Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

We offer multiple trail ride time slots 7  days a week! Pony rides time slots offered Saturday and Sundays only. Click on the Reservations links below to check our availability.
Ride in the beautiful Saratoga foothills with views of Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains

Online Reservations only!

Our trail rides and pony rides are conducted via online reservation only.

Trail Rides

  • $85.00/per person.
  • 1-hour duration.
  • Multiple trail ride times are offered daily; click the reservations link to check availability.
  • All trails are guided.
  • There is a maximum of 6 guests per ride.
  • All riders must be 8-years-old or older, and at least 42 inches tall and weigh less than 225 lbs.

Wine Rides

Wine Rides are offered on the first Sunday of each month through October, and include a trail ride, light brunch, and wine tasting!   No wine rides are offered over the winter months.

  • $140 per person.
  • 11 AM trail ride.
  • Wine tasting with artisan sandwiches and cheese plates after the ride.
  • All trails are guided.
  • There is a maximum of 14 guests per ride.

Pony Walks

For little riders under 8 years old, we have 20 minute Pony Rides available! Children must be old enough to sit-up with control and comfort (usually at least 2-3 years old).  The pony is led by a member of Garrod Farms staff on a short trail ride around our duck pond, while a parent or guardian walks alongside the child.  Each child must be accompanied by an adult.  Wear good walking shoes!

Kids ages 4-7 years old can also take Equestrian Vaulting lessons. For more on vaulting, click here.

  • $55.00/per person.
  • 20-minute duration.
  • Offered Saturday and Sundays only; click on the Reservations link for available times.
  • Each reservation is for 1 rider.
  • Each pony will be led by a guide; a parent or guardian must walk alongside the child throughout the ride.

Early Bird Rides

Available on Saturdays and Sundays only, we offer a discount for those riders interested in an earlier morning trail ride!

  • $70.00/per person.
  • 1-hour duration.
  • Offered Saturdays and Sundays only, 8:30 and 9:30 AM start times.
  • Maximum of 6 guests per ride.
  • All trails are guided.


Important Info

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (5:00 PM DST)

Every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas

Reservations required every day

Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your ride start time!   This allows time to get your helmet and be assigned a horse to ride.

Late arrivals risk missing the trail ride as we do have to stay on schedule. Those who miss their trail ride will not be refunded.

Horseback riding boots or running shoes and long pants are required to ride. No clogs, sandals, platform shoes, open-toed shoes, or high heels.

We provide helmets for all riders, as they are also required.

Please note: handbags, purses, backpacks, and fanny packs are not allowed on the trail ride as they pose a safety risk; if you must carry a wallet or phone, we recommend putting them in a pocket that can zipper or be securely closed while on your ride!  Garrod Farms is not responsible for lost or broken items.

You must be at least 8 years old to ride a horse.

Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign their waiver prior to being allowed to ride (see link above).

We have a weight limit of 225 pounds for riders.

For a refund, we must receive the cancellation notice at least 24 hours prior to your reservation start time. There is a $20.00 fee for approved refunds. No refunds are offered for cancellations made within 24 hours of the reservation.

Garrod Farms


Based on 83 reviews


“Awesome trail ride. Dylan was a cool young ride chief. He was very informative. All of the staff there is great and extremely nice. I would highly recommend this experience for anyone interested in getting to know horses.”
Don Nguyen

5 months ago

“Had a great trail ride with the family. Booked online, got there early, instructions were clear, guide was very courteous, and all had a great time.”
Tom Leung

a year ago

“The property here is amazing. Over 150 acres of vineyards and stables. The trail ride is amazing as well. The views over the entire valley and as far as San Francisco. Windy trails and areas where we could gallop with the horse make this one of the best hours you can spend in the region. When finished you can go to the tasting room and enjoy the wine. The staff here is very friendly and let you enjoy your time.”
Todd O.

a year ago

“We had so much fun! Our first time horseback riding ever. We took advantage of the early bird special at 8:30 morning. It included an extra half hour for the price of an hour. Our guide was great, she was knowledgeable of the property and horses.”
Raquel Spriggs

2 years ago

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Family ownership & operation since 1893

Garrod Farms was established in 1893 with the purchase of 65 acres from the Mt. Eden Orchard and Vineyard Company.

Around 129+ years and 5 generations later, it continues to be a family agriculture operation today. Alongside the horse operation, we now have 28 acres of vineyards here on the property. We are also proud to say that we were one of the first wineries in the state of California to become Certified Sustainable in our farming practices.

“My sister and I had a wonderful time trail riding here. Gorgeous views of the valley and well behaved horses. After our ride we had a glass of wine and some cheese/crackers on the patio. Perfect day!”

– Lynn –

“What a beautiful trail. We loved our trail guide and good ole Smokey the horse. I had Cowboy and he was a hoot. Learned new things about the area. We’ll be going again and the wine tasting was awesome too.”

– Juan –

“We had so much fun! Our first time horseback riding ever. We took advantage of the early bird special at 8:30 morning. It included an extra half hour for the price of an hour. Our guide was great, she was knowledgeable of the property and horses.”

– Raquel –

“We have taken family trail rides as well as lesson programs here and found the people very friendly and helpful. The horses are handled much better here than some other places-the owners and employees care about the safety and well being of riders and animals. Garrod Farms is home to a very well respected equestrian team that competes world wide and has won gold medals. Top notch horse facility and check out the winery too.”

– Bjorn –

“Great place for your child to learn horseback riding. Friendly staff and awesome teachers!”

– Jenifer –

“I’ve been horseback riding for over 30 years. I’ve been to many stables. This one definetly stood out from the others. The guides were very friendly. The horses very clean and very well trained. It was my sons first time and he now wants to ride more frequently from having such a great experience and my other son that’s ridden with me for the past 14 years was really happy we went there and pointed out the same things I did. Thanks for making my family’s day a perfect one. Phoenix was the best horse.”

– Roxanne –