Chris riding horse Paige at Murieta Equine Complex



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Welcome to Black Bay Equestrian

Chris riding horse Val at Pebble Beach Equestrian Specializing in Jumpers, Black Bay Equestrian was created by Jumper and Equitation trainer Chris DeVere who combines over 15 years of equestrian and show experience and a lifelong passion for horses with the goal of assisting riders of all levels to achieve their goals with a foundation of good horsemanship.

Located at a full service equestrian facility, Black Bay Equestrian offers a variety of services, from beginner horse riding lessons, to full Jumper and Equitation training programs for those looking to compete in local SAHJA shows, B and A rated shows. We also offer professional training and work with young sport horses. All levels of horses and riders, including children 6 and up, are welcome in our programs.

Whether you are new to equestrian disciplines or are a seasoned competitor, Black Bay Equestrian can help tailor a program to suit you. Lessons are personalized to each rider’s individual goals with a focus on safety and success for both horse and rider. Group and private lessons are available depending on your needs and schedule. All services are also available to clients on a trailer-in basis.

Our barn is located near Sacramento at our newly built facility in Loomis, California. Horses and riders will benefit from learning in a comfortable and relaxed environment that features riding trails, large turnouts, hot/cold wash racks and many other amenities. Our large custom built all weather arena allows for year round lessons and the ability to keep your horses schooled and conditioned during the off season.

Trainer Chris DeVere and Odin at Indio

Black Bay Equestrian offers:

New Rider Program and Lessons

New riders and children age 6 and up are always welcome! If you've never ridden before, we look forward to introducing you to horse back riding with our New Rider Program, helping you achieve your riding goals in a safe, professional and fun environment. Whether you are new to riding or have been away from the sport, we look forward to working with you.

You’ll learn important horsemanship skills, including:

We have well mannered, safe lesson horses and all the necessary tack, helmets and equipment for beginning riders. We believe in teaching good horsemanship and safety from the ground up, basic knowledge for the new horseperson should include how to safely handle, groom, lunge, tack and untack a horse. If you are ready to take the next step in your riding, please contact us and we can customize a training or lesson program for you.

Group and private lessons for more advanced riders are also offered individually or in packages. Please see our Lessons page for more information.

Jumper & Equitation Horses for Sale & Lease

Horses For Sale
Black Bay Equestrian often has horses listed for sale, and if you don't see a horse for sale here that meets your requirements, please contact us as we may know of a suitable horse elsewhere, or can aquire one for you. Please see our Horses For Sale.

Horses For Lease
Leasing a horse is a great option for those moving up from a lesson horse, or wish to show, without all the expense of owning a horse. Please see our Horses For Lease or contact us find out more about the details of a partial or full lease.

Jumper & Equitation Training Program

Our training program is one that that promotes happy, healthy and safe horses that enjoy their work, and encourages good communication between horse and rider. Black Bay Equestrian offers full and partial training options that can be individually tailored to you and your horse. Schedules are always flexible to suit the needs of our clients.

Full training - 5 days of lessons/schooling rides, includes 1 private lesson - $425 per month.
Partial training - 3 days of lessons/schooling rides - $300 per month.

Please see our Training page for more information.


Located in Granite Bay, Black Bay Equestrian offers professional training, riding lessons, horse leases, sales and show services a short drive from the following areas:

Sacramento Area
  • Antelope
  • Citrus Heights
  • Fair Oaks
  • Folsom
  • Granite Bay
  • Lincoln
  • Loomis
  • Newcastle
  • Penryn
  • Rocklin
  • Roseville
  • Sacramento
The Foothills
  • Auburn
  • El Dorado Hills
  • Rescue
  • Shingle Springs