Horseback riding along Pacific beaches, in redwood forests and on bluffs overlooking the ocean. Daily and custom rides on horses suitable for all experience levels. Come ride with us!
|4 miles||Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens|
|3 miles||Deep Sea Fishing Charter Boats|
|3 miles||Whale Watching Charter Boats|
|10-30 miles||Anderson Valley Wineries and Tours|
|2 miles||Pacific Star Wine Tasting Room|
|2-10 miles||Canoe and Kayak Rentals|
|3 + miles||Shops, Galleries, Restaurants|
|everywhere!||Hiking, Biking, Diving|
|8 miles||Mendocino Theater Company|
|8 miles||Mendo Wine Tour|
|2 miles||Piacci Pizza and Pub|
|3 miles||Ocean & River Kayaking|
|Hourly group beach ride||55||55||Join others on Ten Mile Beach|
|Private beach ride||90||90||Just you and members of your party with a guide|
|Private 3 hr. beach ride||150||150||Just you and members of your party with a guide|
|4 hour beach or redwoods ride||210||210||Just you and members of your party with a guide|
|All day beach & redwoods ride||310||310||Just you and members of your party with a guide|
We offer military discounts and discounts for local residents.
*Please contact advertiser for rates & availability for your travel dates.
Horseback riding on California's beautiful Mendocino coast! Ricochet Ridge Ranch offers trail rides on the beach, in redwood forests, and across miles of pasture to bluffs overlooking the Pacific. Riders of all experience levels, from first timers to competitors, are welcome and will be matched with one of our exceptional horses. Group rides to the beach, lasting an hour, leave at 10:00 AM. 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM daily. 1 hour, 3 hour, 4 hour and all day private rides are available by appointment. We also offer multiple-day custom riding vacations with or without accommodations and meals, and 6 week-long Redwood Coast Riding Vacations.
Riders age 6 and up are welcome. We can generally accommodate groups of up to 10 riders on all rides.
Accommodations are available at a number of wonderful hotels, inns, and B&Bs nearby, and Ricochet can sometimes arrange discounted rates for Redwood Coast Riding Vacation and other multi-day vacation guests. Fort Bragg and Mendocino are full of great restaurants. For all day rides, we provide a picnic lunch on the trail.
Riders 6 and over are welcome. All riders must read and sign a release of liability. Riders under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the release, which can be reviewed and printed out from our website or obtained at Ricochet. All riders are very strongly encouraged to wear a protective helmet, which will be provided.
Daily group trail rides cost $55 per person.
Private 1 hour rides are $90 per person.
Private 3 hour rides are $150 per person.
Private 4 hour rides are $210 per person.
All day (about 6 1/2 hour) rides are $320 per person including lunch on the trail.
Redwood Coast Riding Vacations are $2675 per person double occupancy/$3100 single occupancy and include meals and lodging.
Custom riding vacation rates by arrangement.
Visit our website for more information, including FAQ and links to articles about Ricochet.
Ricochet Ridge was a great experience! Riding along the Pacific waves made an unforgettable day. Meghan was a gfeat guide!
MENDOCINO GETAWAY RIDE
I’ve ridden in several countries and the 4-day Mendocino Getaway Ride (June, 2012) was this year’s choice. My decision to ride in the States rather than booking a riding trip abroad was without regret. Look out Ireland, Portugal, Spain. It just doesn’t get any better than Redwood Forest, vast ranches and Pacific Ocean vistas, presented to you by Ricochet Ridge Ranch.
Vida, my personal guide, is the consummate horsewoman, knowledgeable and safety-conscious, as well as possessing a 6th sense for the rider’s comfort and skill level. She was professional to a fault. Toss in hysterically funny and fun to be with and it made for great companionship and a memorable experience. Ask for Vida!
My horse, Zvesda, needed a new name so I dubbed her Nadia Comanici. She was fantastic! Vida had selected her for me and we made a great team. Whether tackling the steep hills of the countryside or cantering the wide-open beaches of Mac Kerricher State Park, Nadia was a joy to ride and she remained my mount for the four-day trek. I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
To the solo traveler I say, ”fear not”. I flew from NY to San Francisco, grabbed a rental car, drove to Mendocino (an exhilarating and beautiful drive!) where I stayed at the lovely MacCallum House Inn. The daily ride to Ricochet Ridge Ranch was quick and easy. After riding each day, I spent hours exploring the tiny and picturesque town of Mendocino; taking pictures, shopping or enjoying a glass of wine back at the inn. Mendocino is walkable, friendly and safe. With it’s Victorian architecture, old water towers, abundant flowers and of course, ocean views, it was a true delight.
Just do it.
Marie Triller Albany, New York
This ranch is so awesome. The people are so sweet and kind they make you want to go again. I took my grand daughter and she rode Hobo a very kid friendly horse and I rode Cowboy, both horses were awesome. Our Guide was the sweetest and very informative of our surroundings. Tracy was our guide and she ROCKS. Thanks Tracy for an eye opening experience that I will cherish forever. Thanks to William who helped my grand daughter accross the main Highway, he is a great kid and very pleasant and polite.
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