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.

Horseback Riding in Santa Barbara


Captain Jack’s Tours & Events

Captain Jack's began in 2005 after the founders spent a week in Hawaii engaging in fun-filled adventure tours. They knew that similar tours should be provided in Santa Barbara County. Owned by two Santa Barbara natives, Captain Jack's offers wine…


Los Padres Outfitters

Get off the beaten path, and explore the beautiful beaches and trails of Santa Barbara on horseback! Imagine starting your day with a pastel colored, morning beach ride, taking a journey through tree lined trails of our…


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…


Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Established in 1911, the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club is the third oldest polo facility in the United States and is world renowned for its four lush polo fields and international outdoor competition. In addition to the playing fields and…



Circle Bar B Guest Ranch & Stables

Luxurious Accommodations, Fine Cuisine, Horseback riding. Amazing horseback riding, tranquil surroundings, excellent food and warm hospitality await you at the Circle Bar B Guest Ranch. Whether you’re escaping for a few days or planning a…


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