Horseback riding has a history as a part of Palm Springs culture. There is even a strong tradition of horse racing with the Palm Springs Field Club, which opened in 1935. Today, riding is still a popular activity among residents. Read this post for some of the most popular places for horse riding in Palm Springs. 

Where to Go Horseback Riding in Palm Springs

Smoke Tree Stables 

2500 S. Toledo Ave. - (760) 327-1372

This family-operated equestrian center has more than 150 miles of riding trails to thrill riders of all skill levels. A few places you'll see on the track are the Indian Canyons and Cahuilla Peak. You may book online guided rides. Apart from the tour, Smoke Tree Stables offers equine therapy to individuals with trauma, abuse, and addiction history. 

Los Compadres Club

1849 El Cielo Rd, Palm Springs - (760) 322-2218

The Los Compadres Club began in November 1939 when 40 riders met to organize a riding club. They were able to charter the club after the war and have upheld the Western lifestyle ever since.

Their clubhouse features a BBQ pit, a large kitchen, a dining room, an indoor bar, and a game room. They also host annual events like the Guest Ride and Deep Pit Barbecue. Both events offer opportunities for visitors and members to ride, eat, and dance to great music. 

Palo Verde Ranch

31512 Shadow Mountain Lane, Thousand Palms - (760) 409-8421

Palo Verde Ranch is just 23 minutes from Palm Springs. This private equine stable has 100 miles of riding trails, perfect for advanced horse riders. Along the course, you can also view San Jacinto, Santa Rosa, and San Bernardino mountains. Riders can also enjoy a peaceful retreat with their horses.

Equestrian Centers International Inc. 

35050 Via Josefina, Rancho Mirage - (760) 321-2235

The Equestrian Centers International is one of the Modern Pentathlon World Cup's venue hosts. Award-winning equestrian coach Michael Cintas offers online and in-person training for horse riders competing in different events. Their services include professional boarding options and horse rentals. It takes only 20 minutes to get to ECI from Palm Springs. 

Are you ready to go horseback riding in Palm Springs? Visit these prime equestrian centers for the best training and experience. 

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Happy riding!

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