Canter along deserted ocean beaches, ride the bluffs while the Pacific
crashes against rocks far below, and meander on mossy trails through
the magnificent Redwood forest on this distinctive vacation on Northern
California's rugged Mendocino Coast. This is an area of great beauty,
rich in wildlife, where time flows at it's own pace; the ghosts of Russian,
Spanish and English adventurers tenaciously cling to this isolated part
of the world. Lari Shea, winner of dozens of endurance events, including
the prestigious Tevis Cup 100 Mile Endurance race, breeds Akhal-Teke,
Russian Orlov crosses, and Arabians, many of whom have excelled in dressage
and jumping, as well as on competitive trails. Her Appy and Quarter
horses round out the stable of wonderfully well-trained horses, for
both English and Western style enthusiasts. You won't believe the quality
of the horses!
The Redwood Coast Riding Vacation ranges for many miles along
ocean beaches, through a working cattle ranch, and up into the coastal
mountain range, richly covered with towering conifers, offering views
that stretch to eternity. Lodging is at the luxurious and historic Mendocino
Hotel in the Village, and at two unique B & B Inns by the ocean,
complete with elegant dining including fine California wines, delightful
hot tubs under the stars, and internationally acclaimed musicians entertaining
you at night.
Join other compatible RRR riders on special weekend riding getaways
in Mendocino. You will arrange your own lodging, meals and nightly entertainment.
Our well-trained English or Western horses are available to suit all
riding abilities. Sign up for as many or few days each weekend as you
like. Carpool information from the San Francisco Bay area is available,
as well as recommendations for local lodging and camping. If you should
choose the Mendocino Hotel, we are happy to process your reservations.
This ride truly provides a combination of beautiful landscape and quality
riding. The contrast of the majestic Redwood forests and the long, barren
, sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean in this rural area of Northern
California, affords some wonderful opportunities for long canters. The
horses, trained for endurance riding and dressage, are exceptionally
fit and a joy to ride.
The week provides a wonderful variety of lodging. The Cleone Lodge provides
ranch style accommodations in a beautiful setting of wooded acres. Sun
decks, a jacuzzi and lending library add to the appeal of this inn.
The DeHaven Valley Farm Bed and Breakfast is a charming, historic, Victorian
house with a jacuzzi, situated on 20 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Decorated with Victorian Antiques, the historic Mendocino Hotel is an
elegant place of lodging that combines modern amenities with history.
A full breakfast is provided each morning at the respective place of
lodging. Following breakfast, clients will prepare their own picnic
lunch choosing from a wide variety of meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables,
candy, trail mix, and juices. Dinners are at riders own expense with
many excellent local restaurants from which to choose.
Horses and Tack
A variety of horses are available, including Arabians, Russian Orlov
Crosses, Thoroughbreds and Appaloosas. Great care is taken to match
each rider with the perfect horse.
English, Western, and Australian tack is utilized. Pommel and cantle
bags are available for your cameras and personal belongings. Seat savers
We are able to accommodate beginning through experienced riders. More
experienced equestrians will be able to trot and canter as well as walk.
Instruction is available for all riding levels.
you want to stay in the Mendocino area we will be happy to coordinate
from Julie, co-founder of Adventure Rides Inc
My husband and
I started Adventure Rides Inc. offering horseback riding vacations worldwide
because I have always loved horses, meeting new people and going new places.
This combines everything I have always loved and hope to bring customers
the vacation of a lifetime. I have been riding horses my whole life so
horses have been a major influence in my life ever since I could walk.
Naturally when I got married my husband, Steve, quickly figured out he
better learn to ride horses if he wanted to see me much. Luckily he has
learned to love riding as well. It helps that we live in the mountains
of Colorado so there are a lot of places for him to trail ride while I
practice my dressage and jumping. You can email or call me with any vacation
enquiries you may have. Either way, we will work with you to arrange the
riding adventure of your dreams.
Please visit www.goadventureriding.com
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Call toll free within the U.S. on 800-749-6518
If you are outside the U.S. please call 001 970-262-1061
Julie and Steve Reichwein at Adventure Rides Inc.