Trail Ride Payments
Overnight Horseback Ride Rules and Conditions
The 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 and able to independently mount and dismount their horses.
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?
2017 Trail Rides
2017 "Special" Rides
Wild Horses, Wild Flowers, April 22 - April 23, 2017 (full)
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, will join the ride to teach you 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: $495
Work Ride: Pay for 3 Days, Ride for 4! Friday, June 2 – Monday, June 5, 2017 (full)
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: $575
Fall Work Ride: Pay for 3 Days, Ride for 4! Friday, October 6 – Monday, October 9, 2017 2 spots open
Riders help with trail maintenance, range improvements, and "closing camp for the winter" 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: $575
2-Day Trail Rides: $475 per person
April 29 - 30
May 6 - 7 (full)
June 17 - 18 (full)
September 9 - 10 8 spots open
September 16 - 17 2 spots open
September 23 - 24 4 spots open
3-Day Trail Rides: $575 per person
May 20 - 22 (private ride, full)
May 27 - 29: Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday - Monday) (full)
June 10 - 12 (private ride, full)
July 1 - 3: Independence Day Weekend (Saturday - Monday) (full)
September 2 - 4: Labor Day Weekend (Saturday - Monday) (full)
Note: If you have a group that would like to book a ride exclusively, minimum of 8 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
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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