Shenandoah Riding Center

in The Galena Territory

Trail rides, pony parties, riding lessons 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!
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Please note:
For the health and safety of our guests and staff, we have reduced group size to no more than 8 riders. Two guides will join groups of 8 to maintain separation. 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.

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 65-250 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.
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. 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.

60 minutes (about 45 minutes on the trail; 15 minutes sizing your saddle/helmet, plus a safety talk)... $50 per person
Arena Experiences
25 minutes... $25 per person
The "Rider's Seat"
Transform your riding ability and gain an independent position on the horse. Through an understanding of your core muscles and natural physiology you become capable of harmonizing and balancing with the horse's movement. Designed for anyone 16 years of age or older with some riding experience, these internationally acclaimed lessons will quickly help you find your optimal position on the horse. Use your own horse, or we will provide one. 30 minutes... $45 per person
Lead Lines
Lead line rides give young children the thrill of riding! Lead lines are available daily from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Only $20 for a 15 minute ride, led by one of our professional staff. Reservations are required.
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. Offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. $45 per person
Adult Riding Lessons
From 16 years old. Private 30 minute lesson. Offered Thursday afternoons (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) or by appointment. Teaching from the exclusive Rider’s Seat curriculum... $45 per person

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.

Trail & Arena Passes

Trail/Arena Pass (Non-property owner, non-boarder)
Daily (Monday - Thursday) $15,     Daily (Friday - Sunday) $25,     Individual - Annual $150,     Family - Annual $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
Trailer Parking (Electrical hook-up available for trailers. $20/night, all-inclusive.) Limited number available. Campfires prohibited.
$400 per month
Pasture Board
Frost-Free Automatic Waterers
Daily Group Feeding
Alfalfa/Grass Hay

$260 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

More than a riding center



Knife sharpening
Shenandoah Riding Center now offers knife sharpening. Just $1.50 per inch of blade (minimum 4 inches). Simply wrap your knives in a bag and include a label with your name, address, phone number or email. Then, place them into the drop-off box next to the mailbox at the west entry. When ready, staff will contact you. Call 815-777-9550 for details.


Masks available at Shenandoah
The Shenandoah Riding Center has a new online store with comfortable, versatile masks that meet COVID-19 requirements for facial covering. Visit srcgear.com to select your favorite from a variety of prints and colors.


Plant it with Shenandoah Gold
Shenandoah Gold, compost is available! Cost is $7 for about 40 pounds or $30 for a skid loader scoop. Bring your own bucket/bin or borrow one. Call ahead at 815-777-9550

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.