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Horse boarding, leasing, training & Ranch Services

Boarding Facilities

  • Castlewood  Ranch is a 30-acre private equestrian facility in Aptos Hills, California. The facility boasts immaculate manicured grounds.   


  • We offer limited horse boarding in covered pipe stalls, large shared paddocks or seasonal pasture to easy going equestrians who share our passion for horse rescue.


  • There is a 60' redwood round pen with  sanded and rubberized  footing. A center drain  provides for year round access.  


  • Boarders can enjoy the sanded and rubberized 100 x 120 arena with adjustable and fixed jumps.   


  • There is a cross country course with 10  field-type jumps built for both advanced and beginner jumpers in mind. The  outer course can also be used for cart driving.


  • Castlewood Ranch has a hot/cold wash station. There are two covered groom areas with three cross-tie stations.  We have hitching posts everywhere!  


  • Boarders are assigned to one of two boarder tack rooms.  One has  an attached grain storage area.  


  • There is a boarder bathroom equipped with emergency contact information.


  • When space allows, boarders can be assigned to seasonal pasture.  For horses assigned to stalls, we have designated grazing areas for boarder use.


  • There is  turn-out space for stalled horses, and turn-out service is available.


  • Castlewood Ranch offers grain  and blanket service  for stalled  horses for a modest fee. We feed alfalfa, forage, oat or grass, and check on all horses at least two times per  day. 


  • Stalls are cleaned daily (except in inclement weather). Paddocks are cleaned weekly. 


  • Castlewood Ranch has access to miles of the best private riding trails. 


  • When available, we offer assigned trailer parking space for a modest fee.   


  • There are experienced two experienced trainers on site.  We can train you, or your horse!


  • All of these amenities are behind a private gate to keep your equine friend (and you)  safe. 

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We are small in size, but big on quality. More importantly, when you board or lease a horse at Castlewood you are supporting non-profit equine rescue.  Be assured we have strict bio-security and quarantine  measures  to keep your horse -and ours- safe. We require routine shots and worming for all horses and have designated sick and quarantine bays that can be readily decontaminated after use.

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