Horseback Riding

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Rancho Oso Guest Ranch and Stables

Located 20 minutes from the Inn, Rancho Oso’s beautiful mountain landscape makes you feel like you’re horseback riding far from civilization. Embodying the spirit of the Old West, Rancho Oso is a spectacular resort blessed with California’s natural scenic beauty, access to Los Padres National Forest, equestrian facilities, and Western hospitality.

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Enjoy horseback riding through the coastal mountain back country, national forest trails and historic sites. The ranch offers trail rides, private rides, wagon rides, riding lessons, demonstrations, a petting zoo, calf roping, campfires, sing-a-longs, western-style BBQ, wine tasting events, pools and a spa for a refreshing natural vacation in the Santa Ynez Valley! Visit the Rancho Oso website for more information.

Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association

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The Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association is dedicated to breeding, showing, racing and riding the Arabian and Half-Arabian horse. The association hosts Regional and National Championship Competitive Trail rides and meetings for people who show, race, breed, and pleasure ride their Arabian horses.

Santa Ynez Valley is home to the most accomplished Arabians, nationally accomplished trainers and internationally acclaimed Arabian breeding farms in the world. There are more Arabians per square mile in the Santa Ynez Valley than anywhere in the United States. Get more information about horse shows and competitions at the Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association.