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Shenandoah Riding Center

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200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL 61036-8726
+1 815-777-9550
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Wonderful ride!

My daughter and I have taken trail rides in the past at a few other riding stables on various... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wiggly129
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Orland Park, Illinois
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Rodeo review

We go to the rodeo every year for our annual family tradition. I was very disappointed that it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jenny Y
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The Shenandoah Riding Center is a first-rate equine facility with a top caliber staff. Its location in The Galena Territory makes it unrivaled for scenic trails and tranquil beauty. From seasoned equestrians to beginning horse enthusiasts of all ages, we have something to offer for everyone! We are under new management effective January 1st, 2014 so please stop and see us and we will do our best to make your trip an awesome experience!
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  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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LOCATION
200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL 61036-8726
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+1 815-777-9550
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"intermediate trail"
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"private ride"
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"galena territory"
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"an experienced rider"
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"morning ride"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"great beginner"
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"my husband and i"
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"rolling hills"
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"lots of fun"
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"small group"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I have taken trail rides in the past at a few other riding stables on various vacations. We thought facility was beautiful and we had a wonderful ride, guide was very outgoing and was willing to answer any questions we had. She...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to the rodeo every year for our annual family tradition. I was very disappointed that it rained horribly after about 30 min of the show. Which is uncontrollable I get. And I get the website says rain or shine no refunds. But we...More

Thank Jenny Y
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Corey M, Owner at Shenandoah Riding Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jenny, No one is more sorry than us that it rained on Saturday night, we put a ton of work into making an awesome show that people want to come back to. However, we actually did finish the rodeo on Saturday night after about...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to ride. Went on intermediate ride and it was just the guide and me. She took me through beautiful scenery. Was an amazing experience. The only thing that would have made it better is if we were able to canter, not just trot.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We arrived 30 minutes early after making and securing our reservation earlier In the day we were greeted by an employee who acknowledged our noon ride and gave us waiver forms to read and sign. We waited 30 minutes and were summoned to the paddock....More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

DO NOT BOOK AHEAD OF TIME! We had a family emergency, so we had to leave Galena earlier than expected. Reached out to them 13 hours prior to our booking to inform them that we will not be able to attend even though that was...More

2  Thank Yasmin M
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Corey M, Owner at Shenandoah Riding Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Once again, we are sorry to hear about your family emergency and happy to let you reschedule at no charge.

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

If you haven't been here you must go! All sorts of activities year round! Sleigh rides in the winter, rides all year long! I don't feel like I spent a good weekend in Galena without stopping here. The stables are gorgeous, the horses are all...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

The riding stable enhances the Galena Terrritory with its attractive and clean facility. I've been at a lot of stables in my life and this was by far the nicest! Horses appear to be well cared for, prices are good and everyone seems happy. The...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Great experience overall! Horses were easy to manage and seemed very familiar with commands. Instructor was a bit quiet but kept looking back to check on us. Followed one line between 3 couples (so 6 riders/horses total) thought maybe riding with your partner side by...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We ride at Shenandoah every year when we visit Galena. We had 2 guides on this last visit and they were wonderful. The ride went from 1:30 to 3 pm and at a fast pace. My family and I prefer to ride at a trot...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The beginner ride was nice for my youngest child because her horse was so gentle. The horses just walked and followed each other. If you want more, maybe the intermediate ride would be better. The staff was very nice.

Thank Chris J
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John M
5 January 2018|
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Response from Stephanie K | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are! And sleigh/carriage rides!
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jeanettetrevino542
13 April 2017|
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Response from Corey M | Property representative |
Hello, we are open Saturday but not Sunday. I would reserve soon as we are starting to fill up.
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Debbie O
4 April 2017|
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Response from Diane R | Reviewed this property |
Additionally, you should make a reservation for whatever you choose. The Shenandoah is usually very busy.
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