When it comes to Orange County Horse Properties, Yorba Linda is where you can get some of the best value for your money. It has a very robust horse community where you can connect with other like-minded equestrians.
Phillip S. Paxton Equestrian Center
The equestrian community tends to ride and connect at the local equestrian center because most homes do not have working space in their yards. This facility is named the Paxton Equestrian Center and is located at 18611 Buena Vista Ave. It boasts an immaculately maintained large arena, small arena, and fully enclosed round pen. For parking, there is a large, sand lot where trailers typically park and up above that is a paved lot, where most of the cars park. All totaled it is about 5 acres in size. The facility cannot really be seen from Buena Vista so when you are driving there, if you blink, you can miss the driveway entirely. Even though the facility gets a lot of use, it also gets a lot of care.
Horse Properties Described
Most horse properties in Yorba Linda sit on about half an acre, give or take a little. In order to be a horse property, the property needs to be zoned as Residential Estate or Residential Agriculture. The minimum lot size is 11,000sf for one horse, 15,000sf for two, 19,000 for 3 and half an acre for 4 horses. If someone owns an acre, the zoning is 6 horses per acre. The horse set up needs to be 50ft from the closest habitable space. Most of the horses reside on the west side of the city with the heaviest concentration in the neighborhoods surrounding the Equestrian Center. Horse properties can be found as far east as Travis Ranch which is more in the middle of Yorba Linda proper.
Where to Ride
Besides the Paxton Equestrian Center, places to ride in Yorba Linda include a 90-acre dry lakebed (right across the street from Paxton), Chino Hills State Park, and about 100 miles of trails that run throughout the city. You can ride right past the Nixon Library and the Yorba Linda Community Center.
If you’re looking for the go to Yorba Linda feed store, look no further than Yorba Linda Feed. Where all the locals go to buy hay and supplies for their horses as well as their livestock and pets. They even do party rentals for hay bales, wine barrels, and western themed items for weddings and harvest parties! Stop by and say “hi” to Aaron who inherited the store from his parents who owned it for years, even back when it was a part of the packing house.
There are many local vets that service the community but the closest would have to be Equine Veterinary Services. They have a longstanding history with Yorba Linda and has some wonderful vets.
There are many horseshoers who service the area as well.
General Information about Yorba Linda
Yorba Linda has a rich history dating back to the 1800s. One of its primary claims to fame is that it’s the birthplace of Richard Nixon. It now boasts the Presidential Library in his name. The west side of town is the older part and where you’ll find very eclectic neighborhoods where houses have evolved over time. There are little farmhouses next door to mansions. As you move east, the homes get newer and are more cohesive tract-type neighborhoods. There’s a quaint, old Main Street town center area that is still in the midst of revitalization and hosts many community events. There are lots of new dining choices, a movie theater, and shopping. The schools are rated as some of the best in the state. If you are looking for a small-town feel but still centrally located to all the wonderful things in Orange County, you will love Yorba Linda.