Shenandoah Riding Center

Shenandoah Riding Center, Galena: Hours, Address, Shenandoah Riding Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Shenandoah Riding Center
4.5
Horseback Riding Tours
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8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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 ages, we have something to offer for everyone!
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2-3 hours
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Margaret M
2 contributions
Eight family members went on a trail ride during our stay at The Galena Territories, and everyone enjoyed it. Sign up was easily handled online and having the ability to download and complete waivers prior to check in made the process go more smoothly. We had time to walk through the stables and see some of the horses. The horses were well cared for, gentle and perfect for trail rides. The trail was lovely; the trail guides were informative and attentive (even retrieving our youngest granddaughter's scrunchy that fell); and all had a wonderful time. We've taken part in other trail rides, and this organization was very professional...clean stables and property, friendly staff and even-tempered horses. We all highly recommend Shenandoah Riding Center for even the most timid riders. You'll love it!
Written July 7, 2021
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Ann
4 contributions
Gave a private ride to my 11 year old granddaughter and her mom for her birthday. The SRC was very flexible in changing dates due to weather, and our ride couldn't have been better. The trails through the woods and wild flowers were just beautiful. Our guide was helpful and encouraging. And the horses were very cooperative!
Written June 22, 2021
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Cindy Talbert
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I was a little hesitant to book because my last trail riding experience in Hawaii was my worst ever. However this place had good reviews and we gave it a try. Oh my gosh am I glad I did! This was the experience of a life time. It was a snowy winter wonderland of 100 acres of magic! The horse were the most well mannered and responsive horses and were so enjoyable to ride. Our guide was knowledge and friendly and was very invested in our experience. It was not high season (January) and it was just the 2 of us and hour guide and the sound of hooves walking through brand new snow. I didn't even know anything like this experience ever existed in my future however it was one of the most magically of my lifetime. When we dismounted and started to walk away I burst into tears....... The good kind! I cannot thank you enough for creating one of most memorable experiences!!
Written January 9, 2021
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John
2 contributions
At 64, at a 2 hour beginner's horseback ride with my daughter 26, I booked on-line easily on their website. Tyler, a 3 year Army vet, around horses his entire life, fitted us up with horses.

Kylie, our guide, was a pleasant young lady with a great smile. She paired us with horses that matched up to our age and experience, and gave us basic clear lessons to direct our horses safely. The young children were issued helmets. We had a rear guide also.

The trail was beautiful and peaceful.

A perfect outdoor event. Highly recommended,,,
Written August 9, 2020
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Tammy P
4 contributions
Family
The staff is amazing and very helpful. They make you feel comfortable around the horses and with the horses, wether it’s your first time riding or if you are an experienced rider. The horses know the trail very well, which makes you feel more comfortable and more relaxed during the ride. The staff comes with during the ride to help navigate you and help you if in case you have any issues with your saddle or figuring out how to lead your horse. I highly recommend Shenandoah Riding center to a beginner rider or a experienced rider.
Written September 5, 2021
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withoutsound
6 contributions
Pricing was about expected for a trail ride. Booking and paying online was easy. Printed the waiver and brought it in. We arrived 15 min early as requested, but no one was in the office. Had to ask someone to get a worker, and someone finally came in 5 min after or scheduled time. A little annoying, but the rest of the trail ride was great, so water under the bridge.

Brandi and Bethany helped us on our horses (Pengo and Spartan) and gave us a quick run down of how to guide the horses. The horses were very easy to ride, each with their own amusing personalities. Our trail guide was friendly, answered any questions we had (we were the only riders), and pointed out a few of the other resident horses and little tid bits about them. Also gave us some space to really just enjoy the ride, which was perfect. The trail itself was a basic trail that traversed the Galena territory, went by some houses, up and down some gentle hills. We got back after an hour and they took some photos for us. All in all, it was a great ride and we wouldn't hesitate to come back in the future.
Written November 21, 2020
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DaveCheri
6 contributions
Friends
The horses were great. The employees were very nice. But we paid $75.00 each for a private one hour ride. We got on our horses one at a time at 9:00 a.m. As we walked by the various outdoor paddocks we stopped as our guide told us about the horses inside. The description of a private ride was being able to trot and possibly gallop. We did neither. We were all off our horses, one at a time, and walking away at 9:40 a.m. very disappointing experience. We recommend finding something else to do.
Written September 18, 2021
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Kerry J
1 contribution
This was my second experience at Shenandoah but it was not ideal. My 11-year-old son was nervous as it was his first time. After minimal instruction - he was put on a horse that had one eye removed 6 months ago. We were assured the horse was "slow" even after it reared up leaving the stall. 10 minutes into the ride, she was startled by birds and ran, causing my son to fall off. Our only guide seemed young and frazzled. My husband had to jump off his horse to check my son's hip while we waited for help to arrive. Nobody called to see if he was ok after we left!
Written July 18, 2022
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SDW33
2 contributions
Family
Despite having signs all over about Covid safe practices, not a single individual working at the facility practiced them. We arrived wearing masks and there was another family wearing them while we were there, but not a single individual working there wore one or observed distancing. I asked the woman leading my child’s horse if she could wear one as it would be impossible to lead my 2 year old at a distance and I was told with a high degree of annoyance that she didn’t have one. There was no instruction or checking to ensure our first time riders were safe or comfortable throughout the ride. During our stay in Galena we were very impressed with everyone’s willingness to keep others safe, but Shenandoah was a huge exception. I would not recommend anyone going here if they are trying to be safe themselves.
Written November 15, 2020
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Actually, we are very proud of how we have navigated this business through the unprecedented challenges of a global pandemic. We have followed all the guidelines and mandates for 15 months and kept everyone safe. Part of the problem here is that unless you run a business identical to ours, you wouldn’t know what the ever-changing guidelines are at any given time. Not all guidelines are the same for all businesses. Unlike many other businesses, we have had zero cases, zero closures, zero symptoms. Not one single case of COVID-19 reported by any staff member or customer, nor have any cases ever been contact traced back to SRC. In fact, SRC has proven to be perhaps the SAFEST business you chose to visit during the pandemic, despite your complaint. In the words of Dr Fauci himself: "The risk when you’re outdoors – which we have been saying all along – is extremely low." We hope you will reconsider your rating and either remove or change it. These have been incredibly trying times and no business deserves to be lambasted for doing their absolute best and successfully keeping everyone safe.
Written April 26, 2021
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Brock A
Muskego, WI1 contribution
The best part was the guides. They were amazing. My daughter is a little person and while she met the requirements, the ride was going to be tough for her. One of the guides jumped right in to essentially take her on a private ride. My daughter went out a little scared and came back like she was the queen of horse-riding and loved the experience. The guides for the rest of our family were terrific too. Everyone at the facility was great. The facility itself was the best I have experienced and I have been to numerous. The horses are well cared for and that was important to us.
Written August 11, 2020
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