Exploring San Diego by horseback

Where to rent trail horses in San Diego County
Posted at 8:45 AM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 14:01:01-04

Exploring San Diego by horseback

Put on your cowboy boots and enjoy the beauty of San Diego by horseback. These stables offer relaxing rides from the beach, through canyons and in the mountains.

Please check out their websites for current rates and specials and feel free to contact us if there's a rental stable that we've missed. 


Blanco Brothers Ranch

2181 Hollister St., San Diego, CA 92154     619-991-0793

Blanco Brothers Ranch provides horse rentals for riders of all levels. They are currently offering their 3 hour Imperial Beach ride for $100 per person. 


Grindstone Farm Riding Academy & Horse Camps

20454 Fortuna Del Sur, Elfin Forest, CA 92029     760-445-7946



Grindstone Farm Riding Academy and Horse Camps  in North County offer 1 hour trail rides for $65 per person and 1.5 hour trail rides for $85 per person or $150 per couple. A mandatory evaluation lesson is required prior to the trail ride. 


Poway Trail Company

14875 Mina De Oro, Poway CA 92064     442-888-0464

Poway Trail Company offers trail rides through some of Poway's most beautiful scenery. Wrangler's take special care in matching horses with the rider's abilities. They offer ranch rides, destination rides and half-day rides. 


San Diego Beach Rides

2606 Hollister St., San Diego, CA 92154     619-947-3152


San Diego Beach Rides offer guided rides through the River Valley Nature Preserve as well as swim adventures and sunset rides. A two hour private, guided ride with approximately 30 minutes on the beach is $100 per rider. They are open 7 days a week. 

South Coast Equestrian

5275 Del Mar Mesa Rd.,San Diego, CA 92130     858-442-2569 

You can ride through Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve and enjoy the beautiful scenery at South Coast Equestrian.  Cost is $135 for 1 hour, $155 for 1.5 hours and $205 for 2 hours. 


Surfside Ranch

2225 Hollister Street, San Diego, CA     619-443-3517

Surfside Ranch provides a relaxing adventure through beautiful nature trails or rides on cool sandy beaches. It is open every day from 9 am until dark. One hour trail rides are $50 and two hour beach rides are $100 per person.


Sweetwater Farms

3051 Equitation Lane, Bonita, CA 91902     619-252-5544

Sweetwater Farms in Bonita offers guided horse rides on their beautiful 20 acre ranch.  They are open Tuesdays through Sundays and most holidays. The cost is $45.00 for their 30 minute “Ranch Ride” and $75.00 for their 90 minute “Working Ranch Ride.”


The Ranch at Bandy Canyon

16251 Bandy Canyon Road, Escondido, CA 92025     760-871-6494

The Ranch at Bandy Canyon offers 30 minute trail rides through Bandy Canyon.


Warner Valley Stables

31652 Hwy 79, Warner Springs, California 92086     760-920-3852

Warner Valley Stables, located at the Warner Springs Ranch Resort, offers riders of all levels miles of scenic trails through old oak groves across a variety of terrain.

Wine Country Trails By Horseback

34224 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591     951-795-1444

Ride horses through a beautiful vineyard in Temecula at Wine Country Trails By Horseback.  Rides are offered Wednesday through Sunday throughout the day and some of their packages include wine tasting for adults.