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“Great place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kenner Ranch Riding, Discovery and Development Center

Kenner Ranch Riding, Discovery and Development Center
17550 Harrison Park Road, Julian, CA 92306
760-473-5681
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Ranked #1 of 9 Activities in Julian
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Ranch & Farm
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Winchester, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

So friendly and accomodating! We had a great time!

Visited April 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Wonderful Afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Spent the better part of the day with Kathleen Kenner on her horses and really had a wonderful time. We trailered the horses to an area about 20 min from her farm and then rode for hours in the woods out to beautiful meadows. Very relaxing and peaceful. Her horses are real horses that require skill and not just ones trained to follow the leader. Kathleen has great knowledge of the area and was a wonderful person to chat with along the way.

Visited October 2011
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Galt, CA
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Choose this stable!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2009

Perfect choice! This was a wonderful location to ride among oaks and pastures with cows and a windmill. The owner, Kathryn, let us be involved as much or as little as we wanted and we learned about horse behavior and tack, as well as how to really ride instead of mounting a preprogrammed horse. We learned a few new things even though I've owned a horse in the past and my new-to-riding husband had an equally pleasant experience. We asked to brush our horses after our ride and it was wonderful. The atmosphere was relaxed and realistic, and the property was lovely. It was so very close to town and we intend to do this again!

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Carlsbad, CA
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“Kenner Ranch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2007

Kathleen and family were the most welcoming people we have ever met. We spent 3 hours with the family enjoying their beautiful property and learning all about their family of horses. We had the best time riding and felt very safe with Kathleen. The trails were incredible and the horses were amazing. We would (and will) go back to the Kenner Ranch. The experience was very personal and we felt like we were accepted as part of the family. It is a wonderful place for people of any age to visit.

Kendra & Pablo

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“Perfect Introduction to Horses near Anza Borrego”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2005

We camped in the Anza Borrego desert during the wildflower season but wanted to include something more memorable for our kids and stumbled across the Integrity stables at Kenner Ranch - a true family operation.

This is one of the few places where younger kids can ride on trails and the experience exceeded our expectations. It is also the only place in the area that could easily handle a family of 6.

The Kenner family, Kathleen and Brian, takes a hands on role in making sure every thing works perfectly. While we were getting each horse ready to ride, the weather started coming in and they helped us get warmer. When the weather got bad they cut the ride short but were flexible and set a time the next day to pick up where we let off.

Despite the wildfires, The ranch is in good shape and the trail goes around the perimeter of the property, into the mountains then down through the valleys and meadows. We visited in March of 2005 so the ranch had received a lot of rain and the green was everywhere. In the higher parts, the trees were burned out. The only upside to the destruction was better views of the surrounding valley.

Kathleen was aided by her partner Penny and husband brian, three intelligent people who have a lot to share about horses, Julian, and the historical farm they manage. They were great!


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