Horseback Riding in Saratoga
Novice and experienced horseback riders enjoy scenic trail rides at Garrod Farms, along with California ranch hospitality. Just 25 minutes from downtown San Jose and 45 minutes south of San Francisco, this riding stable also offers private and group riding lessons. The guided trail rides provide spectacular views from the rim of Silicon Valley alongside Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards and into the Fremont Older Mid-Peninsula Open Space on the eastern slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Wildlife aficionados and birdwatchers delight in ever-changing sightings amidst grapevine and oak chaparral over the span of seasons.
Horseback Riding Requirements
Trail rides are guided and one-hour in length. All riders must be eight years old. Half-hour pony rides are available for the under-8’s. Click here to read about certain requirements and rates for horseback riding.
Garrod Farms is open 7 days a week, every day of the year except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Wine Tasting Ride
On the last Sunday of the month, enjoy horseback riding and wine tasting in one event. Garrod Farms offers a special hour-long ride and then participants mosey on over to the Cooper Garrod vineyard for wine tasting and a mini-buffet. Reservations are required by Saturday.