Horseback riding

Planning the Perfect Galena Horseback Riding Experience

Our corner of northwestern Illinois is simply breathtaking. From nature reserves, to scenic overlooks, to towering mountains, there’s no shortage of captivating places to explore on your getaway to Farmers Guest House. If you wish to gain a new perspective on our region, saddle up for a Galena horseback riding tour. This delightful activity allows you to enjoy the calm breezes and the unparalleled natural beauty on the many trails. Whether you’re a skilled equestrian or just enjoy the leisurely pace, we recommend adding this to your trip this year!

After your wonderful Galena horseback riding experience, make time to discover more of what our quaint town has to offer. By requesting a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide, you’ll receive our top recommendations for the beloved attractions, leisurely activities, and exceptional eateries. Once you complete the form and check your email, you’ll unlock not only the best of our area but also a sample of the beautifully appointed accommodations and deluxe amenities at Farmers Guest House.

What To Know Before Going Galena Horseback Riding

If Galena horseback riding isn’t on your things to do in Galena list, it should be! It’s the perfect way to escape into nature without worrying about your feet getting tired. You also have a better vantage point to take photos on your camera. Before you go, discover everything you need to know!

The Company

Nestled on a beautiful farm at 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL 61036, The Shenandoah Riding Center upholds the highest reputation as the best horseback riding near Dubuque, IA. This top-notch equine center is in the heart of The Galena Territory, which features tranquil trails and natural beauty. From easy rides to more difficult experiences, there’s something for all skill levels!

Which Tour to Choose?

The Shenandoah Riding Center proudly boasts easy access to over 40 miles of pristine, well-maintained trails in Galena. If you’re a novice to horseback riding, book an hour guided experience. You’ll receive detailed instructions on how to handle, guide, and control your horse on the scenic ride. But, if you wish to challenge yourself, consider the Intermediate experience. This 90-minute excursion takes you through the peaceful countryside and allows you to spend more time exploring. Since this activity is popular, we recommend reserving your spot on a tour before heading to the center!

Wonderful Events

In addition to spectacular trail riding in Illinois, this esteemed center offers many entertaining events throughout the year. Perhaps one of the most celebrations is the annual Shenandoah Rodeo. This wild and western show features traditional barrel racing, steer wrestling, team roping, and bull riding. Join the Shenandoah Riding Center and the Three Hills Rodeo Company at this spirited athletic competition in early July!

Relax Together at Farmers Guest House

Once you’ve experienced the wonder of Galena horseback riding, head back to relaxation at Farmers Guest House. We offer a charming selection of luxurious guest rooms, each of which showcases rare antiques, comfortable bedding, and private bathrooms. After you book the ideal one for your getaway, you’ll have easy access to our many amenities, including our marvelous massage studio. Supplement your booking with an indulgent spa service, and enjoy a couple’s, hot stone, or deep tissue massage. From the mom