Horseback Riding on Pismo Beach

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Horseback Riding on Pismo Beach

Riding along the coast on golden sand or splashing through surf at the  edge of sea on a horse is one of life’s great adventures and, luckily, the Pismo Beach area allows horseback riding on its glorious wide beaches. Trail rides and tours guide riders through the maze of sand dunes, past the bird-filled estuaries and butterfly groves or up into the hills and woodlands for birds-eye views. The 880-acre Pismo Preserve has steep ridgeline trails with stunning coastal views, suited best for more advanced equestrians with their own horses.

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Who will enjoy horseback riding?

Everyone from novice riders to expert equestrians can hop in the saddle and enjoy the splendor of horseback riding in Pismo Beach, as there are trails and tours to suit all levels of skill. Aspiring cowgirls and cowboys can meet authentic horse wranglers and ranchers on riding tours, and multi-generational families can create indelible memories while riding together in nature. Fun awaits for all ages and interests.

Important things to know about horseback riding

Pismo Beach allows horseback riding on its golden sand and through the incredible Oceano Dunes, so it’s an adventure not to be missed. Be sure to tell your horseback riding guide your level of experience as some trail rides require more advanced knowledge of horse handling. Helmets are often required for children.

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How do I book horseback riding?

Several outfitters will take you on horseback riding adventures whether you want to traverse the sand dunes and beaches of Oceano, explore the Central Coast valleys or trot through the vineyards of Paso Robles.

Pacific Dunes Riding Ranch

Oceano, CA
Rides through the Oceano Dunes and on the beach

Ages 7 and up
Maximum weight is 220 pounds

90 minutes / $75 per person
Reservations required
805-489-8100

Madonna Inn Trail Rides

San Luis Obispo, CA
Tours picturesque coastal valley on mountainside trails

Ages 7 and up
60 minutes / $75 per person

Reservations required: trailrides@madonnainn.com 
805-550-5307

Central Coast Trail Rides

Paso Robles, CA
Rides through private estates and vineyards

Max groups of 14
Cass Vineyard & Winery Ride 

60 Minutes / $105 per person
90 minutes / $135 per person
90 Minute sunset hilltop ride / $150 per person

Santa Margarita Lake Ride

2 hours / $185 per person
4 hours with lunch / $295 per person

Reservations Required
Text or call 805- 610-1306

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