local Team and are looking to be challenged on a higher level.  Team members ride on horses they own or lease a show horse that Dal Porto Riding Academy has approved.

Both youth and adults can participate and they show at Local, State and World level.

World team requirements
  • Commit to a combination of private or group lessons 
  • Saturday Show Team practices

Show Team openings can fill up quick so talk to Carol if you are interested in finding out more about them.

How do I join the Equestrian Show team?

Any advanced rider (youth or adult) can become an Equestrian Show Team member so ask Carol if you are interested.  Carol also approaches students who she thinks are ready for the extra challenge and commitment.

Benefits for Show Team members

Our members have demanding schedules but they reap excellent results.  It’s the process that makes horse showing rewarding.  While we have claimed many championship titles, the real satisfaction is in the journey that takes us there. 

Along that journey riders learn to practice excellence, goal setting and personal responsibility.  These practices often become habits that propel our Show team riders into success in other areas of their life.  

Show team commitment

The commitment to becoming an advanced rider grows from respect for and love of the horse.  As students learn to care for horses, Dal Porto teaches an incorruptible commitment to the horse’s well- being.  In addition, show team riders are challenged in an inspiring way and taught skills to reach their horse show goals. 

All-around performance rider

Carol specializes in the all-around rider so team members can compete in many events.

  • Showmanship
  • Horsemanship
  • Western Pleasure
  • Western Riding
  • Trail
  • Hunter Under Saddle
  • Hunt Seat Equitation

“It took some courage to get back into horse showing after being away from it for 20 years. The choice I made to come and ride at Dal Porto Ranch has been one of the best decisions I have made. I am challenged in a way that motivates me and it is rewarding to ride with a world class coach and supportive teammates. I am excited and confident as I move closer to my dream of riding at the world show.”

- Christine F.