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Black Hawk Stables

Black Hawk Stables is a full service barn. We offer training, boarding, layover care and hauling. Black Hawk Stables is a beautiful facility nestled in picturesque Tehachapi. Our barn offers box and in and out stalls, turnout, round pen, arena, tack room, heated indoor wash rack and trail access to over 1,000 acres of beautiful country riding.

Owner Mia McKinstry, the owner, has over 25 years of riding experience and over 22 years of competitive show experience. Mia has been trained by top professionals Tobias Schontliener (Grand Prix), Liz Denny (Grand Prix), Hilda Gureny (Olympian trainer and judge), Jodie Cressman (USDF Bronz and Silver Medalist, Grand Prix), and Melinda Golis (judge and trainer).

Mia's focus of instruction is on assisting the student and horse in positive and effective communication through the use of verbal and non-verbal cues to aid in achieving team results. It is Mia's passion and commitment to create a nurturing and empowering environment for both horse and rider to last a lifetime!

Professional riding instruction is offered to all ages from the beginner to the advanced rider both in the English and Western disciplines as well as schooling for the competitive rider showing in rated and non-rated shows to A-Circuit shows on the national level. Instruction is offered in the following categories: Jumper, Equitation, Dressage, Western, and Gymkhana.

Training Rates: custom training packages are offered to meet both the horse and rider's needs. Training is offered on your horse or on ours. Fees are: $50 for a private lesson per hour, $30 for a private lesson per half hour, and $45 for a group lesson per hour.

Our training packages include: eight half-hour lessons for $220 (a $60 savings) and eight one hour lessons for $450 (a $110 savings).

Full training, on your horse or ours, includes five sessions per week, with board and grooming for $750 per month. Half training, on your horse or ours, includes three sessions per week and one turn out, with board and grooming for $550 per month. Blanketing and supplement care is also offered.

Monthly boarding stall rates: outside box stall $250, inside barn box stall $300, barn in and out stall $350. Please ask about our dry stall rate.

We feed premium feed twice daily with stalls cleaned twice daily. Shavings run an additional $10 per bag or $50 per month. Lunch is available for an additional charge.

Call us or email us to make an appointment to visit our gorgeous facility.