For as far back as we can remember, horses have been an integral part of our lives and our ranch has been an integral part of the California community that we live in. Since 1896, our ancestors have awakened each day and stared out the window to the same sights we see today: acres of green meadows dotted with our four-legged friends chomping at the grass, with the majestic Santa Ynez mountains standing guard in the background. Today, these sights we share with you. Offering trail rides through 1500 acres of breathtaking landscape, riding lessons, and boarding and training for locals, the Nojoqui Horse Ranch is the place to get your "equine fix" in; their mission is to spread the love of the land and the horses they care for throughout the valley.
While many trail riding companies prefer to lead large groups out on the range, Nojoqui Horse Ranch prefers a smaller group. Most trail groups will have only two or three riders, with no more than five at the maximum. The horses are calm, well-trained cutting and reined-cow horses that will provide you with much more than your typical nose-to-tail trail ride experience.
They offer rides on their own private land, and no one knows the area better than they do, ensuring the ride will take you on the most scenic trails. Perfect for people aged five and up, riders of all skill levels will feel comfortable and in control when taking one of the guided trail-rides. The views along these mountain trails will take your breath away, and being able to experience those views from atop these gentle animals will create an experience that will be the highlight of your year!
Some of you may have been dreaming about riding the open trail since you were children, and some of you may have children who have entered that horse phase themselves, so why not sign up for riding lessons? Nojoqui Horse Ranch's trainers all fall under the guidance of owner Amber Giorgi, a 4thegeneration horsewoman who has forgotten more about horses than most people know. Nojoqui also offers boarding, so if you have been thinking about purchasing a horse, but have put off the idea due to lack of space, now is the time to make your dream come true!
Those at Nojoqui Horse Ranch are living their dreams. Their lives revolve around the gentle giants of the animal world; schedule an appointment with them today and start making some of your own dreams come true during your vacation! And when you are done, return home to a comfortable vacation villa from Paradise Retreats!