Rancho del Pasois home to the owners' beloved Peruvian Paso horses, and we share our facilities with just 3 or 4 boarders, chosen for their compatible personalities (horses, and their riders as well) so we have a great group of horse people here, and good companions to trail ride with! You can find out more information about the boarding facilities on these pages in this site:
Please Note that the horses at RDP are all privately owned, and we do NOT offer rental horses, horseback riding lessons, or trail rides for the public.
But there are two local companies who do offer rental horses and trail rides.
For group trail rides on the north shore of the lake, just east of Chapala, at Vista del Lago/Chapala Country Club, contact Stephanie Decker at 331-466-7753, and see Rancho San Francisco on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Rancho.SanFrancisco.mx
View from owners house over pastures towards the lake
Welcome to Rancho del Paso (RDP), a Premier Equestrian Center / HorseBoarding Facility, which lies just to the north of the subdivision"Hacienda Alta", a Country Living GatedCommunity at Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico.
RDP's Equestrian Center and Horse Boarding Facilities: There are stalls for just 3 or 4 boarders at RDP; the majority of the stalls are reserved for the owners horses. The horse boarding facility offers private stalls and paddocks for each horse, a 90' x 125' riding arena, a round pen, veterinary stocks, horse wash area, hay and feed storage, and generous turnout areas. For the rider, the stable facilities include large, secure tack storage areas and an adjoining lounge with a fridge and microwave, and rest room facilities, and easy access to miles of country roads for your riding pleasure.
HISTORY: The land at RDP was once part of the enormous Hacienda La Labor, which was a working hacienda up until the 1930s. Then the land became "ejido" land (communally owned), and most of it has since passed into private ownership, including RDP's acreage. The little town of Hacienda La Labor, which you pass through on the road up to RDP, is the remnant of the hacienda's nucleus. It has about 200 inhabitants, an elementary school, and a brand new plaza built by the government a few years ago.
EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES: Grass-covered turn out areas (irrigated in the dry season to stay green), 125' x 90' riding arena, 50' round pen. Large, secure tack/equipment storage, roomy stalls with private paddocks. Wash area and vet stocks. Access to miles of trails and dirt roads. Boarders' parking lot inside the secure walled perimeter. Fee based trailer parking available.
ACCESS FROM CHAPALA: RDP is reached via paved asphalt roads heading 1 mile east from Chapala and then 1 mile north into the hills above the lake.
PERIMETER: RDP is fully enclosed by stone walls along the paved public road, and 6 foot high chain link fences covered with bougainvilleas on the other 3 sides. The stone wall has a wrought iron topping with security alarm wiring on top of it.
Pastures in the middle of the property
Nicely paved road leading to Hacienda Alta and RDP
To see a Google Earth view of Rancho del Paso and Hacienda Alta,