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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.

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:

Beginner: "Never been on a horse." "I ride 2 or 3 times a year."

Novice: "I ride 5 to 10 times a year." (And have for several years)

Intermediate: "I ride once a month." (And have for 5 years or more)

Advanced: "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 approval.)

Participation of children under the age of 14 will be subject to management approval.

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...

2014 Trail Rides

2014 "Special" Rides

Wild Horses, Wild Flowers, April 26 - 27 (full, waiting list available)

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 ride with you and 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: $455

Work Ride: Pay for 3 Days, Ride for 4!
Two opportunities:
May 30 - June 2 (full, waiting list available)
October 3 - 6 (register now while space is still 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

Writin’ Riders, With Author Terri Farley
June 21-22 (Rescheduled)

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! Cost: $475

2-Day Trail Rides: $435 per person

May 3 - 4, 2014 (full, waiting list available)
May 10 - 11, 2014 (full, waiting list available)
May 17 - 18, 2014

June 7 - 8, 2014 (full, waiting list available)
June 14 - 15, 2014 (full, waiting list available)
June 28 - 29, 2014

July 12 - 13, 2014
July 19 - 20, 2014

September 6 - 7, 2014
September 13 - 14, 2014
September 20 - 21, 2014

3-Day Trail Rides: $535 per person

May 24-26: Memorial Day Weekend (full, waiting list available)
July 5 - 7: Independence Day Weekend
August 30 - September 1: Labor Day Weekend
October 11 - 13: Columbus Day Weekend

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

Email: info@wildhorsesanctuary.org

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.

Gift Certificates

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

Gift Certificate  


Gift Certificate  


3-Day Trail Ride

Gift Certificate  


Gift Certificate  


If you have any questions regarding registration, please call our office at (530) 474-5770
or email us at info@wildhorsesanctuary.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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