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Trail Rides

Service Description Cost Per Rider


1 Hour Trail Ride: $ 55.00 (per person)

2 Hour Trail Ride: $ 95.00 (per person) *Two person minimum*

Introduction to Horses

  • Learn how to groom and saddle (30-40 min)

  • Trail ride (60-70 min)

  • *Two person minimum*

$ 90.00 (per person)

The Works

  • Learn how to groom and saddle (30 min)

  • "Orientation" lesson (30 min)

  • Trail ride (60 min)

  • $110.00 (per person)




Shadow Glen Riding 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 certified 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 Riding Stables.


Ride Schedule

  • 8:30 am

  • 9:00 am

  • 10:30 am

  • 12:00 noon

  • 1:30 pm

  • 3:00 pm


Expectations For Riders

  • Children must be at least 7 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 300 pounds. If over, please call for special arrangements.

  • Riders must wear closed toed shoes that either lace up or are boots (no crocs, clogs, slip on shoes, or UGGs).

  • 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)

  • If the rider has special needs, please disclose at the time of booking. We don't want to disappoint anyone.

Group Event Pricing 

Please contact our event manager. We can accommodate tour groups, corporate events, birthdays, scout troops,  school field trips, and other groups.

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