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Shenandoah Riding Center

200 N. Brodrecht Road, Galena, IL 61036
815-777-9550
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Everyone at Shenandoah Riding Center is so helpful and wonderful. We booked a last minute trail ride for 6 adults and had a blast. There were two guides, Mary and Rick, and they were just awesome! Mary was very patient with the group and the lead the trail. She was always looking back to make sure all 6 of us... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Take a trail ride! The guides are very friendly and informative. We paid $150 for two riders and the trail was supposed to be an hour and 15 minutes. They took us out for 2 hours! The location is amazing as well with rolling hills, creeks, and a variety of plants. It is evident the horses are well cared for... More

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Leeds
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The teacher was really patient with our nervous daughter and helped to reassure and encourage her to take her first horse ride. They have recently changed their phone number - make sure you are calling the right number if you are getting no answer to your calls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I've ridden three times with this stable and loved everything (with one exception: I arrived stupid once, having worn loose, slip-on shoes) about it. It's huge, offering indoor facilities as well as a large, wood-fenced outdoor arena connected to the stables. The staff hustles; they're very knowledgeable, so if you're early and able to keep up, ask any/all questions. Obviously,... More

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Tinley Park, Illinois, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

My husband and I had a great riding experience at Shenandoah Riding Center last week - Mary was our guide and she was great !!! She gave us some riding instructions before the ride which were very helpful. We are beginner riders and the horses we rode were very gentle. We had a great time and would go back there... More

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Melrose Park, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We found it by accident and now we go back every year. they did such a great job for the novice rider.

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Huntley, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Very good ride and gentle horses, the staff was friendly and paired us with good horses. The scenery was very pretty.

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Monroe, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My friend and I went on a trail ride while staying in Galena, and I somewhat enjoyed it, but there were some downfalls. It was a little pricey, but I expected that because of the area. I wish the trail ride was a little longer, more scenic, and you could do more than simply follow the leader. Maybe next time... More

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Metamora, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We recently took the two hour intermediate ride. Great trails, beautiful scenery, and a very nice and knowledgable guide. Thank you for a great ride, Mary!

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Peoria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The scenery through the Galena Territory was gorgeous, but the ride felt a little rushed and was definitely not a true beginner level ride. Over half the ride was at a trot, but was advertised as a walking ride. With 2/3 of our group inexperienced, it was not an overly pleasant experience.

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LindleyLeahy, General Manager at Shenandoah Riding Center, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the lovely scenery. The Shenandoah Trail is a walk and a jog ride and is advertised as such on our website and brochures. We offer a great amount of instruction to our riders which empowers them and makes the ride more fun. We hope to have you out riding again. We do offer... More

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