Welcome to Oak Knoll Equestrian Pony Club Riding Center!

We are a premier equestrian center in Newcastle, CA that teaches rider safety, horsemanship, and have a fantastic time along the way! Featuring a park-like setting and reputable trainers holding very accomplished show and pony club backgrounds. We focus on the foundation here at home that will provide you with a lifetime of horsemanship skills. We are equipped to handle your horse’s every need and provide the necessary community contacts for our fun and comfort. Contact us for availability, training, and barn rates!

If you’re more interested in seeing what we offer, don’t hesitate to look at our Services page. We do our best to accommodate the needs of our boarders. Just look at our About page to learn our story and see what some of our boarders say about us. Our facility offers training through our resident trainer, Alicia Swinton Equestrian.

Contact us today to see learn more about our facility!


Oak Knoll Equestrian Pony Club Riding Center is located just outside of Sacramento, California. Our equine facility prides itself on providing the best care for your horse.

Oak Knoll Equestrian Pony Club Riding Center was always a dream. The Schackners have always wanted to run a fantastic horse property and truly encourage a friendly environment. And that they did! OKEC is all about fun, learning, and making sure your ponies are well taken care of. Not only is there countless boarding options, we also have turnout, top of the line footing, Purina grain programs, and quality hay. Your horse will be pampered here! If you’d like to learn more, just check out our services page or contact us.


Oak Knoll is the home of the happy horse — and plentiful boarding options! Aside from 3 premium grassy meals a day, your horse will also be treated to fourth meal of graining and supplements that you choose or bag. We offer daily stall cleaning, turnouts (weather permitting), blanketing, individualized grain services, and much more. Read below to learn more about what our facility offers. Our included services are part of our boarding options at no additional charge and we also offer extras for a small fee. While we want your horse to be happy and healthy, we also want you have feel comfortable and fun here. If you have any questions, please let us know. We take pride in OKEC and want you to feel the same!

Stall Options with Boarding Rate

  • Main Barn Stall – $620
  • Isolation Stall Main Barn – $650
  • Small Rear Covered Paddock Main Barn – $475
  • Large Rear Covered Paddock Main Barn – $550
  • Foaling Barn – $640
  • Mare Motel w/ Priority Turnout – $520
  • Exclusive Shared Pasture Board – $400
  • Upper Paddock Board – $520 (per horse)
  • Upper Paddock Board (bedded) – $620


  • Daily turnout weather permitting
  • Blanketing
    • Courtesy blanketing starts 12/01 through 4/1. Please blanket your horse after 3pm.
  • Three meals per day of either:
    • 20 pounds minimum of Premium Orchard/Meadow Grass Mix (minimum 3-4 Flakes)
    • 20 pounds minimum of Premium Cut Alfalfa mix (minimum 3-4 flakes)
    • Our hay is weighed often
  • Grain services fed once daily (additional fee for additional feedings)
  • 40 meter x 120 meter shaded crumb rubber arena with lights (this is a full ACRE)
  • Covered 40ft round pen with electricity and lights
  • 20×40 meter Short Dressage Court, numbered and irrigated
  • Uncovered 60ft round pen
  • Trails, conditioning path, and plenty of room for trot sets
  • Viewing area that doubles as a event location
  • Access to guest trainers and clinics
  • Lots of barn parties and events!


  • Clipping
  • Grooming
  • Medication administration
  • Hand walking
  • Vet assistance
  • Biannual immunization and dental clinics
  • Nutrition and body conditioning maintenance
  • Equine Sports Massage through One Stride Equine Massage
  • Farrier assistance
  • Laundry service
  • Trailer parking $25

We also welcome haul-ins and overnight stays! Haul-ins are $15 per horse and $20 per trailer. Overnight stays are $30. If you are in Pony Club, these fees are discounted to $10 a haul-in and $20 for an overnight stay.

Alicia Swinton Equestrian

Oak Knoll is proud to partner with Alicia Swinton Equestrian as our resident trainer!

Alicia has trained with some of the most elite Eventing riders like Yves Sauvignon, Bunnie Sexton, Matt Cecily Brown, Boyd Martin, and more. While Alicia’s genius lies in Eventing, we cover all English disciplines. No matter your level, Alicia is here to help you reach your goals in a fun and educational environment. Just see what some of her clients are saying about her!

If you’d like to train with Alicia, please get in touch. As Alicia is part of our training barn, we do require each boarded horse (not in pasture) to be in a training program of at least one lesson a week. If you’d like more information on Alicia’s training program, check out the training program page here.

Want to schedule a lesson? Contact us here!


View our 2021 Events calendar for Oak Knoll Equestrian below.

Location When Summary Description
Oak Knoll Equestrian Center, 1571 Oak Knoll Ln, Newcastle, CA 95658, USA April 25, 2021 at 8:30 am – 2:30 pm USPC EBTH: Everything but the Horse  
Fresno County Horse Park, 7404 N Weber Ave, Fresno, CA 93722, USA April 30, 2021 – May 2, 2021 Fresno HT  
Woodland Stallion Station, 34270 Co Rd 20, Woodland, CA 95695, USA May 15, 2021 at 8:00 am – 3:30 pm WWS HT One Day  
  May 15, 2021 at 9:00 am – May 16, 2021 at 3:00 pm Eventing Rally  
Camelot Equestrian Park, 1985 Clark Rd, Oroville, CA 95965, USA May 22, 2021 – May 23, 2021 USPC "Mega C Prep" C-1 Fillable GuideC-2 Fillable Guide

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