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Shenandoah Riding Center

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200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL 61036-8726
+1 815-777-9550
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DO NOT BOOK AHEAD OF TIME

DO NOT BOOK AHEAD OF TIME! We had a family emergency, so we had to leave Galena earlier than... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Yasmin M
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My favorite place in Galena!

If you haven't been here you must go! All sorts of activities year round! Sleigh rides in the... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
Stephanie K
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The Shenandoah Riding Center is a first-rate equine facility with a top caliber staff. Its 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! We are under new management effective January 1st, 2014 so please stop and see us and we will do our best to make your trip an awesome experience!
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“private ride” (4 reviews)
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200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL 61036-8726
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+1 815-777-9550
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

DO NOT BOOK AHEAD OF TIME! We had a family emergency, so we had to leave Galena earlier than expected. Reached out to them 13 hours prior to our booking to inform them that we will not be able to attend even though that was...More

1  Thank Yasmin M
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Corey M, Owner at Shenandoah Riding Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Once again, we are sorry to hear about your family emergency and happy to let you reschedule at no charge.

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

If you haven't been here you must go! All sorts of activities year round! Sleigh rides in the winter, rides all year long! I don't feel like I spent a good weekend in Galena without stopping here. The stables are gorgeous, the horses are all...More

Thank Stephanie K
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

The riding stable enhances the Galena Terrritory with its attractive and clean facility. I've been at a lot of stables in my life and this was by far the nicest! Horses appear to be well cared for, prices are good and everyone seems happy. The...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Great experience overall! Horses were easy to manage and seemed very familiar with commands. Instructor was a bit quiet but kept looking back to check on us. Followed one line between 3 couples (so 6 riders/horses total) thought maybe riding with your partner side by...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We ride at Shenandoah every year when we visit Galena. We had 2 guides on this last visit and they were wonderful. The ride went from 1:30 to 3 pm and at a fast pace. My family and I prefer to ride at a trot...More

Thank Colon-Pagan
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The beginner ride was nice for my youngest child because her horse was so gentle. The horses just walked and followed each other. If you want more, maybe the intermediate ride would be better. The staff was very nice.

Thank Chris J
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

My daughter, granddaughter and I took the intermediate trail ride at 9:30 am. It was 1.5 hours long which is the only difference between this ride and the beginner ride which is shorter. We mostly walked through some pretty woods and open trails with an...More

Thank ballengerc
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

My daughter, granddaughter, and I took the hour long beginner ride. It was a pleasant ride through the woods. We just walked (which was expected as it is a beginner ride). The horses were pretty well behaved and cared for. Simple ride, but quite pleasant.

Thank Beth M
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Took my teens on a morning ride. We are all beginners but the crew chose wonderful, calm horses for us. Our guide Maddie was pleasant and the trail took us through some nice fields and wooded areas. I would only offer a suggestion - check...More

Thank Simone V
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

I took two rides while I was in the area. They were both nice quiet rides through a pretty area. The horse were well behaved and looked good. The facility was big and looked well taken care of. The staff was friendly and had everything...More

Thank AmberYetter
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John M
5 January 2018|
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Response from Stephanie K | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are! And sleigh/carriage rides!
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jeanettetrevino542
12 April 2017|
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Response from Corey M | Property representative |
Hello, we are open Saturday but not Sunday. I would reserve soon as we are starting to fill up.
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Debbie O
4 April 2017|
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Response from Diane R | Reviewed this property |
Additionally, you should make a reservation for whatever you choose. The Shenandoah is usually very busy.
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