A Premier Dressage Training and Boarding Facility in San Diego, CA

Arroyo Del Mar

ABOUT Arroyo

Home to Steffen and Shannon Peters — where mastery is powered by passion and dedication.

Arroyo Del Mar is a training facility in beautiful Rancho Santa Fe, California. Home base for Steffen and Shannon Peters, Ehren Volk, Matt Cunningham, Mette Rosencrantz, Taylor Rowsey, Bonnie Clemons, and Alexis Cwik, who all operate independent training businesses. Training, lessons, and horse sales available.


Our Facilities

Twenty-two acre Arroyo Del Mar training and boarding facility in beautiful San Diego is devoted to providing the finest in horse care.  The knowledgeable, dedicated, and meticulous management team, led by Steffen and Shannon Peters, brings to Arroyo Del Mar more than 25 years of experience managing equestrian facilities for competitive show horses.


With the welcoming atmosphere of a family affair, the facility operates like a well-oiled machine, thanks to a staff that includes a facility manager, Alexis Cwik, and a ranch foreman, Juan Rodriguez. The employment of the ranch foreman, who lives on site, and the facility manager aim to guarantee 24/7 care and service to clients and their horses.

It’s all about the horses; Arroyo Del Mar will do what it takes to ensure their health, happiness and the fulfillment of their athletic possibilities.

  • 68 stalls, 30 with “in and outs”

  • Stalls are cleaned twice daily

  • Premium Miscanthus bedding - hypoallergenic, dust-free, environmentally friendly

  • Quality forage (Meadow Grass, Teff, Organic Alfalfa, and Timothy)

  • 8 total turnouts with groomed footing, cleaned daily with 2 stallion turnouts (extra-high fencing re-enforced with electric fencing)

  • 2 round pens

  • Large jumper ring with banks and cavalletti 

  • Competition size dressage arena with mirrors

  • All arenas include a full stereo sound system

  • All footing is by Premier Equestrian and OttoSport

  • Two Laundry Rooms (4 washers, 2 dryers)

  • Vitafloor

  • Semi-truck accessible property

  • Solarium

  • Wifi Internet

  • Trails around the area

  • Trailer parking on site

  • Within minutes of Helen Woodward Equine Hospital and Del Mar Showgrounds

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Around the Barn

Video by Lauren Ashley Films