Shenandoah Riding Center

in The Galena Territory

Trail rides, pony parties, riding lessons, wagon rides, lead lines and more ALL IN THE GALENA TERRITORY. Only 3 miles from Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa and 10 miles from Galena, Illinois.

The Shenandoah Riding Center is a first-rate equine facility with a top caliber staff. Our location in The Galena Territory makes it unrivaled for scenic trails and tranquil beauty. From seasoned equestrians to beginning horse enthusiasts of all ages, we have something to offer for everyone!

Trail Rides
Our trail rides are excellent for beginner and experienced riders alike and a perfect environment to enjoy horseback riding. We provide you and your family with well trained horses to suit all skill levels. We have handpicked our horses for their calm temperament, athletic ability, and willingness to please. If you love horses and if you love nature, you will love this rare opportunity. Miles and miles of picturesque trails traverse the stunning landscape of The Galena Territory through meadows and woodlands abundant with wildlife.

Trail riders must be 8 years of age or older and weigh 65-225 pounds. For your protection, we provide friendly and helpful trail guides on all rides, and we do not permit double riding. We recommend all horseback riders wear long pants and heeled closed-toe shoes. Helmets are available free of charge.

We provide you and your family with well-trained horses which suit all skill levels. We have handpicked our horses for their calm temperament, athletic ability, and willingness to please. If you love horses and if you love nature, you will love this rare opportunity. Forty miles of picturesque trails traverse the stunning landscape of The Galena Territory through meadows and woodlands abundant with wildlife.

Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about rescheduling. No-shows will be charged the full price.

Please note:
 Please make paid-in-full reservations to ensure availability. We ask that one person check-in and out your entire party. We are staggering start times to reduce/eliminate lines, groups, and crowds. Staff cleans equipment after each use.
 
All users of Shenandoah Riding Center and Territory trails must sign a waiver, agree to terms of the Trail and Arena Use Membership Handbook, and provide Coggins. Arena use may be restricted when in use for an SRC event or clinic. No exclusive use of the arena is permitted.

Cowboy Coffee

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Cowboy Coffee at Shenandoah Riding Center

More than a trail ride

Sundays in October at 9 a.m. & 9:45 a.m.
$115
 Must be 16 years or older

Experience an hour-long ride under a colorful forest canopy to a warm campfire. Enjoy coffee, cider, or hot chocolate and a locally made Dittmar Farms & Orchard apple cider donut (other flavors too). This is an experience and a lifelong memory.

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Coggins & Cans*

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November 6, 2021
Food Pantry Ride: Hit the trails to help support local families in need this holiday season. Bring non-perishable food items and receive a FREE DAY TRAIL PASS! Come explore 20+ miles of Galena Territory trails on your own horse! Simply drop off copies of your horse’s Coggins and your food donation when you check in to receive your day pass. Trailers can be parked at Shenandoah. All donations will be gifted to surrounding food banks. Two-hour ride from 10 a.m. to noon, then use the trails for the rest of the day on your own. Check-in at the Riding Center office. TEXT 815-777-9550 OR EMAIL info@shenandoahridingcenter.com with questions.

* Coggins are required for all horses. Food donations are not limited to cans; any non-perishable food will be accepted. Please no expired items. Donations should value at least $20.

Year round SRC experiences

DISCOVERY TRAIL RIDES

Our guided trail rides are a wonderful way to explore and enjoy a part of The Galena Territory. Our trail rides are excellent for beginner and experienced riders alike and a perfect environment to enjoy horseback riding.

We provide you and your family with well trained horses which suit all skill levels. We have handpicked our horses for their calm temperament, athletic ability, and willingness to please. Forty miles of picturesque trails traverse the stunning landscape of The Galena Territory through meadows and woodlands abundant with wildlife.

60 minutes (about 45 minutes on the trail; 15 minutes sizing your saddle/helmet, plus a safety talk) RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

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Shenandoah Orb Soccer

Looking for something fun to do inside? "Like playing soccer in a hamster ball."

Must be at least 13 years old to play this abbreviated soccer game with teams of 5 players. It’s safe. Orb balls have internal handles and air chambers. Play in any weather - Bubble Soccer is played at the indoor arena! RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

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RIDING LESSONS

The Shenandoah Riding Center offers private riding lessons, for ages 5 to adult. Lessons include instruction in grooming, saddling, horse care, and riding according to each student’s skill level.

All students, whether beginning or advanced, are encouraged to develop their personal horsemanship skills. If our student has never touched a horse, but is horse crazy, we can help them gain the confidence and skill-set required to safely handle them. If experienced, we have well-schooled horses and ponies to meet the challenge of continued riding and horsemanship growth. If you haven't ridden in years, we can help you regain your confidence, skill-set and fitness.

Beginner and Intermediate. Private 30 minute lesson. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

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LEAD LINES

Our 15-minute lead line rides give beginners and children the thrill of riding! Children and people of all ages ride full-sized horses while being led by one of our professional staff. Photo and video opportunities abound! Truly an event to remember. Pssst…. UNICORN available on request! :) RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

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WAGON RIDES

Pulled by a big tractor, our wagon comfortably gives passengers a great view of the surrounding area. Take in the sights and sounds of The Galena Territory from this unique and exciting perspective.

One of our professional wrangler/guides rides along to answer questions and provide interesting information along the way. Fun for the whole family... $5 per person. Ask about our group Bonfire Wagon Rides. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

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 Meet Bert & Ernie from our mini brigade!

Stop by the riding center to meet Bert and Ernie. They will come to the fence ready for a scratch and cuddle.

Ernie has a fun personality and can be very talkative. Bert is a bit quieter and bashful.

Our much loved Bert & Ernie now have their own line of clothing! Only in the Shenandoah gift shop.

 
 

Trail & Arena Passes
(Non-property owner, non-boarder)

Daily Passes: (Monday - Thursday) $15,  (Friday - Sunday) $25
Annual Passes: Individual $150, Family $250

Boarding

Please call to arrange boarding for your horse(s)

Stall Board
10 X 12 Matted Box Stall with Shavings
Stalls Cleaned 7 Days per Week
Daily Turnout by Request Once Per Day
Custom Feeding
Fresh Water Twice Daily
Alfalfa/Grass Hay
Trails/Arenas
Wash Racks
 
$650 per month
Pasture Board
Frost-Free Automatic Waterers
Daily Group Feeding
Alfalfa/Grass Hay
 
$270 per month
Boarding Options
Overnight Boarding: $35/night
(or $185 for 7 consecutive days)

Grooming/Blanketing: $40/hour,
(billed in 15-minute increments)

Haltering/Handling: $10/time
24-Hour Lighting: $25/month
24-Hour Fan: $25/month

Find Us

Shenandoah Riding Center

Open DAILY

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
200 N Brodrecht Road
Galena, IL 61036
info@shenandoahridingcenter.com
815-777-9550

      
 
All users of Shenandoah Riding Center and Territory trails must sign a waiver, agree to terms of the Trail and Arena Use Membership Handbook, and provide Coggins. Arena use may be restricted when in use for an SRC event or clinic. No exclusive use of the arena is permitted.

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