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Welcome to the Rancho Cielo Equestrian Facility located on the east side of Rancho Santa Fe and minutes to the Rancho Santa Fe Village. We are 10 minutes from where the Surf meets the Turf ~ I-5 & the Ocean (Del Mar Horse Park, Fairgrounds & Race Track).

We are a one of a kind Equestrian Facility that sits on a level 11 acres.  See our Programs tab for all available trainers at our ranch.

The facility has 2 jumping arenas, 1 regulation size dressage arena, a western ring & 1 western schooling arena.  With multiple training programs, there's so much we offer!

The property is quiet, private and has access to miles of trails throughout picturesque Rancho Santa Fe.  

Upper Arena

We have multiple barns: a 10 stall + in & outs, another 10 stalls with large tack rooms, fully covered stalls and a 20 stall with 4 tack rooms.  We also have many sheltered corrals ranging in size from 12x24  to 24x48 for your horses’ comfort.

Each property area is serviced with cross ties, wash racks, tack / feed / storage sheds, lunge rings, and turnouts.

Rancho Cielo Equestrian Facility opened its doors in 2016 and we have worked diligently to make vast improvements throughout the property.  We have upgraded all cross ties, wash racks, our 5 arenas, and storage areas.

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"It has been my personal mission, and greatest honor to create a premiere equestrian training facility, where riders and their families can create fond memories, to be cherished for a lifetime."

~ Graeme Dixon, Founder & Life Long Equestrian

For information about the Rancho Cielo Equestrian Facility please contact:

Karyl Hanley, 
(858) 414-4982

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Upper Arena
Upper Arena
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Lower Arena
Lower Arena
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Dressage Arena
Dressage Arena
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Western Arena
Western Arena
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Western Trail Course
Western Trail Course
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Turn-Out
Turn-Out
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Lunge Ring
Lunge Ring
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Cross-Tie
Cross-Tie
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Wash-Rack
Wash-Rack
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Lounge Area
Lounge Area
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Storage Shed
Storage Shed
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Tack Room
Tack Room
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Meet The Team

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Graeme Dixon

Founding Owner

In loving memory of Graeme Dixon, our head trainer and life long equestrian who was a regular on the San Diego hunter/jumper circuit for over 25 years. Dixon grew up in the United Kingdom and learned to ride and care for horses in the thorough and structured Pony Club method, and in the British Horse Society method.  Graeme  operated the UK Equestrian riding school and training program for over a decade.  He remains in our heart and is remembered fondly by his family, friends, "Barn Village", and the San Diego equestrian community.

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Karyl Hanley

Owner & Facilities Manager

With a Masters Degree in Business Administration from The University of Phoenix, and a long corporate career in Operations & Facilities Management, the transition to Rancho Cielo Equestrian Facility, has made for a great fit.  Beginning in the January 2019 Karyl began to oversee the daily facility operations.  She is the go-to point of contact for all facility needs, and if she doesn't have an immediate answer for you, she'll certainly get one!  Don't hesitate to contact her with questions or for more information.