Sunday 03/29/2015

Office Hours

Year-round Hours

Thur - Mon: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday: CLOSED

Offering horseback trail rides, riding lessons, and horse boarding just a short drive from Sacramento!

We are available for reservations year-round! If the office isn't open, give us a call and leave us a message and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!

Due to the popularity of our scenic trail rides and lessons, reservations should be made at least one day in advance of your anticipated ride date. We try to accommodate same day riders when we can, but most of the time we are booked well in advance.

Remember, reservations must be made at least one day in advance of your anticipated ride date! RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY PHONE OR IN PERSON. We do not do reservations by e-mail.

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Ride Prices

Trail Rides are now $43.00 per hour (Effective June 1 2014)
Service Description Cost per rider
1 Hour Trail Ride $ 43.00
2 Hour Trail Ride $ 80.00
Introduction to Horses
  • Learn how to groom and saddle (30-40 min)
  • Trail ride (60-70 min)
  • *Two person minimum*
$ 70.00
The Works
  • Learn how to groom and saddle (30 min)
  • "Orientation" lesson (30 min)
  • Trail ride (60 min)
  • *Two person minimum*

Shadow Glen Family Stables is pleased to offer scenic one-hour and two-hour western trail rides along the American River at Lake Natoma. All horseback rides are fully guided by wranglers knowledgeable of the area you'll be riding through. Some of the wildlife you may encounter include Mule Deer, North American Coyote, Black-Tail Jackrabbit, Western Gray and Douglas Squirrel, Turkey Vultures, and Red-tailed Hawk.

You will also see Nimbus Dam, evidence of the historic mining done from this portion of the American River, native plants, trees, wildlife and waterfowl. The scenery in our area is beautiful and varied. Some portions are in full sun and others are more treed and shaded. This is not a flat ride through a pasture; you will get to go up and down hills and through the trees.

Reservations are required. We strongly recommend making reservations at least 24 hours in advance. Reservations must be made by phone or in person. We do not accept reservations by e-mail. We rarely have same-day rides available, but it does happen from time to time. Please call us to inquire about scheduling your ride.

Rides may be canceled (or rescheduled) due to high temperatures, heavy rain and/or heavy wind – riders will be notified the morning of the ride if it is going to be canceled. Riders are not financially responsible for the ride in the event the ride is canceled by Shadow Glen Family Stables.

Ride Schedule

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:30 am
  • 12:00 noon
  • 1:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm

Expectations For Riders

  • Children must be at least 8 years old to ride – no exceptions.
  • Riders 15 years of age or younger MUST be accompanied by an adult participant. If no adult is available to go, please look into our Private Lessons option.
  • Riders must weigh under 230 pounds – no exceptions.
  • Riders must wear closed toed shoes that either lace up or are boots (no crocs, clogs, slip on shoes, or UGG “boots” - sorry, UGGs are slippers, not boots)
  • Riders must wear long pants.
  • ALL riders under the age of 18 must wear a helmet. (Provided - no cost)
  • ALL riders are encouraged to wear a helmet. (Provided - no cost)
  • We do require reservations for rides so please call ahead.
  • For the safety of our horses, ALL rides are canceled when the temperature reaches 100°.

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