Horseback Riding Vacations
Take a Ride Through the Heart of California
Explore Alisal Ranch from an unforgettable vantage point. Ride horses through canyons, shaded hillsides, past grazing cattle and babbling brooks.
Alisal Ranch’s horseback riding vacations start with our string of 100 horses. Wranglers will pair you with a horse suited to your skill level—everyone from first-time riders to advanced equestrians is welcome to ride. Once paired with a horse, you’ll take off on a ride through the rambling Santa Ynez Valley.
Embark on a 2-hour scenic trail ride. Amble out beneath giant oaks. Encounter deer, coyotes, quail, and more as the sun dips below the horizon. Or skip the ride altogether to learn how to rope, groom, and guide horses through an obstacle course.
Traveling with Kids?
Introduce them to the cowboy way of life on family-friendly trail rides, corral lessons, or lead arounds.
Booking your rides
Guest Services takes reservations in advance for all horseback riding activities. This ensures you won’t miss out on an adventure on horseback, as our rides do fill quickly. Contact Guest Services prior to arrival to book your ride.
Explore Alisal RANCH’s Horseback Rides & Programs
How to Enjoy Your Ride at Alisal
Enjoy your time Safely
Safety is our prime directive in guiding you and your family to an enjoyable and safe trail riding vacation. Sorry, riders must weigh less than 240 pounds. (Advanced riders must weigh under 210 lbs.) If you have members of your family that have never ridden before, please consider taking a few riding lessons during your stay.