• Painted Star Equestrian

A horse gallops with his lungs, Perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character.

Our Services

What We Offer

  • Pricing
    Individual Lessons

    Private Lessons: $90.00

    Private with Head Instructor: $100.00

    Memberships for Group Lessons

    Riding 1x Per Week : $300

    Riding 2x Per Week : $575

    Call (760) 574-0037 for Memberships

    What's included

    Just in 2020, our program taught over 1000 lessons with our experienced instructors.

    • Professional Riding Instruction
    • All Riding Equipment And Helmets Provided
    • Customized Lesson Programs
    • Proper Care & Safety Around Horses
    • How To Lead And Tie A Horse Securely
    • Instructional Grooming & Tacking
    • Experienced And Safe Horses
    Painted Star Membership

    You can choose to pay for individual lessons or sign up for our membership program. The membership program is designed for students who are interested in weekly lessons and generally want to fast track their riding skills. The membership includes:

    • Weekly Hour Long Lessons
    • Trail Rides
    • Camp Sign Up Priority
    • Gymkhanas
    • Horse Care Workshops
    • Opportunities For Leasing
    • Riders Who Read Library
  • If you'd like to sign for camp, please visit the following website:

  • Painted Star Equestrian offers Pony Parties for all ages. We have small to large ponies for all riders to enjoy. Our beautiful facility can host small to large events. With our large oak tree, we have dedicated space to keep your kids and guests comfortable and cool along with four picnic tables that offer the bucolic feeling you are looking for. Treat your child to something special and unique for their upcoming birthday or event! Come take a tour with us today!


    Pony Party Lesson Only: $275.00

    Pony Party Event: $400.00

      What's Included
      • Four Picnic Tables
      • 1 Hour Horseback Riding Lesson(4 Kids)
      • Playground
      • 3 Hour Facility Rental
      • Event Limited to 10 People
      • Add-ons
      • Paint a Horse
      • Pony Themed Craft
      • Table Decor
    • We are happy to talk about training your loved horse or pony. Give us a ring to discuss more:(760) 574-0037

    • Painted Star Equestrian specializes in highlighting the best qualities in your horse while making sure the new owner and the horse are a great match. With a degree in Business - Marketing from California Polytechnic University, I have the tools and experience needed to market your horse to its full potential. I can take the stress of selling off your shoulders while also getting the most value for your horse. After 10 years of shopping and selling horses, I have a solid grasp on what people look for in their next partner. No need to deal with tire kickers, low ballers, and people who waste your time, let Painted Star Equestrian take care of the marketing and showing off your horse. Take a look at a few of our recent horses:

      Picture of Faye at Blue Banner Academy
      Faye (SOLD)

      Faye is a 6 year old thoroughbred mare standing at 15.2. Smooth floaty trot, collects, soft canter, and natural flying lead changes. She has been tuned up on the barrels and jumping and is ready for a rider to take her all the way. Great on trails will go out alone or with others. Just point and shoot she will climb anything! UTD on everything and has been extremely well cared for. Trailers, stands all day, great ground manners. Super sweet and willing which is hard to find! Perfect horse for an intermediate rider or teen looking for a fun horse. Only vice is she will pin her ears when cinched up.

      Picture of Gracie at Blue Banner Academy
      Gracie (SOLD)

      Beautiful 13 year old APHA mare, by Playin Stylish. She stands at 14.2, sound with good bare feet! She has been sorting, trails, gymkhanas, and has been used in lessons. She sustained a suspensory ligament tear in October and has had all the proper rehab. She recently passed a vet check with flying colors and is back into work. The video is of her second ride since, the first one being only walking. Perfect horse for an intermediate rider to bring back into shape and show or have fun with! Gracie has all the buttons just a little rusty.

      Picture of Baby Willow at Blue Banner Academy
      Baby Willow (SOLD)

      Baby willow is extremely sweet and loving Clydesdale. She is turning 3 this year and is 17 hands. She stands quiet, bathes, and is just so sweet! We saddled her and sat on her bareback and walked around with no issues at all! She will be an easy one to break or cart train with such a great personality. She’s been the barn favorite and we are so sad to see her leave but we want what is best for her and see her go to a loving home! The owner just doesn’t have the time to put into her training.

      Picture of Cash at Blue Banner Academy
      Cash (SOLD)

      This beautiful boy is available to the perfect home. He is completely bombproof on the trail and has been taking care of beginners in and out of the arena. He is sound for light riding and would do best in a trail home. Perfect husband, grandkid, guest trail horse. He’s always the same good boy everyday. 16.1 and 17 years old.

