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!