Shenandoah Riding Center

Open Daily
Trail rides and more ALL IN THE GALENA TERRITORY. Only three 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!

Saddle up at Shenandoah 

Country Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 18
Celebrate Christmas at the indoor arena on Dec.18, 10 a.m.-noon. Join in the fun! $5 per child (Adults FREE)

•Gifts from Santa (children under 12, while supplies last)
•Pet the mini-brigade (Dolly, Reba, Bert, & Ernie)
•Create a Christmas craft
•Wagon Rides
•Hot drinks from Galena Roasters available for purchase
•Belden Boys Books available for purchase
•No reservations required

Holiday Market

December 4, 2021

Join us 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Social Hall at the Owners’ Club to welcome the holiday season. 

Decorations, gift items, art, baked goods and much more.

The Territory Holiday Market is an event sponsored by the Greenspace Advisory Group of The Galena Territory Association, Inc. This volunteer group helps oversee the preservation and maintenance of the GTA's 1,900 acres of common grounds, trails and natural areas located in The Galena Territory.

Territory Farmers Market

Join us at the Territory Farmers Markets on select Sundays from May to October.
EVERY SUNDAY, May 29 through Oct. 9, 2022,  8 a.m. until noon
Fresh produce, flowers, plants, and much more. Sundays, 8 a.m. until noon in the Owners' Club Parking Lot. Find fresh produce and much more.

Join additional arts & crafts vendors on Oct. 2, 2022 for the annual Outside Holiday Market in the parking lot during Farmers Market to get you into the gift-giving spirit.

The Territory Farmers Market is 8 a.m. until noon in the parking lot of The Galena Territory Association (GTA) Owners' Club, 2000 Territory Drive in The Galena Territory, Galena, Illinois 61036. The Territory Farmers Market is an event sponsored by the Greenspace Advisory Group of The Galena Territory Association, Inc. This volunteer group helps oversee the preservation and maintenance of the GTA's 1,900 acres of common grounds, trails, and natural areas located in The Galena Territory.

Belden School

First and Third Saturdays from June until October
Visit Belden School, 52 Heatherdowns Lane in The Galena Territory, on first and third Saturdays June through October from 10 a.m. until noon. Volunteer docents provide FREE tours. Contact Belden School Preservation Chair Linda Niessner at [email protected] to schedule a private visit or group tour.

Belden School was built in 1859. The school was named after Thomas Belden, an early settler and a school trustee. The stone structure is located on a thickly wooded hillside flanked by a steep gully on the downhill side. There was no electricity, no running water, and no bathrooms until 1880 when two outhouses were built at a cost of $17 each.

One teacher instructed all the students.  All grades were taught at the same time. Often the teacher was not much older than the students. The last classes were held in 1943 when consolidation of small districts occurred. Find out more about the Little School That Taught Big Lessons

Recycling Day

Hazardous Household Waste,
Personal Document Shredding and
Electronics Recycling
October 8, 2022 from 9 a.m. until noon at Lake Galena Marina. Household hazardous waste consists of products usually labeled “caution” or “warning.” Watch your confidential materials shredded. Bring your electronics. (Fee for televisions and monitors.)

Call 815-777-2000 ext. 131 for more information.

Firemen's Pork Chop Dinner

October 8, 2022
The Galena Territory Fire Department hosts their annual Firemen's Pork Chop Dinner in the Owners' Club Social Hall from 5-8 p.m. $15 for Adults, $6 for Children, Take Out Available.

Dinner tickets and raffle tickets are available at the door!

Some of the proceeds from the event benefit the Richard Peterson EMT Endowment Fund which provides financial assistance to help cover the costs of training local Emergency Medical Services personnel.


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