Total Equestrian Experience

For lessons, equine training, and THE Horse camp in the classical English style,

Offering riding, horse care, and camp in a safe, fun, and supportive environment for children through senior citizens. Your horse or ours!


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PLEASE NOTE NEW ADDRESS: 8295 Happy Camp Rd, Moorpark 93021


At first glance TEE may seem like an ordinary riding school, but we encourage you to dive deeper!  Here at Total Equestrian Experience we are one big  family! We play together with the horses as our main focus - but our life long friendships go way beyond our equine partners. The memories we create today  become lessons for the future. We teach classical dressage as a base for all riders. We firmly believe that dressage not only creates the best rider possible but also helps enable the horse to be the best they can be as well.

Total Eqeuestrian Experiece is unique in many ways. One of the ways we are so is our horses. Most of our lesson horses are privately owned. In exchange for helping to take care of them we are grangted permission to use them in our lessons. This ensures that each horse is actually loved and cared for by their human counterpart. The horses that are owned by TEE are allowed to be partially leased to our students. In thisway we can give an intro to horsemanship for those that may be interested in the future. 

Please join our virtual community to stay in touch with our real community! All updates via email are generated via this website. Please join this website to access our payment page and to get email updates!

If you are interested in Riding Lessons, The Horse Camp, or Horse Training you have come to the right place! Please check out our "Lessons" tab or any of our “Horse camp” tabs for more info or to register!

A note about Covid: It is important to us that we all stay safe. We require all to wear masks when on our faciity, stay home when feeling ill or have an ill family member, wash hands when arriving to our facility, and remain 6 feet apart. Hopefully if we all get the vaccine when available we will be able to establish herd immunoty and put covid in our rear view mirror soon!

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Gayle Paperno


Total Equestrian Experience

Procedures for arriving at the ranch

  • Please park as close to other cars as possible in our parking lot. Feel free to park in front of the horse trailers. 
  • The gate to the facility is closed at all times. Please head down the hill, and go to the end of the pipe stalls to find TEE! Please do NOT enter any other barn
  • Upon arrival all riders to head to the wellness area and wash their hands by our tack area
  • ADULTS - even if you are just visiting
    • Take your temperature and log
    • Review medical questions
    • Anyone over 100 or with two or more of the covid symptoms will NEED to go home.
    • Please wear your mask and remain 6 feet from others
    • Please refrain from touching other horses as not all the horses in this area are a part of our program
    • Due to covid we request you bring the minimal amount of additional people to the ranch as possible. Ideally one parent per child.
  • YOUTH under 18
    • If instructor is not present, please wait by the hand washing table  for someone to come
    • Wear your mask
    • An instructor will ask the rider wellness questions as well as take the temp
      • Anyone over 100 or with two or more of the covid symptoms will be sent home.
  • Go Ride!

All riders and persons on the ranch facility must agree to the following health safety terms until further notice:

  • Please stay away from our facility if you are not feeling well including 2 or more of the following symptoms but not limited to 
    • All cold like or allergy symptoms
    • Cough or sore throat
    • Stomach issues 
    • Fever
    • body Rash
  • Wear a mask correctly while at the ranch covering your mouth and nose. Masks must remain available to each person when riding but does not need to be worn when riding. Masks may not have a vent.
  • Remain 6 feet apart from non-household members unless there is an emergency.
  • Wash hands when first arriving at the ranch and use hand sanitizer often while at the ranch
  • Arrive and leave promptly at scheduled times to help limit the numbers at the ranch
  • Use your own helmet 
  • Use gloves when riding
  • Bring Sanatizer and use on all tack and grooming supplies after use
  • For now we are discouraging spectators just because we need to limit the amount of people on our small property. OUR MAXIMUM ON OUR FACILITY WILL BE 15 PEOPLE AT 1 TIME. When possible, all non-riders please remain at home. 
  • Please tack in stalls
  • One person in the wash rack at all times unless from the same household. 
  • Instructors will remain 6 feet away at all times with the exception of brief help or emergency procedures
  • For young children that need more help, instructors will also wear a face shield. 
  • Only one person in the tack room at any given time

Measures that TEE staff will be taking to keep us all safe:

  • Common ranch areas including stall gates, grooming equipment, bathroom, cross ties and wash racks will be sanitized daily
  • Ensuring that only 15 people are in our facility area at one time
  • Ensuring that only a minimum amount of riders are in the arena at one time
  • All staff will take their temperature daily upon arrival and chart it and will go home if their temp is 100 or higher
  • All staff will stay home if sick and are being tested for Covid19 on a regular basis. 
  • All staff agree to limit the amount of people that are socializing with their family units and abide by the use of masks and using 6 foot social distancing guideline when interacting with others even outside the ranch.
  • All staff agree to wear masks and wash hands on a consistent basis.
  • All staff will remain 6 ft away from clients with the exception of brief tack adjustment help or emergency situations. If there is a need to remain closer for instruction purposes, the instructor will wear a face  shield as well.

Blog Posts

Camp and the Covid situation

Posted by Gayle Paperno on April 11, 2020 at 3:00am 0 Comments

THE Horse Camp has all its Covid-19 safety plans in order and we will be running camp this summer and registration is in progress!  We have received specific approval from the Health Department. We would not consider offering camp if we did not believe that THE Horse Camp will be a safe choice. Here is why:

*We have limited the amount of campers making it an even smaller camp.

*Campers and staff will be placed into small “pods” that will remain the same for the week. This will allow them to interact within their own pods with less restrictions. When campers interact with other campers and staff outside their pod, they will follow social distancing as well as wear masks. 

*Its easy to maintain safe distances when the main focus is about being with your horse!

*All  activities are conducted outside with plenty of space to spread out.

*No food is shared at our camp. Campers bring their own lunch, snacks, and water bottles.

*We provide tons of healthy, outdoor fun!

So hang in there, stay safe, and when it’s time to get vaccinated, go do it! 

Gayle Paperno


THE Horse Camp


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What are your riding goals?

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Every rider needs a goal! Share with your instructors what your goal is and why you are riding - do you want to own a horse one day? Perhaps you want to show? Or perhaps you just want to be the best horse person you can be! Just riding to have fun…Continue


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