Welcome to the Altadena Stables blog!

Thank you for visiting our blog. Altadena Stables is a professionally run full service equine facility, operated by Janell Gruss. Nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains and only 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, it is worlds away from hectic city life.

For more information on our boarding, lessons, and training services, visit our website.

Course & Commitment

We here at Altadena Stables are proud to announce a new dimension for our equestrians with the addition of our Trail Horse Course. This course provides an opportunity for horse and rider to learn to maneuver through, around, and over obstacles while building a better partnership through confidence. Many of these skills can be utilized while riding out on our beautiful canyon trails. Those who have participated in this new Trail Horse Class have been very enthusiastic!

This month we would like to recognize an individual equestrian who has recently stepped up her commitment to her chosen sport of riding.

Brianna (pictured with her proud parents and Gentleman Jack, owned by Altadena Stables) recently participated in her first equestrian competition in the Saddleseat Western School League of Greater Los Angeles. This league gives riders, grades 7-12, the opportunity to participate on an equestrian team and earn both individual and team points for their schools.

Brianna placed first in Freshman Saddleseat Equitation and second in Freshman Pleasure. Congratulations to Brianna on a job well done!

Altadena Stables

This time last year, the Altadena Heritage Association formally designated the area around our stables as the Altadena Equestrian Area.

To celebrate, we were happy to host the dedication of the Altadena Equestrian Area. Not only was it exciting for equestrians in the area, but it was a wonderful opportunity for the greater community to see an exhibition of many breeds of horses and different styles of riding, here in our own town.

Altadena Stables has been around since the early 1900s, and we’re proud to say multiple generations of family members continue to be involved

Whether you’re a horse owner or not today, Altadena residents have recently formed a Horse Club that is open to anyone who simply loves horses. The first meeting took place on Wednesday Oct. 15, at 6:30pm in the Altadena Equestrian Center Pavillion at Loma Alta Park.

If you’d like to attend the next meeting, or if you’re looking for a club contact for more information, you can reach Meredith at 626-344-9755, or at arroyolover@gmail.com