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Shenandoah Riding Center

200 N. Brodrecht Road, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-777-9550
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Galena
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Woodstock, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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133 reviews 133 reviews
80 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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
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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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Champaign, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This was really fun. A great way to spend a morning. I had never ridden a horse before and their intermediate ride was no problem.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great expedient relaxing experience. Staff was awesome and deserved a tip. Horses a little hot in tired late in the day. I would recommend and go back. Felt safe. Trail was mice for a 45 minute ride. Go and have fun.

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Sinsinawa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

After many years not riding, we, an 88-year-old and 79-year-old, decided to try it again. From Corey's and Mary's orientations, to David and Rick's helping us to mount Oakley and Duke, and to David's guidance on the ride, we had a wonderful experience at Shenandoah Riding Center. The staff was so kind and thoughtful. We hope to return in the... More

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Plano, Illinois, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Although I myself am not a beginning rider, I often bring friends and family to Shenandoah Riding Center to ride. I am always more than comfortable with the horses we have ridden. The guides are knowledgeable and helpful. The scenery is beautiful and always changing. There are many trails to ride so even if you ride more than once it... More

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Palatine, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great beginner ride for mix of adults and kids. Most of us had never riden but our guides explained everything and ensured all went well on the ride through the trails. Our kids ranged from 12-19 and they all enjoyed the experience. Would highly recommend it!

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Wheeling, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Friendly people, beautiful horses, great trail. What more could you ask??? I had an absolute blast! Recommended for anyone.

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