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How would you like to ride through wine country with your own horses?? Well here is your chance. Visit Gaits into the Grapes . . They offer many options for local horse boarding, camping, resort accommodations and encourage our guests to take excursions to Old Town Temecula, Pechanga Casino & Resort, award winning GORGEOUS Wineries, Galway Downs Equestrian Center, etc Call 951-515-9964 or email:


Galbraith's End of the Road Ranch
9010 Hermosa Road
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Tel: 661-845-3013; cell - 661-301-6668; Leave a message and we'll call you back.
Facilities: One indoor stall, outside covered stalls,12' x 48' covered pens, feed, arena and round pen, hay for sale. We have a room with one queen bed and one full bed available. Camping for overnight. No hookups. 8 pens, small tack store.
Location: Highway 58. Go south on 184/Weedpatch Hwy. Go 3 miles south to Hermosa Road. Go east east 1/2 mile. We're the third place on the north side, a green house. email
GPS Coordinates: N35° 18.65' x W118° 54.27'


Cottonwood Creek Equestrain Centre- Gail Bloxham Trails and camping available but no hookups. Great place to overnight your horses. 18550 Evergreen Rd, Cottonwood, CA 96022, United States
Phone:+1 530-347-0212


Columbia, Ca


Marble Quarry RV Park
11551 Yankee Hill Road
Columbia, CA 95310
Tel: 209-532-9539
Web Site:
Facilities: Outside overnight pens under shady oaks, located at a first class RV. park. Adjacent to Columbia State Historic Park. Ride trails in scenic area among marble outcroppings, or ride down the streets of historic town. RV sites adjacent.
Location: Columbia is 4 miles North of Sonora, which is about 50 miles East of Modesto/Stockton, in the Mother Lode Gold Country. Just North of Yosemite

Escondido, Ca

Holly's Land Stables, Daniel
16161 Highland Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92025
Tel: 619-339-1963
Web Site:
Facilities: Holly's Land located up in the mountains where avocado groves are abundant and the views are incredible. 12' x 24' stalls and 12' x 36' stalls (all with covers), a 150' x 50' arena for exercise and fun. Some stalls are all pipe corrals and some are wood and pipe corrals. Two one-acre electrical fence pastures and one-acre field fenced pasture. Space available for an RV with water and electricity hook ups only. No septic hook up. There are also lots of trails for you to exercise your horse.


Bonfire Ranch and Horse Motel, Rusty and Linda Bates
8842 Big Horn Street, P.O. Box 1089
Inyokern, CA 93527
Tel: 760-377-4088; cell - 760-382-8311
Web Site: Facilities: Small private ranch in the foothills of the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Two 12' x 12' matted box stalls with 30' x 30' outside pipe corrals. 30' x 60' outside corral for horses that stable together. 200' x 160' arena and turn-out. Hay available. Trailer drop-off. RV available to rent, or RV site with hookups or self-contained. Motels, restaurants available in nearby Ridgecrest.
Location: 1/2 mile east of Hwy. 395 (5.2 miles north of Hwy. 14/395 junction). Please call for rates, reservations, and easy directions. Ride or hike the many mountain wilderness or desert trails around our beautiful southern Sierras. A great place to stop on the way to Mule Days in Bishop!


Julian, Ca

STAGECOACH TRAILS Horse Camping, Family Camping
7878 Great Southern Overland Stage Route of 1849 Julian, CA 92036
Phone (760) 765-3765 or Fax 760-765-3265
Horse Vacation
"Hilton of Horse Camping". 75 horse corrals, 2 round pens/285 full camper hookups. Clean bathrooms. Vacation trailers by corrals, 2 night min. stay. 24 hr security, heated pool, nature trails, country store. Adjacent to 640,000 acres of Anza Borrego Desert State Park for all levels of riding. Extremely private area.

Lost Hills CA

Lost Hills RV Park - There are 4 pipe corrals at the back of the RV park for overnight lay overs. We have us them once on our way home from Arizona you are right off the hwy for easy access in and out. ph 661-797-2719 Hwy I-5 & hwy 46

Norco CA

The City of Norco (I-5 exit Hidden Valey Pkwy, 2nd st or 6th st) Ph 951-270-5623 Norco is an equestrain -oriented community 50m SW of LA. There are many stabling and training facilities and a world class equestrain center operated by the city as well as 120 miles of horse trails throughout the city . For more info call the city of Norco or visit the cities web site

Photos above of Norco California

Red Bluff , CA

Skeet Gould Ranch - Diane Gould ph 530.528.1831 or email There are 10 stalls for overnight stabling with big rig access.


Redding, CA

A&B Horse Hostelry
P.O. Box 492527
Anderson/Redding, CA 96049
Tel: Cell phone - 530-356-8987 and Home -530-221-4354
Facilities: We provide equine layovers 5 minutes off I-5 @ Exit 673 for travelers with horses & those vacationing in our area with horses. This is not a boarding facility, therefore we can stable your large load. A turnaround area is available for big rigs. We focus on equine health & comfort. No horse is allowed in the barn without a negative coggins and current health certificate.


Temecula, CA

Gaits into the Grapes- "Hitch Up, Load Up & Saddle Up," with GIG to experience unforgettable riding thru the beautiful vineyards, hillsides, trails network & working community of Temecula Wine Country! Contact GIG today (just follow steps 1-3!) to start planning your next day trip, weekend getaway or extended vacation. We can provide referrals to reputable horse boarding, hotels, resorts, B&B's, equestrian camping (full hook up & dry), farrier & veterinary care, etc. In addition, our award winning Wineries, Old Town Temecula, Pechanga Casino & Resort, Glen Ivy Spa, FABULOUS Shopping, GOURMET Restaurants, Vail Lake Resort, Galway Downs Equestrian Center & the BEACH are just a few of our local attractions. There's ALWAYS something fun to do after your ride here!


Santa Barbara, CA

Rancho Oso Guest Ranch & Stables- -All horse camping sites are equipped with BBQ grills and picnic tables. Water & electric sites are located near the cabins and wagons under shady oaks, an easy walk from the corrals. The dry (rustic) sites are in two locations: near the corrals in the Western Village and along the Santa Ynez River bed, with towering oaks and shade. These "river" sites also have water to the corrals, BBQ grills and picnic tables.
3750 Paradise Road- Accommodations: (805) 683-5686
Trail Rides: (805) 683-5110
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

If it is real horse camping your looking for check out TrailMeister's web site for the California listings there is endless riding in California.




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