Visit LOARC’s Tranquil Facilities
LOARC, situated on Lichen Oaks Ranch in Felton, CA, presents a serene and inviting atmosphere to the rider and observer. Surrounded by oak, redwood, pine, manzanita and other tree and plant varieties, you’ll feel miles away from any urban center.
Our 10,000 square foot covered arena’s walls and ceiling are constructed of redwood taken from the tear down of the Scotia Lumber Mill in Humboldt County, California. These magnificent redwoods give the arena an open air feeling while protecting the riders from the sun or rain so that our operations and riding sessions are never cancelled due to weather.
Alongside the arena is the viewing room with retractable glass windows where spectators can observe the activities in the arena from an enclosed, raised platform. Other viewing areas are the bleachers and two decks overlooking the arena.
The second building at LOARC is the nine stall barn which serves as home to the horses. Each 12’ x 12’ or larger stall includes a paddock open to the outside allowing horses to roam in and out of the weather at their pleasure. Horses are turned out to a pasture to enhance their overall health and wellbeing.
LOARC offices, feed room, tack room and grooming facilities round out the rooms in the barn. Similar to the arena, the barn is also principally constructed of redwood from the Scotia Lumber Mill. Both buildings are protected with a fire sprinkler system connected to an onsite 78,000 gallon water storage tank and additional water supply through the ranch’s water storage system. Both buildings are also protected from power outages by an onsite generator system.
Weather permitting, students can enjoy some time in the sun on their favorite horse in our outdoor arena! Our 20,000 square foot arena has plenty of space to work on lessons learned inside, or try something new. The arena has a wonderful covered viewing area with picnic tables for parents or others to watch in comfort. Surrounded by majestic live oak trees, we’re sure you will love every moment you spend here.