Shenandoah Riding Center

in The Galena Territory

Trail rides, 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 65-250 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.

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.

Kids Corral

KIDS CORRAL CAMPS
Aug. 10-11, ages 8-12 years: Each riders will be assigned a horse for their time at the Kid's Corral. They will have hours of hands-on horse time grooming, riding lessons (grouped by skill level), horsemanship training, and trail riding. They will experience the horse care aspect of riding; cleaning stalls and tack, feeding, and watering the horses. Young Riders will have their lunch on the trail on the second day. The Kid's Corral will conclude with a riding "show" for families to watch. Upon completion, children will go home with a lifetime of memories, a Grab Life by the Reins t-shirt, an Achievement report, and a certificate of completion. Please bring a water bottle and a packed lunch. A snack will be provided (apple, carrots, granola bar (no peanuts).

Aug. 15-16, ages 5-7 years: Riders get hands-on with the horses! Through games, activities, and a lot of hands-on horses time, children will learn to groom, halter, lead, and tie up horses. Each day they will also be given a group riding lesson. Day two will conclude with a pony parade by the mini riders for family to watch. Children will go home with a lifetime of memories, a Grab Life by the Reins t-shirt, an achievement report, and a certificate of completion. Please bring a water bottle. Snacks (apples, carrots, and granola bars) will be provided (no peanuts).

Dusty Derby Time Trials

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Dusty Derby Time Trials, September 10 at 2 p.m.
Come watch or compete for just $20 in Shenandoah’s First Dusty Derby Time Trials. Compete against the clock in a course through the 100 acres of Shenandoah with staggered starts.

A constant stream of excitement!

Call 815-777-9550 or email Shenandoah Riding Center Coordinator Kristin Cisek for information or CLICK HERE to register.


 

Silver Saddles

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September 16 - Silver Saddles for 55+
Silver Saddles is a relaxing one-hour bonding experience between horses and horse lovers 55+. Seniors are invited to brush, groom, feed, and lead horses around the riding center property! Only $25 per person.

Fun Show

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September 24 - Fall Fun Show
Competition is a key element of horse shows such as leading, jumping, barrel racing and costume contests. Riders compete against each other to see who has the best skills in various equestrian events. These events provide the perfect opportunity to see the work put in during training come together. Spectators welcome!

Coggins & Cans*

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November 5, 2022
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. Email [email protected] with questions.

* Coggins are required for all horses. Donations should value at least $20.

Veteran Giveaway

NOVEMBER 11 - ENTER THE VETERAN'S TRAIL RIDE GIVEAWAY
Nominate a VETERAN to win a complimentary trail ride: Four vets will be chosen for a complimentary trail ride. Each veteran and their guest can choose a date to take a relaxing Trail Ride to show our appreciation for their service. Email the name of your nominee, a brief biography and why they would enjoy a trail ride to [email protected] All nominations must be received by Nov. 5, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

Country Christmas

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Saturday, Dec. 17
Celebrate Christmas at the indoor arena on Dec.17, 10 a.m.-noon. Join in the fun! $5 per child (Adults FREE)

•Gifts from Santa (children under 12, while supplies last)
•Create a Christmas craft
•Wagon Rides
•No reservations required

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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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. 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. Ask about our group Bonfire Wagon Rides. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

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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: $50/night
(or $275 for 7 consecutive days)

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

Haltering/Handling: $10/time

Find Us

Shenandoah Riding Center

Open DAILY

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
200 N Brodrecht Road
Galena, IL 61036
[email protected]
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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