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Garrod Farms Riding Stables

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Garrod Farms Riding Stables

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22647 Garrod Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070
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Enjoy Wine Where the Grapes are Grown!
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Enjoy Wine Where the Grapes are Grown!

Visit an historic Santa Cruz Mountains vineyards and winery only 25 minutes from San Jose or Palo Alto. You'll order your meal in advance on our website, sit on our shaded patio with mountain and valley views, and enjoy estate wines from certified organic and sustainable vineyards.
$15.39 per adult
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atwellsue8 wrote a review Feb 2019
Saratoga, California52 contributions26 helpful votes
This is a unique casual place to visit. Even if you do not want to ride a horse, you can visit those in the stables, watch people learn to ride under their huge open air dome, and if you luck out, you can watch gymkahna (gymnastics on horseback) competitions. The winery there offers tastings of high end wines made on the premises and a very interesting collection of photos of the founders of the winery who was a test pilot! Very friendly. If you want to ride, you need reservations in advance. No food for sale on the premises.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Anne-Marie C wrote a review Jan 2019
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom60 contributions18 helpful votes
I visited Garrod Farm stables in early Jan and I had a trail ride to myself with one member of staff leading and one behind. It was absolutely beautiful to see the vineyards and the views on the trail yes but unfortunately we were back after 45 mins (I paid for the hour ride) I asked the lady on reception this and she said that the same trail is done each time, sometimes it takes less time than an hour. I was very disappointed in this, particularly considering the price of the ride. I don’t think it’s fair to cut the ride short for those who can ride quicker.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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CasaDoor wrote a review Jun 2018
The Hammocks, Florida17 contributions6 helpful votes
We enjoyed an hour trail ride on a lovely Sunday morning. Our trail guides Katherine and Reed were very helpful and quite pleasant. The staff took extra care personally assuring each rider was comfortable during the ride.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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chaos888 wrote a review May 2017
San Francisco, California31 contributions8 helpful votes
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The guided trail ride takes you through Fremont Older Open Space Preserve which is very nice with scenic views of the Bay. The staff were very friendly and the horses seem well taken care of. Previously, I've been going to Sea Horse Ranch in Half Moon Bay. There, you have the advantage of riding on the beach with gorgeous ocean views but they don't allow you to take a camera or take pictures. Their horses weren't groomed and seemed ragged. I'm sure they were okay but it gave the impression that they weren't as well taken care of.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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Lucia K wrote a review May 2017
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I love everything about Garrod Farms. Their lessons are amazing, their horses are absolute angels even if they do happen to misbehave every once in a while. The horses are prohibited from working more than four hours a day. When they are sick or injured, they are given the proper care necessary and don't have to work. They get fed at least twice a day and you can tell that they are well fed. The people working there love it and love the horses. Although owning forty plus horses means that you can't have top of the line equipment that is custom made for that horse, the staff make sure that the horses have tack that fits them the best out of everything they have. The trails are beautiful and the views are breathtaking. I whole-heartedly recommend taking a trip to Garrod Farms whenever you have time.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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