      Picture of Peppy at Blue Banner Academy
      Peppy (SOLD)

      "Ima pepperoni" with AMAZING bloodlines: yellow roan of Texas, peptoboonsmal, peppy San badger, the list goes on. Peppy is a 7 year old talented gelding. Standing at 15 hds he has the confirmation and agility to bring you home some money. Professionally trained as a reined cow horse and exposed to cattle this is the perfect horse for someone either looking to show or take him to the ranch for a fancy ride. He has all the buttons, spins, low headset and stops on a dime with only your seat needed. He ties, trailers, and clips. Has had complete beginners on his back without a problem. Would be best suited for someone who is intermediate and up only because he enjoys a rider who knows what their asking of him. A good home is a must - the owner is going a different direction with her horses.

      Picture of Catalina at Blue Banner Academy
      Catalina (SOLD)

      This sweet and puppy like March 2018 AQHA Filly will excel in anything thrown her way. With bloodlines going back to Doc Bar, Smart Little Lena, Bueno Chex and Mr San Peppy this girl will be turning heads wherever you go. She has all her baby basics: trailers, ties, picks up feet, bathes, and started on ground work. We have thrown a saddle and bridle on her, she doesn't care. This will be an easy baby to break in March. Mom was AQHA but previous owners lost her papers. Can be half registered with the AQHA. Get all the talent and foundation breeding without the price tag. Owner wishes she could keep her but she needs a lesson horse.

      Picture of Trigger at Blue Banner Academy
      Trigger (SOLD)

      Trigger is a golden palomino TWH. He is such a love and whinnies when he sees you. Standing at 15.1 hds and 11 years old, he was purchased in August by a friend looking for a horse for her daughter. After riding him for a month she realized she wanted a sporty horse for gymkhana events vs a gaited horse. He's been siting since but I jumped on him yesterday with screaming kids, lessons horses running around him, and at night. No issues at all. With this in mind he needs a tune up. He's been sitting but his previous owner used him as their kids backyard horse. He has a more natural gait under saddle and has a forward walk. With work he will be a perfect trail horse or ladies leisure mount. Great with dogs, machines, cows ect. His soft mouth is great for riders with light hands. Super sweet and loving personality and gets along with all horses. He really just needs his person. Good for advanced rider due to needing a tune up. UTD on everything and records to prove it.

    Our Work

    Special Moments

    We pride ourselves on having the best-rated horseback riding school in the region. Our program consists of professionally trained instructors who always put safety ahead of everything. We offer lessons, camps, and tons of fun for everyone looking to be in touch with our incredible horses.

    Happy Clients

    Horse Lessons
    1000+ Lessons

    Just in 2020, our program taught over 1000 lessons with our experience instructors.

    Horse Memberships
    30+ Memberships

    We are proud of our membership program that gets riders to keep up to date on their training weekly.

    Horse Camps
    20+ Events

    Painted Star Equestrian hosted over 20 events this year, between camps and adult retreats.


    What our clients say


    Meet The Team

    Painted Star Equestrian’s Team of highly trained instructors is ready to share their love of horses with you. Our horses are regularly trained, and we make sure to only utilize the same horse a maximum of twice a day if needed. They receive top-quality care including chiropractic work, spa days, and days off to ensure they are feeling their best!

    • Shannen Cullinan
      Shannen Cullinan
      Founder & Lead Instructor

      I was born and raised in Southern California and have over 20 years of extensive experience with horses. I started out jumping and progressed to Western, dabbling in anything my horse was willing to try. My diverse equine background and patience have been my greatest strengths while teaching horseback riding to the community. I offer a supportive and safe space for beginners to grow into wonderful riders, most moving onto owning their own horses. I work with both client and horse to create a bond - ensuring an enjoyable riding experience for everyone. I started Painted Star Equestrian to show that besides riding, horses can teach responsibility and communication skills. Let me spark your equine passion within!

    • Kalysta Primeau
      Kalysta Primeau

      Kalysta fell in love with Blue and Banner (as lesson horses) here at Blue Banner Stables (formerly know as California stables) and then adopted them into her family. Her passion grew more as she got older and wanted to stay invested in horses and took on her teaching role with Painted Star Equestrian. She loves seeing her student's confidence around horses grow and seeing them fall in love with their lesson horses as she did when she was younger. Kalysta is knowledgable, patient, and kind and brings out the best in our students, we are lucky to have her.

    • Mackenzie Primeau
      Mackenzie Primeau

      Mackenzie has been riding since she was 11 years old. She always loved horses but it wasn't until she started horseback riding with her cousin Kalysta and riding Blue where she developed a real aspiration for riding. Her favorite thing about teaching is watching each student improve as a rider and develop a love for horses with their friends they make at Painted Star Equestrian just like she did with her cousin. MacKenzie is outgoing, sweet, and a well-skilled instructor. We are lucky to have her on our team.

    • Rodeo

    • Picasso
    • Cece
    • Diplo
    • Hollywood
    • Lilly
    • Moonshine
    • Stetson
    • Texas Toast
      Texas Toast
    • Cowboy
    • Baby Spice
      Baby Spice


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