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Santa Barbara Horseback Riding

Circle Bar B Stables & Dude Ranch

Adventure awaits in your own backyard. A 5 star rated business on Yelp, Circle Bar B Riding Stable is the oldest and finest public horseback riding stable on Santa Barbara County’s South Coast. For over 70 years, guests have been enjoying the coastal mountain paradise of our California dude ranch, located on more than 1,000 private acres in Gaviota.

The ride was wonderful, rising up into the Santa Ynez Mountains to a viewing spot where we could see the Pacific Ocean. The ride wound through forests, over streams…these folks were the kindest group of people I’ve met in a long time.
Steve T.
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5 Star Rated Business on Yelp

Experience the Gaviota Coast

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Conveniently Close, A World Away
Located half an hour away from Santa Barbara, Solvang hotels, and Santa Ynez wine country, and less than 2 hours from Los Angeles, Circle Bar B Stables offers a coastal mountain escape in your own backyard.
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Trails for Every Rider
Circle Bar B offers a variety of horseback riding experiences, including 1-1/2-hour rides, 2-1/2-hour rides, 1/2-day rides, and private rides, with a great selection of seasoned horses for all ages and riding abilities.
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A Private Paradise
Trail rides on our 1,000 private acres take you up fern-lined canyons, across streams, and past waterfalls to magnificent vistas of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Barbara Channel Islands.

Choose your adventure

Book your ride now
Contact us at 805-968-3901 to book your ride now, or use the contact form below to make your ride request. Last minute bookings welcome! Ride prices do not include gratuity for your guide.
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News & Specials

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Romance, adventure and the great outdoors: it’s all here at Circle Bar B.

Enjoy the beauty of Circle Bar B with your own twist.
Private Group Rides
Need to make a special day unforgettable? Contact us about our custom and private horseback riding packages.
Redefine team building with company getaways and unique corporate retreat options at Circle Bar B Stables.
Corporate & Company Retreats
Offer a unique company getaway at our Santa Barbara dude ranch, where even a day trip feels a world away.

Business Hours

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Open 7 days a week

7:30 am – 8:00 pm


1800 Refugio Road, Goleta, CA 93117

Book Your Ride Today

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Last minute bookings are welcome – our wranglers are waiting by the phone! For immediate service, please call our stables at 805-968-3901.

You can also fill out the below form to make a ride reservation request. Note: your reservation is not complete until confirmed by Circle Bar B Stables.
Riders must be 7 years of age or older. Weight limit is 265 pounds for 1.5 hour rides, 235 pounds for all other rides.