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Shenandoah Riding Center

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Address: 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL 61036-8726
Phone Number: +1 815-777-9550
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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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It was fantastic!

The guide was knowledgeable, outgoing, and had fantastic customer service! Thevtrail horses were tame & easy to ride. The scenery was gorgeous and we had a great time! Would... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lockport, Illinois
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Lockport, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guide was knowledgeable, outgoing, and had fantastic customer service! Thevtrail horses were tame & easy to ride. The scenery was gorgeous and we had a great time! Would recommend this to anyone!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We did the intermediate ride and it was fantastic!!! The scenery was beautiful and the horses are wonderful and well cared for. They are not your usual "trail horses" and will trot or run when prompted. We even were able to take them off the normal trail (it was very wet and slippery) and direct them to walk in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We visited the Galena area in October 2016. We took our two granddaughters for a wagon ride at Shenandoah Riding Center and found it to be a very nice experience. The "driver" was pleasant and conversed with us as well as politely remained quiet as we enjoyed seeing the scenery. We highly recommend making this activity a part of your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We wanted to get some experience on horses because we plan to ride the mules in Grand Canyon next spring. Our guide, Jessie, took just my husband and I on two comfy horses. She gave advice on riding and being the boss of your horse. Jessie was very educated and trained and respected the way the newer owners are caring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

This was by far my favorite part of our honeymoon!!! It was so relaxing!!! Our tour guide was a sweet gal, very knowledgeable about horses and the area of Galena! What and amazing time!!! Totally recommend this!

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Marble Rock, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

The staff are so pleasant and really make you at ease. The horse's are in great shape and well cared for. This was the anniversary gift my wife really wanted and they came through perfectly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

My 12 year old daughter and her friend really enjoyed the trail ride. The horses were in great shape and the guides made the trail ride fun for the group.

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Had a great experience with my family riding there !! Staff was friendly and professional.. Would definitely recommend and go there again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

I have only ridden 3 times prior to visiting Shenandoah, but my husband who loves to ride thought I could do the 90 minute intermediate ride. I bit the bullet and said ok, and I'm SO happy that I did. This is a remarkable place. The horses are very healthy and not over used. I was told they only did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

The views were incredible. It was my 8 year olds first time on a horse and the guide was so pleasant and easy... The trails were perfect for kids. I wish we could do this once a week! We will be back!

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