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Shenandoah Riding Center

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Great ride

My 12 year old daughter and I went on the beginner trail ride. She rode Walt and I rode Luke. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Skokie, Illinois
Fun for every level

This was my second visit to the riding center. They pair you with a horse and guide and you'll... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Cheryl B
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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
+1 815-777-9550
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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.

Thank Cheryl B
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

Thank Deena B
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We booked a beginner trail ride on a Monday morning. We had Abby as our guide. She checked us in and got us fitted with helmets. We were the only people on the ride that morning, so we were able to go out as soon...More

Thank Frank Z
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Family and extended family decided to do a trail ride while we were all in the Galena area. Location was clean and in good repair. Guide was helpful and ready with our group, which was especially nice since many of our riders were first timers...More

Thank Dr_Xaos
Reviewed July 29, 2018

My 18 year old daughter and I took a spontaneous trip to Galena last weekend. We did the obligatory shopping, but wanted to do something we had never done before. We booked a one hour beginners' horseback ride at Shenandoah (neither of us had ridden...More

Thank linda624
Reviewed July 27, 2018

I had not been on a horse since I was a child. I signed up for a beginners ride online and that was very easy. We showed up and I was immediately struck by how large and beautiful the stable were, tucked into a scenic...More

Thank mmthompson24
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I have taken trail rides in the past at a few other riding stables on various vacations. We thought facility was beautiful and we had a wonderful ride, guide was very outgoing and was willing to answer any questions we had. She...More

Thank Wiggly129
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We go to the rodeo every year for our annual family tradition. I was very disappointed that it rained horribly after about 30 min of the show. Which is uncontrollable I get. And I get the website says rain or shine no refunds. But we...More

1  Thank Jenny Y
Corey M, Owner at Shenandoah Riding Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Hi Jenny, No one is more sorry than us that it rained on Saturday night, we put a ton of work into making an awesome show that people want to come back to. However, we actually did finish the rodeo on Saturday night after about...More

Reviewed June 15, 2018

Great place to ride. Went on intermediate ride and it was just the guide and me. She took me through beautiful scenery. Was an amazing experience. The only thing that would have made it better is if we were able to canter, not just trot.

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John M
January 5, 2018|
Response from Stephanie K | 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.
Debbie O
April 4, 2017|
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Response from Diane R | Reviewed this property |
Additionally, you should make a reservation for whatever you choose. The Shenandoah is usually very busy.