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Willow Creek Stables

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Address: 3049 Camino Del Rancho, Encinitas, CA 92024-6927
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+1 858-756-6937
09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 16:00

We provide guided trail rides for the general public as well as regular...

We provide guided trail rides for the general public as well as regular riding lessons and horse boarding.

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Beautiful Ride

We are locals and wanted to spend some quality time with my daughter (age 8) who rides regularly. The trail ride at Willow Creek was a great, relaxing time in a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2016
Nannette K
Rancho Santa Fe, United States

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Rancho Santa Fe, United States
2 reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

We are locals and wanted to spend some quality time with my daughter (age 8) who rides regularly. The trail ride at Willow Creek was a great, relaxing time in a beautiful atmosphere. Our guide was very informative as we traversed through a very quiet and scenic trail of hills with beautiful views. The horses were very well behaved compared... More 

Thank Nannette K
Rockford, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2016

My husband and I along with our teenage daughter were looking around for a riding stable near San Diego. We are so happy we spent a little more and chose Willow Creek. The facility was beautiful and the staff were very friendly. There were several young riders practicing jumping and riding in other areas on the grounds. The trails were... More 

Thank Jean C
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 12 February 2016

I loved the trail ride and and the tour guide was very kind and helpful. i would recommend to bring camera's and good horse boots

Thank andyu1
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

I went on a trail ride with my step daughter. We had nice well-behaved horses and enjoyed a relaxed and scenic ride. The horses were ready on time and we had a great time.

Thank smekiselse
Bakersfield, California
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014

I booked a trail ride for myself (good rider, but not ridden recently), my husband (complete novice) and daughter (done some riding). I chose this facility because It looked professional and well run, and I thought that this would probably equate to being safe too. Although a few years ago I would have wanted to go on a fast ride,... More 

Thank sue j
Encinitas, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2014

My boyfriend & I Are planning a trip to Wyoming And taking a ride into the Tetons. I am experienced riding show horses but haven't ridden in years, & he has had a bad experience in Mexico. Claudia paired us with the perfect horses & was able to teach while on the trail so he felt much more comfortable on... More 

1 Thank Kathy C
Arcadia, California
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

Claudia did a great ride and focused on our ability. She created a ride for our experience - it was shorter than stated - 50 minutes - but we did a some trotting - went through a stream - up and down hills and passed through the community mansion homes. These horses are by far some of the best we... More 

2 Thank S T
Carlsbad, California, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Last April I went on a fabulous trail ride with a friend at Willow Creek Stables. The entire experience was very professional and safe. The trails are beautiful and the horses are very well trained. I would not hesitate to bring one of my children along to enjoy the experience. If you are looking for a way to spend the... More 

1 Thank Cathy G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 May 2013

I have ridden at many barns over the years and Willow Creek is easily the most well run, well-maintained and most congenial barn I have ever encountered. All levels of riding are encouraged whether you aspire to compete on the A show circuit, prefer the lower cost County shows, or just want to enjoy riding your horse and go out... More 

1 Thank mcqueenms
Encinitas, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 May 2013

I've been with the head trainer for nearly 20 years, and foremost in her mind is the safety of her riders and her horses. Next comes the happiness of riders and horses, both of whom thrive under her care and instruction. And now, we have the most beautiful facilities, that are peaceful and expertly-maintained. I can't thank the owner and... More 

1 Thank Helen Y

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