Shenandoah Riding Center

in The Galena Territory

Trail rides, pony parties, riding lessons and more ALL IN THE GALENA TERRITORY. Only 3 miles from Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa and 10 miles from Galena, Illinois.

The Shenandoah Riding Center is a first-rate equine facility with a top caliber staff. Our 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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Please note:
For the health and safety of our guests and staff, we have reduced group size to no more than 8 riders. Two guides will join groups of 8 to maintain separation. Please make paid in full reservations to ensure availability. We ask that one person check-in and out your entire party. We are staggering start times to reduce/eliminate lines, groups, and crowds. Staff cleans equipment after each use.

Trail Rides

Our trail rides are excellent for beginner and experienced riders alike and a perfect environment to enjoy horseback riding. We provide you and your family with well trained horses to suit all skill levels. We have handpicked our horses for their calm temperament, athletic ability, and willingness to please. If you love horses and if you love nature, you will love this rare opportunity. Miles and miles of picturesque trails traverse the stunning landscape of The Galena Territory through meadows and woodlands abundant with wildlife.
Trail riders must be 8 years of age or older and weigh 65-300 pounds. For your protection we provide friendly and helpful trail guides on all rides, and we do not permit double riding. We recommend all horseback riders wear long pants and heeled, closed toe shoes. Helmets are available free of charge.
Discover Trail Rides
60 minutes (about 45 minutes on the trail; 15 minutes sizing your saddle/helmet, plus a safety talk)... $50 per person
Arena Experiences
25 minutes... $25 per person
Lead Lines
Lead line rides give young children the thrill of riding! Lead lines are available daily from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Only $20 for a 15 minute ride, led by one of our professional staff. Reservations are required.
Riding Lessons
From 5-16 years old. Beginner and Intermediate. Private 30 minute lesson. Offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. $45 per person
Adult Riding Lessons
From 16 years old. Private 30 minute lesson. Offered Thursday afternoons (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) or by appointment. Teaching from the exclusive Rider’s Seat curriculum... $45 per person

Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about rescheduling. No-shows will be charged the full price.

Trail & Arena Passes

Trail/Arena Pass (Non-property owner, non-boarder)
Daily (Monday - Thursday) $15,     Daily (Friday - Sunday) $25,     Individual - Annual $150,     Family - Annual $250


Please call to arrange boarding for your horse(s)

Stall Board
10 X 12 Matted Box Stall with Shavings
Stalls Cleaned 7 Days per Week
Daily Turnout by Request Once Per Day
Custom Feeding
Fresh Water Twice Daily
Alfalfa/Grass Hay
Wash Racks
Trailer Parking (Electrical hook-up available for trailers. $20/night, all-inclusive.) Limited number available. Campfires prohibited.
$400 per month
Pasture Board
Frost-Free Automatic Waterers
Daily Group Feeding
Alfalfa/Grass Hay

$260 per month  

Boarding Options
Overnight Boarding: $35/night
(or $185 for 7 consecutive days)

Grooming/Blanketing: $40/hour,
(billed in 15-minute increments)

Haltering/Handling: $10/time
24-Hour Lighting: $25/month
24-Hour Fan: $25/month

More than a riding center

Knife sharpening
Shenandoah Riding Center now offers knife sharpening. Just $1.50 per inch of blade (minimum 4 inches). Simply wrap your knives in a bag and include a label with your name, address, phone number or email. Then, place them into the drop-off box next to the mailbox at the west entry. When ready, staff will contact you. Call 815-777-9550 for details.

Masks available at Shenandoah
The Shenandoah Riding Center has a new online store with comfortable, versatile masks that meet COVID-19 requirements for facial covering. Visit to select your favorite from a variety of prints and colors.

Plant it with Shenandoah Gold
Shenandoah Gold, compost is available! Cost is $7 for about 40 pounds or $30 for a skid loader scoop. Bring your own bucket/bin or borrow one. Call ahead at 815-777-9550

Find Us

Shenandoah Riding Center


9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
200 N Brodrecht Road
Galena, IL 61036
All users of Shenandoah Riding Center and Territory trails must sign a waiver, agree to terms of the Trail and Arena Use Membership Handbook, and provide Coggins. Arena use may be restricted when in use for an SRC event or clinic. No exclusive use of the arena is permitted.