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Horseback Riding in San Diego

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Enjoy a change of pace and see the Golden State in a new light with horseback riding tours in San Diego. Learn how to control your steed by reserving riding lessons at some of the finest ranches in California. Whether you’re an experienced rider or just getting started, unleash your inner cowboy or cowgirl for less with our great selection of deals and discounts on horseback riding lessons.


 

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San Diego Horse Riding Reviews

My daughter and I were very pleased with our ride, the guide and the trails. It was a pleasant experience.

Green Acres Ranch

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Love Jessica and her horseback riding lessons for my kids. They all really enjoy it and are learning a lot!

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Worth it! Friendly inviting environment to new riders. Horses aren't just trained to follow, trainers teach you how to communicate and steer with them.

Green Acres Ranch


 

San Diego Horse Riding Deals: Frequently Asked Questions

Horse riding is a unique way to see the best of California. If you've never hopped in the saddle before, you might have a few questions. Learn more about what to expect by checking out our FAQs below. For any other queries, check out the Groupon Manual.

How much are horse riding lessons in San Diego?

Horseback riding lessons in San Diego can cost between $50 and $75 per hour as part of a group session. Individual riding lessons may cost more at ranches across the region – however, these lessons might be more beneficial for first-timers, as you'll have more one-on-one time with a tutor.

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Horseback riding prices vary depending on how long the lessons last, whether it's an individual or group session, and based on the ranch you choose. It's worth the investment to feel the many benefits of horse riding, which include increasing your happiness.

Where is good to go horseback riding in San Diego, CA?

Horseback riding in San Diego county is a fine way to explore the beaches, bays, and parklands of the area. The possibilities of where you'll go and what you'll see are endless. Saddle up at ranches across the city and set off on a course of discovery around:

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  • Green Acres Ranch. The 50-acre ranch north of San Diego, in Temecula, has expert handlers who lead groups through the wine country's rolling foothills and sun-drenched valleys.
  • CJ Ranches. Head out to Pine Hills and along the local forest trails with horse rental in Ramona.
  • Best Services. Sign up for riding lessons, team-building exercises, and treks at this ranch east of downtown San Diego.

Can I go horseback riding on San Diego beach?

Many places offer guided tours for horseback riding on San Diego's beaches. Find a ranch or horse-riding center close to the beach and check you're allowed to ride along that stretch before setting off.

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Some trails will take you along public beaches – such as Imperial Beach and Solana Beach – while other guided riding tours let you gallop along private beaches. If you want to trot up into the water, check beforehand that this is OK.

There are plenty more San Diego sports and activities to do at the beach when you get there, too.

What are the best horseback riding tours San Diego has?

San Diego is home to many stunning trails and tours to follow on horseback – from beaches, to forest paths, and parks.

Some of the best parks to go horse riding in San Diego include:

  • Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve has track trails shaded by the trees for cooler trekking on warm days.
  • Sweetwater Summit Regional Park is popular with campers but you can still enjoy the miles of trails in one day.
  • Santa Margarita Preserve can be a more challenging ride with various water crossings to navigate.
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For a different type of tour, check out our other deals on San Diego sightseeing and tours.


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