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Shenandoah Riding Center

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Address: 200 N. Brodrecht Road, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: +1 815-777-9550
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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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A beautiful Friday morning ride

We came over our Minnesota MEA break. The riding area was in beautiful condition and the staff were very professional. They gave us some helpful pointers to improve our riding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Martha F
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Galesburg, Illinois
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Shenandoah trails were very scenic and the horses were great! We went on the intermediate trail ride, definitely not for beginners. Everything went well, but my husband (isn't as experienced a rider as I am) struggled a bit with the trotting and other aspects. Though they were VERY busy, staff was accommodating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We came over our Minnesota MEA break. The riding area was in beautiful condition and the staff were very professional. They gave us some helpful pointers to improve our riding experience. The horses were great and the trail was perfect for a fall ride. Martha in MN....

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Family of four, riding for the first time We had a great time at Shenandoah Riding Center. Our boys have never rode before and they felt comfortable and safe! We all had an enjoyable time as well. We all were fitted for helmets and were assigned horses to our size. There were young children on the trail younger than our... More 

Thank 2boysMa
Crest Hill, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We have a 2nd home in The Territories and my kids, both 9 years old, were big enough to go horseback riding, something I've enjoyed doing since I was a kid growing up on the farm. We went for a one hour trail ride and they loved it. So much so, that we did the same thing the next day... More 

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Hickory Hills, Illinois
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Beautiful equine facility, clean, well groomed horses, and attentive, friendly trail guide made for a most enjoyable trail ride through some lovely woods and fields in Galena. Would definitely go back!

Thank Sue D
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Set out with family that included a teenage boy and girl. None of us had ridden before. Had a great time. Staff was great, especially Rick, our guide. The one hour option was perfect for us and left us plenty of time for other activities.

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United States
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43 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

If you yearn for a more relaxed place to ride like someone who can actually handle a horse but doesn't own one, this is not your place. The scenery is beautiful but the ride was a bit of a bore. Everyone is treated like a dummy. The horses simply follow each other without your participation. The looped bridle may keep... More 

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Winneconne, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Well maintained facility with very professional guides. Beautiful trail ride with my grand kids and daughters!

Thank Tim7274
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My youngest granddaughter's first ride, at age 12. The Shenandoah team made it simple and easy for her. She's hooked, for life. A great family experience!

Thank Joseph K
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Overall we had a great time, it was a little confusing of where to go and when we got there the door was locked so we had to walk around to find someone to ask where we go but once we got past that it went very well. Our guide was wonderful and very friendly. Everything went well and we... More 

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