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Beach and redwood forest riding vacations
on Northern California's magnificent Mendocino coast


2014 Redwood Coast Riding Vacation Dates Available!



Exceptional horses, English and Western
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Week-long riding vacations, weekend riding holidays,
and daily trail rides along Ten Mile Beach,
across cattle ranches, through majestic Redwood forests...


"...one of the last best riding opportunities in California"


Read about us in

Canter the California Coast

hoofprints in the sea -- click to top

"a five-star vacation from beginning to end"


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"To partner such a supremely fit equine athlete...was a rare privilege and one which I shall treasure."
-- Arnie Garney, Editor, Horse and Hound, London, UK
Arabs and Adrenaline in the Redwoods


How would you like a
Free Riding Vacation?


Riding along Ten Mile Beach
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"You really know how to plan a 5-star vacation from beginning to end: the horses... the trails... the weather (how'd you do that?!)... the Inns... the food... the entertainment (WOW!)... all were exceptional."
-- Susan and Don Katz, Monsey, New York     


click to showHigh pastures, streams, redwoods
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"Cantering over the sand on Tzar... it feels as though I'm astride a smoothly oiled bunch of steel bearings and powerful springs, upholstered in gray horsehide and responsive to my every whim. You know, I originally thought Nature's Ballet a rather prissy, silly name for a big stallion like Tzar's dad. Now I found myself thinking that this is not a bad name... not bad at all."
-- Paul McHughSan Francisco Chronicle

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Top 5 Horseback Holidays
Centurion Magazine


Outside Magazine:
"Ricochet Ridge Ranch
-- one of our
25 Trips of a Lifetime!"


featured on OpenRoad.TV:

Mendocino's Many Charms &
Mendocino's Movie History



Dynamos on Horseback



"Worth the Drive"
Beach Riding at Ricochet Ridge


Horse Riding Vacations in California


California at a Canter
in The National (UAE)


Sand Blast!
Horse and Rider Magazine


Travel Bug: Saddle up!
Our feature on


The New York Times feature
Where All Trails Lead to the Sea



About Lari Shea


For daily or multi-day trailrides,
call Ricochet Ridge Ranch: 888-873-5777 (toll free)
or 707-964-7669
For weeklong or custom riding vacations ONLY, call Lari's home office: 707-964-9669 : email
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