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Bridle Trails & Tennis Courts
 
 
 

Bridle Trails 
 
Rolling Hills has nearly 30 miles of recognized bridle trails in the community. The trails are maintained by the Rolling Hills Community Association and monitored by the Caballeros Club. The bridle trails are open to horses and pedestrians. Bicycles and motor vehicles are prohibited on trails.  Trail Map
 
All horseback riders and pedestrians must check in with gate attendants when entering the community.
 
Trail Badges: All non-resident pedestrians and horseback riders are required to have a RHCA trail badge to use the trails. Applications for a trail badge may be obtained at the Association office or downloaded (see below). Completed applications should be submitted with a passport sized photo (1 1/2" x 2"). If a non-resident pedestrian or equestrian does not have a trail badge, they will be refused entry. Trail badges must be renewed on an bi-annual basis. 
 
If you are aware of unsafe conditions on a trail please contact the RHCA office immediately at info@rhca.net or (310)544-6222.  If it is after business hours or a weekend, please notify a gate attendant.
 
Bridle Trail Rules of Conduct 
 
The hours of use and general rules of conduct for trail users are as follows:
  • Trails are to be used during daylight hours only and close at sunset. Requests for twilight or night time access to the bridle trails may be granted by special permission from the Board of Directors only. 
  • Use only established trails shown on the RHCA trail map. Veering off of established trails is trespassing onto private property. Trail maps are available at the RHCA office at 1 Portuguese Bend Road. Trail Map
  • Smoking is prohibited at all times.
  • No littering. 
  • No bicycles or motor vehicles are permitted on bridle trails. 
  • Riders and pedestrians entering at Crest Road West, Eastfield Gate or Main Gate must check in with gate personnel to give their name and show their trail badge upon entry. 
Riding Rings
 
There are two riding rings in the community, the Caballeros Ring and Hix Ring. Use of these riding rings are restricted to Rolling Hills residents and their guests only. Unauthorized use of riding rings may result in revocation of  RHCA trail badge.
 
Caballeros Ring at Hesse's Gap: Caballeros Ring is the riding ring at Hesse's Gap near the intersection of Poppy Trail and Portuguese Bend Road. In October 1975, the riding facilities at the gap were dedicated as the Fred Hesse Equestrian Facilities, but they are also commonly referred to as Caballeros Ring. Hesse's Gap also features hitching posts and a picnic area. 
 
Clif Hix Ring: The Clif Hix ring is located on the side of the city, off John's Canyon trail near the North end of Buggy Whip Drive. The ring is named after Clif Hix, a long-time resident of Rolling Hills.
 
Tennis Courts
 
Residents of Rolling Hills and their guests have the use of three community tennis courts, located just west of the Main Gate. Courts are open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
 
Court #1 is the single court and has no lights. Courts #2 & #3 are adjacent to one another and have coin-operated lights (quarters only).  Court #2 is closest to Portuguese Bend Road.
 
Courts #1 and #3 may be reserved for 90-minute time blocks for a period of up to eight weeks by calling the RHCA Office. Players must check in at the Main Gate prior to playing.
 
Court #2 is available on a walk-on basis only. Persons may play on court #2 for a maximum of 45 minutes when others are waiting to use the court. If residents play longer than 45 minutes (when no others are waiting) the court must be released if another group wants to play.
 
All of the tennis courts are closed on Fridays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for cleaning. 
 
    
 
Reservations / Court Scheduling 
 
Reservations are made for pre-set 90 minute periods. Starting times are 7:00AM, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30, 1:00PM, 2:30, 4:00, 5:30, 7:00, and 8:30PM.
A prime time reservation can be made by calling the Association Office during business hours at (310) 544-6222. A household may have only one prime time reservation at a time.  
 
Prime Time Scheduling:  Prime Time is defined as weekday evenings from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM on weekends and National Holidays. Prime time reservations can only be reserved for the current week (Monday - Sunday).
 
Non-Prime Time Scheduling: Non-Prime Time reservations (Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM) can be made for a single 90-minute period for one day by calling the RHCA office no earlier than the Monday of that week or a standing reservation for the same day and time for up to 8 weeks. Weekday mornings, 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM are non-prime time and may be reserved for one time or may be reserved for a standing reservation. 
 
Standing Reservations:  To make a standing reservation, call the RHCA office (310) 544-6222) on the first Friday of every even month (i.e. February, April, June, etc.).
 
Reservations will be released if the resident has not checked in 15 minutes after the start time. 
 
Each family may have up to two reservations per week; one Single Day reservation and one Standing Reservation. A family may also make a second Prime Time reservation on weekends if courts are still available after 1:00PM Friday by calling the main gate at (310) 377-4318. 
 
Cancelations 
 
If possible, please cancel your reservation at least 24 hours ahead of time, but same day cancelations are better than none. Cancelations should be made with the Association Office during normal business hours or with the Main Gate when the office is closed.
 
 
Visitors
 
People who do not live in or own property in Rolling Hills are considered to be visitors regardless of their family relationship. A resident may invite up to three visitors to join them on their court for regular play if that resident stays at the court the entire time. Arriving visitors must sign in at the Main Gate. If the host resident has not arrived, the visitors must wait at the bench next to the Main Gate. Visitors may play as long as the resident remains on the court.