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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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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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Clip flop fun in Galena

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Hickory Hills, Illinois
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Hickory Hills, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

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!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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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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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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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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

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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!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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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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Jeddah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I'm not a big fan of horses, but my wife and kids are. They lived it and I loved the trail ride for an hour the scenery was amazing and relaxed. Kids liked their lessons and the trainers are very experienced and nice. If you like riding, this is the place to visit.

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Chicago, Illinois, Usa
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Friendly guides and calm horses for my 11-year-old daughter's ride on the 4th of July. We also attended the rodeo that night which was awesome. The fireworks at the end of the show were also awesome!!

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My wife and I went on a private 2 hour trail ride to celebrate our anniversary, and it was absolutely perfect! Weather and views were amazing, horses were beautiful and obedient, our guide Mary was enjoyable and knowledgeable as well. Facility is new and well designed, the little store area had some unique hand-made products. Made you feel incredibly welcome.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was one of the most pleasant horseback riding experiences we've had in quite some time. The surroundings were gorgeous, the woods were green and beautiful, the guide was extremely pleasant, the horses were well trained and responsive. No one tried to sell you anything and certainly did not feel like a tourist trap, very professional outfit. Overall it was... More 

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