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The best horseback riding Santa Barbara has to offer

Adventure awaits in your own backyard

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, pristine 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.


From beach to mountains

Experience the Gaviota Coast


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Conveniently located less than half an hour away from Santa Barbara and Solvang/Santa Ynez, you will feel a world away at Circle Bar B Stables.

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Conveniently Close, A World Away

Located less than half an hour away from Santa Barbara and Solvang/Santa Ynez, and two hours from Los Angeles, Circle Bar B Stables offers a coastal mountain escape unlike any other.
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A Variety of Rides

Circle Bar B offers a variety of horseback riding experiences, including 1-1/2-hour rides, 2-1/2-hour rides, and 1/2-day rides, private and customized rides, with a great selection of fine riding horses for all ages and riding abilities.
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Coastal Mountain 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 the Santa Barbara Channel Islands.

Horse back riding for every occasion

Choose your adventure


1.5 Hour Ride
$65 per person
Rides depart 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM
Our private horseback riding trails provide an unforgettable adventure, passing through breathtaking scenery to enjoy spectacular views of the California coastline.
Half Day Ride
$110 per person
4 hours, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.
A true Santa Barbara horseback riding adventure, the half day ride has you climbing nearly 2,000 vertical feet to the summit of Refugio Canyon, bordering former President Reagan's beloved Rancho Cielo.
1.5 hour ride
$85 per person
2.5 hour
$105 per person
Half day ride
$165 per person
The perfect choice for people that want to enjoy our scenic Santa Barbara horseback riding ranch and the trails by themselves, accompanied only by a guide. 2 person minimum.
Book your ride now


Download our liability release form and contact us at 805-968-3901 or via the contact form below to make your ride request.
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The latest at Circle Bar B

New at the ranch


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Come see us

Business hours

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7 days a week

8:00 am – 8:00 pm

1800 Refugio Road, Goleta, CA 93117


What are you waiting for?

Book your ride today


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Please fill out the below form to make a reservation request for one of our rides. Note: your reservation is not complete until confirmed by Circle Bar B Stables.
Riders must be 7 years of age or older.




7-12 years old13-17 years old18+ years old

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