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Horseback Riding DAY TRIPS

The Alisal is a historic working cattle ranch and now you can experience the beauty and Wild West adventure of a guided horseback ride, even if you’re not staying at The Alisal. Whether you’re a beginner, or a seasoned equestrian, you can saddle-up and head out on a memorable group or private ride, led by experienced wranglers. With over 50 miles of trails and 10,000 acres of wide-open spaces, the possibilities are endless. You’ll ride through canyons and shaded hillsides, past grazing cattle and sparkling brooks. Breathtaking vistas will surround you, and you may even see eagles soaring overhead.



Off Property Rides available
MonDAY–ThursDAY 9:30AM or 1PM

Private Rides available upon Request. Friday 9:30 AM only

For those riders 21 years or older, add the Sip & Saddle experience to your horseback ride with a visit to our neighbors, Folded Hills Winery.

Pricing for Alisal Horseback Riding:

Group Trial Rides are $150 per person with a 20% tip added bringing it to $180 per person (novice rides ONLY)
Private Trail Rides are $200 per person with a 20% tip added bringing it to $240 per person (min of 2ppl)
Payment due at time of booking.  24-hour cancellation policy.

Children may ride – age 7 and older.



Or call (805) 686-7700

View Ranch Packages

Non-guest horseback riding is for the barn area only. Other areas of the Guest Ranch are for our registered guests. Should you wish to experience the Guest Ranch to its fullest, click here for rates and availability. Horseback riders must use Alisal horses only. No privately owned horses will be allowed on property. Not available during holidays and blackout periods.
Sip & Saddle experiences are for guests age 21 or older.

Service Charges

The Alisal's 20% service charge is intended to eliminate the need for our guests to tip individual employees, as well as cover the cost of a variety of amenities provided to our guests. These include two water canteens and a bottle of Alisal wine at check-in, daily newspapers, complimentary WiFi internet access, fitness center, complimentary shuttles to and from Solvang village center, nightly hors d'oeuvres in the Oak Room bar, complimentary bicycles, wine tasting with Alisal wine partners, scheduled and seasonal entertainment and a variety of children's activities including barnyard and Kid's arts and crafts room.