Ranch Features

Willow Pond Ranch is an upscale facility in Soquel, California (just a few minutes from town on the east side of Santa Cruz) for those who enjoy sharing in the community of fellow horse enthusiasts. As a former horse rescue and riding school, it has a great local reputation. We presently have both a horse therapy service and individual boarding co-existing on the property. With a total of 26 stalls and 8 outside stalls, 6 turnouts, a round pen, an open arena, a 9000+ sq ft covered arena and a riding trail for advanced riders, we have plenty of space to share.

We currently have zero spots available for boarding. We have built a small community here and in the future may be open to adding a few more “self-service” boarders to our horse family. Please call us (Jon at 650- 580-3696) for more information.


The business has a use permit with the County of Santa Cruz to operate a horse boarding and riding center.

Ranch Features:

  • Large Matted Paddocks

  • Lockable Tack Rooms (boarders each get their own tack room!)

  • 4 Hot/Cold Wash Racks

  • Lighted Covered Arena – over 9000 sq ft! (shared with therapy group who has priority use)

  • Large Outdoor Arena, with Sand Footing (therapy group rarely uses)

  • Round Pen

  • 6 Grass Turnouts (one is priority for boarders, two exclusive to therapy group; three others shared)

  • 8 Block Hay Barn (shared with therapy group; each boarder gets dedicated tack room stall)

  • 20-Stall & 6 Stall Matted Stables – with Paddocks (boarders in 20-stall; therapy horses in 6-stall)

  • Ranch Office with Tack, High Speed Internet, Cell Service (used by therapy group)

  • Year-Round Creek

  • Beautiful Pond with Willows, flowers, turtles, fish and occasionally wild ducks

  • Break Room, Party/Meeting Area with Kitchen

  • Multiple Bathrooms

  • Riding trail for advanced riders (boarders)

    covered arena (9000+sq ft)
    total of 6 turnouts/pastures
    view from the entrance
    large open arena
    horses grazing
    bunnies frolic
    Yes, there is an actual pond.

    deer often hang out in our arena and pastures