BOOK NOW. River Trail or Pony Ride? Or Both?

Trail Rides and Pony Rides can be booked for the same date and time.

Click the Book box below to view the daily calendar and reserve your ride,

or contact our office and we'll do it for you:

Ph 805.693.4600 / Text 805.705.5458 / E


Serene, Enchanting, Invigorating!


Go back in time to Old California on a quiet, unspoiled and rustic ride through nature. Perfect for families, couples and horse lovers of all ages. 


Riders depart our cozy stable nestled along the tranquil Santa Rita Hills canyon, cross the river, then head toward a bustling beaver dam, all the while encountering abundant wildlife (eagles, deer, beavers) flourishing in their natural surroundings. 


Rides offered daily year-around. No riding experience necessary. All horses and ponies are retired champion show, rodeo or race horses, so it’s fun for advanced riders, too. Rides are small group or private.  


Kids age 8 and over can join the trail ride if they have some previous riding experience. All kids 8-13 will get their own mount and be attached by lead line to their own guide. *


Kids age 2 to 12 love our one-hour Pony Encounter which is a safe and fun way to learn about horses, including a guided pony ride around our arena and along the trail. Unicorn available on request! Come early and let them loose in our unique Petting Zoo featuring exotic Irish sheep, goats and other fun critters (coming soon). 



Our low introductory rate is $89 for riders 14 and up, and $79 for kids age 2 -13. Private rides are $99 per person. All rides by appointment. Located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley just 2 miles west of US 101 in Buellton (address and directions provided upon booking).



Click Here for Gift Certificates for parties of two or more. Click Here to purchase our amazing Locals Special Card:10 Rides for $600 (a $290 savings). Or Call our office.


BOOK NOW! Click the button below to access our daily calendar and make your reservation. Or contact our office by phone 805.693.4600, text 805.705.5458 or email to secure your date or ask any questions.



  • We are safely open and social distancing is our practice.  

  • Groups up to five riders (Call office if you have 6 riders)

  • Children age 8 and up welcome on Trail Rides *

  • All riders must wear pants and closed-toed shoes 

  • Say Cheese! Guides will happily take photos for you with your phone or camera

  • All helmets and tack are sanitized before and after each ride. 

  • Open every day except major Holidays. 

  • Rides canceled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled   or refunded. 

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled ride time

  • Gift Certificates available.

  • Try Our Local Riders Special:10 rides for $600 (Saves $290)


More About Us

Santa Ynez Valley Horseback Rides was born out of a simple idea: Bring affordable, high-quality trail riding to beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Our horses are former champions in dressage, roping, racing, sport horse, reining, and more! Couples and families will love the addition to their wine country getaway.        We are horse people passionate about giving others an equine experience

they will never forget.

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Buellton, California

(805) 693-4600



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