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Best places to go horseback riding in Paso Robles

–Are you searching for horseback riding in Paso Robles? Paso Robles is “the wild west” and the staff at the Paso Robles Daily News have filed a list of our favorite places to feel like a true cowboy or cowgirl of yesteryear.

Check out our list below and click on the title of each business to visit their website:

Shangri-La Ranch 

Come to Shangri-la Ranch and feel immediately peaceful amidst goats, horses, and the friendly and accommodating John and Victoria, owners of the ranch. Ride horses into some of the most beautiful country on the Central Coast for the best price in the state. Also check out their 4×4 Safari tours and their motorcycle or trike back roads adventures, no experience necessary. Just sit back and enjoy the ride. They also offer Pony rides and petting adventures for kids of all ages. Ride and play with the 100-head herd of goats on their working ranch. Bring treats for the animals and a picnic to enjoy. It makes for great pictures and memories. Located in Santa Margarita. To book, call Victoria Jardine at (805) 438-3895.

Central Coast Trailrides

Central Coast Trailrides offers guided horseback riding experiences in the Paso Robles wine region. Locations include private ranches, elite vineyard properties and lakes. All rides come with complimentary wine tasting and photo opportunities. Private and customizable one hour to half day packages available. Located in Creston. To book call (805) 610-1306.

Work Family Ranch/Trailrides 

Join the Work family on their 12,000 acre working cattle ranch, just outside of Paso Robles wine country, for an unforgettable horseback adventure. They offer trail rides, cattle drives, horseback riding lessons, horse clinics, and kids camps. Located in San Miguel just north of Paso Robles. They offer rides 7 days a week. Click here to fill out their contact form for more information or to book a tour, or call (805) 610-0961.

Harris Stage Lines 

Located just 4 miles north of downtown Paso, Harris Stage Lines offers a true Wild West experience where visitors can learn to not only ride horses, but drive them on a real Stagecoach! They offer something for every age group from Horse camps to a meal served from an authentic Chuck Wagon. Try your hand at the mechanical roping machine or marvel at the beautiful Roman Chariots used in the Hollywood movie business. Take a step back in time and touch a bit of history with an experience to be shared and long remembered. To book, call (805) 237-1860.

Pacific Dunes Riding Ranch 

Always dreamed of horseback riding on the beach? Head down the 101 a bit to Pismo Beach and check out Pacific Dunes Riding Ranch. Rent horses and go horseback riding on the beach and in the Pismo Beach Dunes. With rolling sand dunes and crashing waves in the beautiful Oceano Preserve, Pacific Dunes Ranch RV Resort is one of the most unique RV resorts in California. For more information, call (877) 570-2267.

What are your favorite places to go horseback riding in Paso Robles? Let us know and it could get added to this list. Add your recommendation in the comments below and email your recommendations to

Editor’s note: The Best of Paso Robles is a special section of the Paso Robles Daily News. This article recommends the best horseback riding in Paso Robles that our writers and editors recommend. If you would like to suggest a local business for consideration on the Best of Paso Robles series, click here to contact the Paso Robles Daily News, or call Access Publishing at (805) 226-9890.

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