Trail Ride Registration
Overnight Horseback Ride Rules and Conditions
Wild Horse Sanctuary welcomes everyone to experience the beauty of the
wild horses. Due to the nature of the overnight rides, there are some
rules and conditions we must abide by to ensure the safety of both horse
and rider, as well as, provide an enjoyable experience for all.
All riders must be in good physical condition.
Open to all riders from novice to experienced. However, please be honest
about your experience level so that we can match you with a horse to
suit your skills. The following definitions should be used as a guide
when filling out the trip application form:
been on a horse." "I ride 2 or 3 times a year."
ride 5 to 10 times a year." (And have for several years)
"I ride once a month." (And have for 5 years or more)
"I ride once a week." (And have for several years)
Due to the fact that the trip includes a 2,000 foot climb to the cabins
and a saddle weighing approximately 50 lbs., we must limit rider weight
to 205 lbs. for the safety of both horse and rider. (Trip participation
of riders exceeding the weight limit will be subject to management
Participation of children under the age of 14 will be subject to
So that we may properly accommodate you, please notify the Sanctuary in
advance of any special needs you might have.
So, you’re interested in a Wild Horse Sanctuary trail ride but would like more information before you know for sure? Read on...
2013 Trail Rides
April 27-28: Wild Horses, Wild Flowers!!!
Combine the excitement of riding through the northern California foothills with exploring the region's glorious oak woodland and chaparral spring wildflower displays. Your wildflower expert, Laird Blackwell (author and photographer of several popular wildflower guides of the American West including his newly released Wildflowers of California: A Month-by-Month Guide) will ride with you and will help you learn about the flowers along the way. You will receive a copy of his latest book, which he will be happy to sign and dedicate. Cost: $455
May 31-June 3: Work Ride: Pay for 3 Days, Ride for 4! Full - waiting list available
Riders help with trail maintenance and range improvements on a working vacation. We will work just 2 half-days of the 4 day ride. We appreciate your support of and care for the wild horses! Cost: $535
June 15-16: Writin' Riders, With Author Terri Farley
Swing into the saddle for this two-day ride and learn to think, brainstorm and create in the company of wild horses and Terri Farley, the best selling author of the PHANTOM STALLION and WILD HORSE ISLAND series for HarperCollins. A one of a kind opportunity for writers in a one of a kind setting! See flier for additional details. Cost: $475
July 6-7: Spirit of the West, With Wildlife Ecologist Craig Downer
Craig Downer, wildlife ecologist, well-known author and defender of wild horses and burros, is our special guest on this once in a lifetime ride. Mr. Downer has spent over 40 years observing the West's diverse and colorful horse and burro herds, which he has dedicated himself to preserving. He will share information about their history and many positive contributions to soils, plants, other animals, and people. Copies of his book, The Wild Horse Conspiracy, along with his musical CD Wild Horse Rhapsody, will be available for purchase and for Mr. Downer to sign and dedicate. Cost: $435
2-Day Trail Rides: $435 per person
3-Day Trail Rides: $535 per person
May 25-27: Memorial Day Weekend Full - Waiting List Available
August 31-September 2: Labor Day Weekend
October 12-14: Columbus Day Weekend
Note: a. Note: If you have a group that would like to book a ride exclusively, Minimum of 8 Guaranteed guests with $150.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit per guest, please call 530-474-5770 to make arrangements.
To register for a ride, please contact us at:
Phone: (530) 474-5770
A $150 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at the time of your reservation. Payment, in full, must be received 45 days prior to the date of the ride.
Give the gift of a trail ride! You can choose a 2-day or 3-day trail ride (see this page for trail ride dates).
And, we can send you a gorgeous gift certificate to give, or we can email you your gift certificate that you can print yourself for last-minute giving.
2-Day Trail Ride
3-Day Trail Ride
If you have
any questions regarding registration, please call our office at (530) 474-5770
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wild Horse Sanctuary
Physical Address: 5796 Wilson Hill Road, Shingletown, CA 96088
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 30, Shingletown, CA
(530) 474-5770 (office hours: Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 3pm)
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