The mission of Rose Bowl Riders is to connect people to horses and nature through responsible horsemanship, sustainable horsekeeping, education & public outreach. CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OUR UPCOMING EVENTS!
Rose Bowl Riders is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to connect people to horses and the outdoors. We seek to provide leadership in responsible, sustainable, and affordable horse keeping, excellence in horsemanship and instruction, and inclusiveness through community outreach. All while forming lasting relationships with people who share a common interest in horses.
Since 1952, our facility has been situated on 12, oak-shaded acres within Pasadena’s Hahamongna Watershed Park. The property includes a clubhouse, boarding facilities, three arenas, round pen, and sun pen. Members ride out the gate to enjoy miles of trails in the historic Arroyo Seco and Angeles National Forest. We share this special natural environment with an abundance of wildlife including quail, western bluebirds, egrets, Cooper’s and red-tailed hawks, gopher snakes, rabbits, bobcats, coyotes, deer and more.
We offer a variety of programs including:
- Riding lessons & training
- Low-cost & friendly horse shows
- Clinics in many disciplines
- Affordable horse boarding
- Scouting programs
- Community-based programs
Most are developed & implemented by our volunteer members!
Goals for the Future: (see our “Strategic Plan” here!)
- Expanded lesson programs, clinics & equine education
- Additional stalls to increase boarding capacity
- Expanded youth & community programs
- Various capital improvements including clubhouse refurbishment
- Grounds improvements including re-landscaping with native plants (in progress)
- Becoming a showplace for best management practices in horsekeeping, including manure composting and water quality preservation measures (in progress)
…and to continue to be integral members of the Pasadena community, providing multi-generational, unstructured recreational opportunities for a broad audience, as a friendly, affordable, community-based, environmentally-friendly – and fun! – equestrian facility. Download the one-page “about” pdf