Unrecognizable people riding horses on a smoky day at Poplar Beach near Half Moon Bay, California

Horseback Riding

Exploring the Half Moon Bay Coastside by horseback is a unique way to experience the sweeping beauty of the coast. Seasoned equestrians and novices alike will delight in miles of riding trails that traverse our many unspoiled coastal bluffs and pristine shores. Whether you want to join a guided-ride along the beach or learn the fine art of dressage, there are plenty of options to get you back in the saddle.

Coastside ranches offer a variety of guided rides and lessons that are suited to every riding level and ability. Expert guides will match you with the right horse and lead you clomping along a vista-filled, blufftop equestrian trail before heading down to the shore. Back at the ranch, friendly certified instructors offer group and private lessons in both Western and English riding styles, from stadium jumping to trail riding. If you ask us, the opportunity to take home both a memory and new hobby is just good horse sense.