Chaparral Ranch
Chaparral Ranch
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Melissa G
Fremont, CA1 contribution
Aug 2020
I had a wonderful 2 hour trail ride a few days ago. Amazing views looking down and across the bay area. Horse was gentle and I enjoyed talking with my guide.

I highly recommend this facility and plan to schedule more rides in the future. Great activity while trying to social distance.
Written August 8, 2020
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mini
Fremont, CA175,387 contributions
Aug 2020
We had a nice horse ride in Levin Park area of Milpitas. Chapparal Ranch has great horese, awesome staff, and offers fun times for all. Children and adults can rid.
Written August 14, 2020
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a786374534
San Jose, CA61 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
The best place to ride and learn to ride better. We've been addicted to it for several years already - Shawn is pretty amazing and his style of teaching is definitely effective to us. We have graduated to more interesting horses (King is great!) and it continues to be fun.

And, their beach rides are of course pure magic.
Written May 13, 2014
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chewychevy
San Jose, Ca2 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
Rode a mustang named Lucky with Michelle

1st time riding so we went slow and easy.

Beautiful views, well behaved horse and nice chat with the instructor!
Written December 31, 2017
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Sai M
Mount Shasta, CA1 contribution
Jul 2017 • Couples
Ruth was awesome ! We opted for trail ride for an hour. This is our first horse riding experience. Initially we were bit scared to mount, but after couple of minutes everything is a cakewalk. Chitchatting with Ruth throughout the journey made the experience delightful.
Written August 3, 2017
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lrsilvers
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico1 contribution
Jun 2016 • Family
Took my older kids there to celebrate their first day of summer break. This was their first time on horses...only my daughter had been on one, one time..she was told by her guide that that didn't count. I agree, but just funny how it was said. My other 2, this was their first time. A lesson on how to control the horse was not given, until after they were up nervously on the horse. Nerve wrecking for a mom to watch, but they got through it. Since they knew this was their first time, a little lesson before getting up on the horse probably would have helped us all. While the kids really enjoyed the trail ride, the guide, Casey seemed easily irritated. My daughters horse seemed to have a mind of his own and didn't want to keep up with the rest of the bunch, so she just let him do his thing while trying to guide him in the right direction. Was she forceful, of course not, this was her first time on a horse...so the guide told my daughter that she was acting like a 5 year old so the horse is going to treat her like she is. That statement was really uncalled for. Overall, they enjoyed their experience, but my daughter clearly stated she would request a different guide if we were to come back.
Written June 14, 2016
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Curtis M
Melbourne, Florida, United States8 contributions
Mar 2016 • Solo
A bustling place. Seems a bit disorganized, but people are friendly and horses are well behaved. The ride was amazing on nice trails.
Written March 30, 2016
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Peregrine321
Mountain View, CA8 contributions
Apr 2014 • Friends
Chaparral Ranch is a beautiful, relaxed place to ride. The scenery is beautiful and the staff are friendly and welcoming. Their American Quarterhorses are well trained, happy horses--easy to ride. Shawn Mott, the owner, is a true California cowboy!
Written May 16, 2014
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Beatriz A
2 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
The trail ride was amazing. My daughter loved the whole experience. She loved her horse Sunny. It was a great experience for a 8yr old.
Written October 19, 2020
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Ven Y
San Jose, CA10 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We took the one hour ride for our daughter. It was her first time. Before the ride, they made sure she understood the basics and made sure she is comfortable. Her horse was the slowest one in the group, but they stopped where needed for her to catch up. The trail ride itself lasted about 40minutes (signed up for 1hour) because the horses were little faster. To make up the rest of the time, they extended the ride in their railed course. This was actually fun as the kids were left to control the horses themselves (with no lead horse).
Written July 24, 2018
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