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Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

1800 Rufugio Road, Goleta, CA 93117
805-968-1113
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Ranked #2 of 3 activities in Goleta
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Ranchs
Activities: Horseback riding
Owner description: Go horseback riding on some of the finest trails and horses in the Central Coast! We offer horseback year round, with rides ranging from 1 1/2 to 4... more » Owner description: Go horseback riding on some of the finest trails and horses in the Central Coast! We offer horseback year round, with rides ranging from 1 1/2 to 4 hours! « less
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I recently went horseback riding here and I must say it was great! I had a lot of fun and the views... The views were breath taking! Rick was the one showing us the way while horseback riding. He was very friendly and patient! He was all around helpful! The whole staff was very friendly and wanted to make sure... More

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Bracebridge, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Beautiful, scenic horseback ride even for inexperienced riders. Mick did a great job guiding us on the ride and the horses are well trained so they're easy for all beginners. We would highly recommend this 1.5 hour ride!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We booked a private horseback ride - 1 hour and a half - at Circle Bar B and we so enjoyed it. The trail was great and our guide Rick did a great job. Having done many rides, I highly recommend this place if you are in the area.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We reserved the 1.5 hour private ride for our family of four. I expected that we would take a different route from the group rides, but it was the exact same route, and there were a lot of riders on the trail that day so it wasn't really "private". Our guide was quiet; not much conversation or entertainment in that... More

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orange county, CA
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We went there for a horseback ride, and even though we were both experienced riders, we fully expected a typical trail ride. Well, we got what we expected -- horses that don't do anything but a very, very slow walk. Bu what we didn't expect was a guide who treated us all like we were kids, had zero personality, and... More

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Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Once again, David and Susie Couch did not let us down. As producers and performers of the shows at Circle Bar B, Susie did a bang up job as Bleinda/Flavia in Noises Off, this performance was top notch. My wife and I haven't laughed this hard in years. Unfortunately, this season has come to an end but the 2014 season... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This venue is off Refugio Road in Goleta. If you go for a night performance don't be afraid to have a 1 1/2 lane for your car once you get off the hwy. You eat under the stars on picnic tables with others so you just need to be friendly. There is a nice bar with some good wines to... More

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Lompoc, California
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We are local residents and buy season passes for the Circle Bar B Barbeque and Theatre. We've been going for a couple of years and had yet to be disappointed. The Bar B Q dinner consists of Santa Maria tri tip, chicken, salad, toasted bread, chile beans, mashed potatoes and gravy and the most delicious green beans you have ever... More

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Based on the following statement contained on the Circle Bar B Stables website's description of Private Rides, we selected this more expensive option only to find that this ride was basically all walking. "On private rides, the guide adjusts the pace to the riding ability and interests and preferences of the rider(s)." Well, the pace of an all walking ride... More

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Phoenix
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

My wife and I did the half day private horseback ride, $270 plus we tipped our guide. Wife is an experience horseback rider, this was my first time in a saddle. We both enjoyed it for the scenery and wonderful guide. Our guide, Randy, was straight out of Central Casting. A lifelong horse person, with experience as a professional jockey,... More

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