First Class Horseback Riding Vacations at Ricochet Ridge Ranch, Mendocino Coast, California

Posted by Nancy D. Brown

Nancy's horseback riding vacation
Nancy and NightCap on Mendocino’s Ten Mile Beach

Sea gulls soar overhead. Hooves pound the sand as salt water splashes my hands on the soft leather reins. I am unaware of the grin that has instanteously spread across my face. That grin, one of pure joy, has been captured on film by my riding partner. As with most horse-loving, equestrian travel-crazed devotees, we jump at any opportunity for horseback riding vacations. The fact that Ricochet Ridge Ranch is located on Mendocino’s Northern California coast is simply an added bonus.

First Class Horses

Ricochet Ridge Ranch is owned by well-known equitrekking, endurance rider Lari Shea and conveniently located on North Highway One, across from McKerricher State Park in Fort Bragg, California. The fact that you will be able to ride a first-class horse, matched to your riding ability is a given at this top notch equestrian ranch. What makes this property a first-class horseback riding vacation experience is that the guest is able to ride by the ocean and in the Redwood forest in the same day.

Guests have the option of one and one half hour to three hour beach rides, four hour private forest rides, a four hour beach and forest ride (my selection) or an all day private ride. Guests looking for week long horse riding vacations may call the ranch directly to inquire about custom horseback riding vacations.

Nancy's horseback riding vacation
Nancy D. Brown Riding in the Redwoods

Mendocino Area Lodging and Dining Options

Not only will you find plenty of quality lodging options around the Fort Bragg, Mendocino area, let’s just say that you will not go hungry for lack of local restaurants.

Best Places to Visit, Dine, Stay in Mendocino

Ricochet Ridge Ranch 1 (888) 873-5777

24201 North Highway One, Fort Bragg, California 95437