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Shenandoah Riding Center

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Address: 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL 61036-8726
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+1 815-777-9550

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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Awesome ride!

Had a great intermediate ride with Jessie. She was fun and down-to-Earth which made for a great ride. The horses appear to be very well taken care of...I mean, c'mon...that... read more

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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great intermediate ride with Jessie. She was fun and down-to-Earth which made for a great ride. The horses appear to be very well taken care of...I mean, c'mon...that pasture is amazing! And staff seem to have a good handle on the various personality quirks of each horse to match them appropriately with the rider. The area and scenery... More 

Thank CarissaAnn
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I did a one hour lesson and then a 90 minute trail ride. Mary was wonderful. She taught us so many things about horses and riding. I hope to come back soon.

Thank sschoeneman
Iowa City, Iowa
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

My boyfriend and I booked an intermediate trail ride one very unseasonably warm day in February and it was amazing. Our guide, Cory, was very knowledgeable about the animals as well as the trails. I am an experienced rider and it was a ton of fun for both of us. The facility is clean and the animals appear happy and... More 

Thank Brynne S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

My daughter and I took the intermediate trail ride. We easily made reservations online and had no problem finding the impressive facility. Check in was easy and professional. I am only 5'1" and while I have the strength to mount a horse, getting my foot all the way up into the stirrup is a real challenge. It was great that... More 

Thank macinstlou
Clinton, United States
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

My boyfriend and I booked a tour for the heck of it. The views were very pretty, but it left me wanting more pretty views on a pretty horse. Our tour guide was a younger girl who didn't have much knowledge of the area, but was very sweet. The horses were all so pretty and they appear to take great... More 

Thank Allie H
Lockport, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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!

Thank dsrn74
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 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 

Thank Joanie M
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5 reviews
Reviewed 7 October 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 

Thank Diane R
Downers Grove, Illinois
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Reviewed 27 September 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 

Thank sunlovr2
1 review
Reviewed 25 September 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!

Thank Stores518

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