The Riding Park is a year-round hub of equestrian and other competitive sports throughout Orange County and is only 20 minutes from Laguna Beach.
Easy to drive to with lots of free parking. At the intersection of Ortega Hwy and La Pata in San Juan Capistrano. vYou can see the park from Ortega Hwy.
This is one of only four facilities in California where the Olympic trials and events could be held. It is a local equestrian treasure we are so very lucky to have.
The 40-acre facility is the ideal showcase for horse sports. Events range from Olympic caliber dressage and show jumping to rodeos. Designed by world renowned course designer Robert Jolicoeur, Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano features a beautifully manicured grass grand prix field that is a sprawling 500′ by 900′. A 200′ by 300′ arena and seven additional competition rings enable the facility to accommodate tournaments of any size.
Formerly part of the Rancho Mission Viejo landholdings, the 40-acre Riding Park is an essential component of a 2010 land purchase and annexation conducted by the City of San Juan Capistrano during its acquisition of 132 acres of Ranch land. The acquisition included the Riding Park, a recreational and agricultural area and the preservation of 42 acres of open space and creek habitat. This land purchase now establishes a new eastern gateway into the City, supports its commitment to the equestrian lifestyle, greatly expands its open space portfolio, and forever connects the residents of San Juan Capistrano with the Rancho Mission Viejo family.
Grandstands and tented seating on the banks surrounding the grand prix field provide up-close views for all. Grass expanses between arenas invite visitors to while away the breaks in competition by visiting vendor booths, strolling the grounds or picnicking.
Read more about the RMV Riding Park here.
Mission Viejo Riding Park, The Olympic Ring for Dressage