Welcome to the Santa Barbara Equestrian Academy

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Nestled in the beautiful hills of Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Equestrian Academy offers horseback riding lessons for all levels. We specialize in building a solid foundation and elaborate into the upper levels of dressage.


USDF Gold Medalist Michelle Freels is the founder of SBEA and celebrates forty years of training horses in the olympic disciplines of eventing and dressage.  She brings her experience to the area and has quality, safe and kind school horses to teach children and adults how to ride from beginners to advanced levels.

Michelle and Wynnona Grand Prix Dressage Regional Champions

As of March 2022 Temporarily Closed 
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