Types of Membership
We offer 3 basic types of membership.
1) Student, Faculty and Staff Board
There are unlimited spaces for UCSB student, faculty and staff members, so please contact us if you are looking for a place to board! UCSB students have a reduced fee, paying ONLY $215 instead of $280.
2) Community Board
We only have 6 spaces for community members, so be sure to let us know right away if you are interested in becoming a community member! These members pay $280 to board a horse. Community members include any non-UCSB affiliates, ranging from residents of Goleta to students of other nearby universities.
3) Non-Owning Membership ("Student Riders")
Non Owning members do not own horses of their own. Instead, these members ride 4+ times per month on one of our boarded horses. To start the process, first submit an application. If an owner thinks you will be a good fit, they will reach out to you! Non Owning Membership is $90 per quarter. If you have riding experience and and interest in becoming a part of a community please contact us by submitting an application.
Being a member of West Campus Stables is more than just being a boarder. To keep our board affordable while maintaining a high quality of care, each member pitches in! There are 3 basic ways we work together to keep our barn running.
1) Feed Groups
Instead of hiring outside workers to feed, we split the barn into feed groups. Each member will feed 5-9 horses about two to three times per week. The feed schedule is designed to allow each individual to pick the days that work best for them!
2) Community Work
Chores are 5 minute activities such as sweeping the office and raking the tie rail. We require each member to complete 4 of these each month. This breaks down to about 1 per week. Duties are 15 minute activities that you will be assigned about once a month. These duties include Hay Barn Duty, Manure Duty, and Trash Duty. Work Hours involve larger effort repairs and work you complete for the barn community. We require owning members to complete 6 hours each quarter. Together, our members complete the required maintenance to keep our facility running.
3) Stall Cleaning and Hay
We require that each member to clean their own horse's stall at least 4x each week and keep their hayboxes full for the feeders. Please note that we carry 3 types of hay: alfalfa, oat, and orchard grass.*
*Grass is an additional charge!