THE STABLES

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The Stables at Holman Ranch provide a newly remodeled riding facility offering boarding accommodations for your four-legged friend.

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Features

  • 20-stall show barn
  • Jumping, Dressage and Western arenas
  • Three tack rooms
  • One of the largest covered arenas on the Monterey Peninsula
  • 50+ pipe stalls
  • Miles of private trails
  • 100+ horse capacity

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Boarding

Please contact The Stables at (831) 659-2640 or [email protected] for specific boarding information.

“Holman Ranch is an amazing place to board my quarter horse. We especially love the trails. The ranch hands are a very important part of any operation and are outstanding here. They take great pride and care in maintaining the stables and handling the horses.” — Nicole Hamilton

“We have been boarders at Holman Ranch for several years, and simply cannot speak highly enough about our experience. Holman’s setting is, in a word, stunning. Set among majestic oaks, vineyards and a working ranch, the stables offer large paddocks and stalls, an enormous jumping arena, and a smaller lighted covered arena for riding in the winter (or rain!). Additionally, the stable crew takes thoughtful and gentle care of the horses which leaves us with invaluable peace of mind. Most importantly, Holman Ranch is a fun place to ride! The trainers, riders and supporting families foster a tight-knit community of friendship and warmth which can be felt from the moment you arrive.” — Brooksley Williams

“I would say that Holman Ranch is definitely the most beautiful equestrian facility in the Monterey Bay Area. We also have a very friendly and welcoming group of horse owners who always look out for each other and for our animals.” — Ariana

Western, Colts or Equestrian Clinics

Interested trainers and clients please contact special events at (831) 659-2640.

Hunter/Jumper Clinics

Interested trainers and clients please contact special events at (831) 659-2640.

Special Events

Birthday parties, scout groups, corporate events, engagement proposals, hay rides, carriage rides, Bar-B-Ques, etc. By individual arrangement. Please contact special events at (831) 659-2640.

THE OLIVE GROVE

olivegrave_header We have our own distinctive olive grove located on a south facing hill of our vineyard. The grove is comprised of 100 trees with multiple cultivars planted. These cultivars consist of 25 Frantoio, 25 Leccino, 10 Mission, 25 Coratina, 5 Pendolino, and 10 Picholine, all of which were originally planted in 1994 in a Carmel Valley orchard then replanted at Holman Ranch in 2007.   4 These mature olive trees allowed us to produce olive oil right away. They are planted in shale for the best production and harvesting results possible. We harvest our fruit by hand in December, which is then milled, producing a superb, high quality product. Although the Olive Grove is not certified organic, we do employ organic practices when farming our trees. Our mill, however, is certified organic. An interesting fact is that olive trees are alternate bearing, which means that one year they may produce 650, 375ml bottles bottles worth of oil, while next year they may produce only 50, 375ml bottles. 6

BUY OLIVE OIL

OUR OLIVES

A delicate balance of flavor from the six olive varietals grown in our olive grove are blended to produce our Tuscan style Holman Ranch Olive Oil.

Frantoio Olive

A fruity olive oil with an even balance of pepper and bitterness is produced from this olive. This varietal is predominantly grown in the Tuscan region of Italy.

Leccino Olive

This medium sized, purplish-black, oval shaped olive produces a delicate oil with a mild, fruity flavor. Mainly cultivated in the Tuscan region of Italy, this olive can be found in many regions of the world because of its adaptability to different growing environments.

Mission Olive

A unique varietal to the United States, the Mission olive oil’s flavor varies depending on the time of year it is harvested. A November harvest yields an oil that is green in flavor and aroma while olives harvested in January produce a milder, smoother taste.

 

OUR OLIVES

Coratina Olive

Originally from Puglia in Southern Italy, the oil from this olive has a strong, peppery flavor with a hint of sweetness.

Pendolino Olives

This medium to small sized olive produces a mild, delicately flavored oil that is pleasing to the palate.

Picholine Olives

Originally grown in France this is a type of immature olive which is green in color. The oil produced tends to have a delicate, subtle flavor with a touch of saltiness.