The rolling hills of the Santa Ynez Valley make for breathtaking scenery and perfect trails for horseback riding. Find the best horseback riding and horse ranches and experience California’s great outdoors during your vacation in the Santa Ynez Valley.


Rancho Oso Guest Ranch & Stables
3750 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Riding Reservations: 805-683-5110
Rancho Oso is located in the heart of the Los Padres National Forest and its hundreds of miles of riding trails. The beauty of the mountains and rich history of Rancho Oso combine to provide one of the most memorable riding and recreational experiences in Santa Barbara County.

Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch
1555 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang
Tel: 805-686-4002
Well-known for its thoroughbred and purebred horse ranches, the Valley is also the home of Quicksilver, a miniature horse ranch and breeding facility that welcomes visitors from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily for free tours.

Vino Vaqueros
2178 Mora Ave, Santa Ynez
Tel: 805-944-0493
Join us as we go horseback riding, enjoy wine tasting and tour the Santa Ynez Valley wine country. We cordially invite you to grab the reins, step in the saddle, and ride with us through the Fess Parker Vineyard. We offer you an authentic wine country experience because we know the land, train quality horses, appreciate fine wine, and enjoy gourmet food. Choose between five tours for your ultimate wine tasting experience: The Vineyard to Wine Tasting Tour, the Horseback Ride, Wine & Dine Tour, the Cowboy Breakfast Ride, the Romantic Sunset Ride and the Summerland Winery Ride.

Nojoqui Horse Ranch
Tel: 805-325-1941
Amber Giorgi (Owner/Trainer)

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