Horseback Riding

Horseback riding in Santa Barbara is one of the best ways to enjoy the area’s diverse landscape. From relaxing sunset beach horseback rides on low tides to remote backcountry getaways, it’s easy to hop in the saddle and see a new side of Santa Barbara.

From leisure to luxury, this activity will leave a lasting memory. Saddle up in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley. Here, riders often pair their afternoon with a few stops at local wineries. Or, if you’ve always dreamed of a horseback ride along the beach, Summerland Beach is the perfect spot to trot along the coastline.

Wherever you choose, explore Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas the old fashioned, but highly enjoyable way—on horseback.

Featured Horseback Riding in Santa Barbara


El Capitan Canyon

Located fifteen minutes north of downtown Santa Barbara, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, lies El Capitan Canyon, an incredible resort secluded amongst ancient sycamores opening onto El Capitan Beach. The Canyon…

Captain Jack’s Tours & Events

Captain Jack's Tours has been voted “Best Wine Tour” in the Santa Barbara News Press Readers Choice award for the 3rd year in a row. We offer Wine Tasting tours starting at $70, Beer Tasting tours, Coastal Sailboat Cruises and Kayak…

Santa Barbara Beach Horseback Rides

Enjoy this iconic – one-of-a-kind – Santa Barbara adventure that CNN Travel rates in Top Three Things To Do in SoCal. Rides offered three times daily all Summer. Perfect for families, couples and groups. Check our website for…