Scenes from Flintridge Riding Club

The Flintridge Riding Club is one of the most prestigious barns in North America, and has an incredible history. It was founded in 1922 by Robert Fullerton, Jr., Reginald D. Johnson, S.C. Fertig and John E. Marble when they purchased 10 acres of pristine land outside of historic L.A. from Senator Flint. They purchased an additional 30 acres a few years later, and  while the neighborhood of La Canada has grown in around them, the quality, prestige, and beauty of the Club has remained intact, if not more popular and beloved than ever.

Did you know that Flintridge Riding Club was first established in 1922? FRC is the oldest riding club west of the Mississippi – you can feel the history when you walk through our clubhouse and see the old pictures showcased throughout our walls. To learn more about Flintridge Riding Club and the equestrian lifestyle in La Canada, you must check out the ongoing exhibit at the Lanterman House, featuring equestrian history and the unique trail system that runs right behind FRC. This photo from our field was on the cover of the local paper, the La Canada Valley Sun, in April 1947, in preparation of the oldest all-junior (now all ages) competition in the United States. And guess what! The 95th Annual Flintridge Horse Show is right around the corner, April 28-May 1. We can’t wait to see you all there! #lacanadaflintridge #losangeleshistory #lacanadaflintridge #lantermanhouse #horsebarn #equestrian #equestrianhistory #lcf #flintridgeridingclub

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Thanks to the magic of Instagram, we can take a beautiful, curated sneak peak inside the exclusive and historic equestrian center, and you get to come along for the ride!

Recently they held their longstanding show known formally as “The Children’s Horse Show” and the photos are as darling as they are breathtaking. Many of the oak trees on the property are original to the land when it was purchased in 1922.


Missing this already! #showseason2016 #horseshowlife #horseshow #equestrian #flintridgeridingclub

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The Compton Junior Posse was invited to compete, and they did so with rave reviews! If you want to know about them, check out the story on our sister site, Horse Nation.

This adorable little lady with her red roan pony:

And also this one:

This beautiful rider making easy work of the course:

Hope you all had a great first day of the 95th Annual Flintridge Horse Show! We can’t wait to see you all this weekend and wishing all our competitors the best of luck. Don’t forget to tag @flintridgeridingclub – we love seeing your photos and videos! Here is an awesome video captured by @julieferris_equine_artist with @repostapp. Check out her page for some amazing shots! #repost ・・・ Second stop today at the Flintridge Horse Show. Also the backdrop for this ring is pretty incredible. Loving all of the mountain views here? ^/\ ^ ^ /\ ^ #flintridgehorseshow #julieferris #horseshows #lacanadaflintridge #equestrian #jumpers #hunterjumpers #horseshows #equestrianlife #equestrianstyle #jumpers #horsesofinstagram

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And this enviable rider receiving the historic trophy reserved for the 14 and Under Equitation Champion. Swoon!

The Riding Club occasionally gets repurposed for less traditional purposes, too, such as a rustic backdrop for a wedding! (YES PLEASE.)

But for the boarding residents at Flintridge, it’s just another day in paradise.

The Flintridge Riding Club holds many shows year-round that you can attend as a spectator or competitor; to find out more, visit their website.

Go Jumping.