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Shenandoah Riding Center

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Awesome horseback riding experience

I took my nieces on their first ever horseback riding experience. The trails ride was about an hour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Trail Ride

My sister, 2 cousins, and I all went on the 1.5 hour trail ride with Mary. She was super nice and... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2018
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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...more
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200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL 61036-8726
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at the riding center were very courteous however my son became so afraid of horses once he was placed onto one that he refused to ride. He kept screaming no no no so I didn’t want to force him to ride. The one...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kaykay357
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my nieces on their first ever horseback riding experience. The trails ride was about an hour for the beginner trail (far longer than any trail ride I had been on as a kid). The horses were very calm and the staff was very...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Idnar667
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Went on a guided beginner trail ride 3 adults and 4 children. Check in went great and the scenery was beautiful horses were perfect! Unfortunately the whole experience was negative because our guide was so unbelievably cranky!!! She began scolding & reprimanding people before we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

We’ve had a home in the Galena Territory for 12 years and have enjoyed many rides at Shenendoah over the years. Stable ownership changed recently, and we were surprised by how poor our first experience (in late December) with the new owner was. The guide...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rhondajenn
Corey M, Owner at Shenandoah Riding Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Hi Rhonda, We are very sorry to hear that you didn't receive the ride you were hoping for. The stable has not changed ownership and the guides that were working all of December have all been there for years. I'm not sure who they would...More

Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

My sister, 2 cousins, and I all went on the 1.5 hour trail ride with Mary. She was super nice and the horses were amazing! We were able to trot for about 1/3 of the trail ride which was also really fun.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ambowen720
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

The staff was knowledgeable and helpful. There were 7 in our group, and we got underway with good safety guidelines but with no wasted time. The scenery was gorgeous. The terrain was manageable with the experienced horses, but it also was interesting and varied- not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank meetatjoes
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

This was a great family outing....most of us were first time riders, the beginner trail ride was perfect. The staff were great and let us look around the barn and see all the horses before and asked a ton of questions. The on and off...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MommaGodzilla
Reviewed August 18, 2018

My 12 year old daughter and I went on the beginner trail ride. She rode Walt and I rode Luke. It was the perfect length...I felt like we "got our money's worth", we saw a lot of different scenery and got to do some different...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jackobanzi
Reviewed August 14, 2018

This was my second visit to the riding center. They pair you with a horse and guide and you'll have fun no matter your skill level. The scenery is beautiful and on my next visit to Galena will go again.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cherylbN5991GA
Reviewed August 10, 2018

This place is most impressive with the horses being in the healthiest I have see. The country side was gorgeous with wildflowers blooming everywhere. Not a fast ride just comfortable for us and the guide was great. They have faster paced rides but for us...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Deena B
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October 8, 2018|
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Response from jsjens | Reviewed this property |
it was an hour and a half and it was 75.00 Went on the intermediate ride
John M
January 5, 2018|
Response from stephaniek600 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are! And sleigh/carriage rides!
April 12, 2017|
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Response from Corey M | Property representative |
Hello, we are open Saturday but not Sunday. I would reserve soon as we are starting to fill up.