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
Estelle Vineyards
2178 Mora Ave. Santa Ynez
(805) 944-0493

Offering private and guided horseback rides with tastings after from the grapes of Estelle Vineyards. Food options available on weekends.

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

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