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 while forming lasting relationships with people who share a common interest in horses.
Our full equestrian facility is situated on 12, oak-shaded acres within Pasadena’s Hahamongna Watershed Park. Rose Bowl Riders shares 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.
RBR also has a partnering 501(c)(3) called The Rose Bowl Riders Charitable Organization (RBRCO) which funds free and reduced-fee horse programs. You can read more about RBRCO here.
Who Does RBR Serve?
We provide a variety of programs for all ages and interests, including:
- Riding lessons
- Low-cost and friendly horse shows
- Clinics in many disciplines
- Affordable horse boarding
- Scouting programs
- Community-based programs
Most of our programs are developed and implemented entirely by our volunteer members.
Goals for the Future – see our “Strategic Plan” here!
- Expanded lesson programs
- Additional stalls to increase boarding capacity
- Expanded youth and community programs
- Various capital improvements including refurbishing the clubhouse
- 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 multigenerational, unstructured recreational opportunities for a broad audience, as a friendly, affordable, community-based, environmentally-friendly – and fun! – equestrian facility.