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Address: 200 N. Brodrecht Road, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: +1 815-777-9550
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Description: The Shenandoah Riding Center is a first-rate equine facility with a top...
The Shenandoah Riding Center is a first-rate equine facility with a top caliber staff. Its 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! We are under new management effective January 1st, 2014 so please stop and see us and we will do our best to make your trip an awesome experience!
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Wonderful experience! We will be back again this summer. Would of like to trot a little more but overall everything we could of asked for! Thanks for a great time!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Dixon, Illinois
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Dixon, Illinois
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful experience! We will be back again this summer. Would of like to trot a little more but overall everything we could of asked for! Thanks for a great time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

So much fun! My husband and I decided to try a sleigh ride. We had a very nice experience. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Thank you!!

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Bonfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We went to Shenandoah for a sleigh ride. Everything about this ride was great. David and Alysa were terrific (David, what are you waiting for??) Highly recommend this facility.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We visited Shenandoah on a chilly but snowless day in December for a beginner trail ride. The friendly staff got us outfitted with helmets and horses, and even lent me a hat, because I had forgotten mine. Our guide, Mary, provided instructions in a friendly way that was very helpful, especially for my 10 year old daughter, who is a... More 

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Huntley, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I treated my granddaughters (ages 14 & 12) to a trail ride on a chilly fall afternoon. I called to make reservations before we went. They wore heavy jeans and bundled up with scarfs, hats and gloves. They fitted them with riding helmets and we walked outside for the girls to saddle up. The young woman who led them was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I go here every year. I can see the changes that the new management made and I love them. Mary was awesome. I went on two rides back to back. Winston was a dream to ride. She even let me canter!!! I will be back next year!!

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Woodstock, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My wife and I were looking for a way to celebrate her 50th birthday and wanted to do something she had never done. The Shenandoah Riding Center was a great choice for us. We were fortunate that we were the only two on the ride and it was a beautiful fall day. David, our guide was outstanding!! He and the... More 

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Pecatonica, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I've been on many trail rides around the United States and this was by far the worst. My adult daughter and her two sons and myself were with two other riders and the 'instructor'. About half way through the ride my daughters horse 'Otis' kept turning circles and biting at her feet. I could tell she was having a difficult... More 

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Corey M, Owner at Shenandoah Riding Center, responded to this review

Hi Debra, We are very sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience at the Shenandoah Riding Center. It is very unusual for Otis to have acted that way and we would never blame a horse's misbehavior on a customer but rather on the fact that they are in fact animals and like people sometimes have bad days or are unpredictable.... More 

Rockford, Illinois
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My DH and I really enjoyed our beginner's trail ride at Shenandoah! Everyone was very friendly from the lady in the office to the trail guides! The names of our horses were Cinnamon and Tonto and they were great during the ride. The area we rode through was beautiful with the fall colors all around us! I would definitely recommend... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This was my first time riding and I was looking forward to the experience very much. My friends and I signed up for the Beginner Trail Ride. Our group size was about 15. They loaded everyone up on a horse. Now being a beginner trail ride, you would think that they would give you instruction. Basically all they said was... More 

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