Enjoy horseback riding in one of the most beautiful riding stables in the San Francisco Bay Area. Located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in Marin County, Miwok Stables has 26 horses and a credentialed staff of riding instructors. We have lessons, guided trail rides, and kids' summer camps. We welcome beginners, and have well-trained horses for every ability. Come join us!
Just ten minutes north of San Francisco, in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in the Marin Headlands, the scenery is beautiful – hidden from urban sprawl, a thousand acres of California grasslands, oak trees and chaparral, home to deer, bobcats, coyote and jackrabbits.
Join us for a Guided Trail Ride. The scenery is beautiful, the horses are gentle, and no experience is needed, our guide will show you the ropes. Rides are about an hour, for two people, ages 12 up. It's a wonderful experience!
We teach all levels of English riding, from Beginner through Advanced. Introductory Courses are great for the Rusty Rider and Beginner. If you have some experience, start with an evaluation lesson to find the right classes for you.
Lessons for Kids
Lots to choose for kids ages 6 up, weekly lessons in Leadline for the youngest, and After-school for ages 9 up who have some experience.
Weekly Summer Day Camps are great fun for kids, learning about horses, riding lessons and horsey activities. All Day Camps for ages 8 up include riding lessons, games and activities. These camps are a requisite for taking the After-school program the rest of the year.
News & Stories
Wild Fires ~ Our hearts go out to our neighbors in the north. We took in some of the evacuated horses during the fires; fortunately, our guests, including a mare and her two youngsters, have been able to return to their homes.
The Winter Classes begin December 4. We have left December 1,2 an 3 for makeups from the fall session. If you are new to Miwok, you can make an appointment for an evaluation lesson or if you are a beginner or a Rusty Rider, we have two Introductory classes starting in January. (Great Holiday Gift!). And there are guided trail rides Saturdays, taking you on the Golden Gate National Recreation Area trails for spectacular views. We look forward to seeing you!
Stalls Available - We rarely have openings for boarding horses, so now is your chance! Indoor stalls, daily turn-out, feed 3 x day, and services. Miwok Stables is a great barn for trail riders - over 60 miles of trails right out the door. See more on our Boarding page.
Horse Show Season Highlights the Miwok Team!
Our Show Team kids had a terrific season bringing home top ribbons! This hot team has been riding beautifully. We've got a lot of talent and they are having fun. Go Miwok!
Dear Linda, Caitlin, Kristy & the Miwok team,
Hello from Gros Ventre River Ranch, Jackson Hole, WY!
Thank you for our beginner lessons this Spring, they helped us enjoy our week at the dude ranch. We appreciate all of the tidbits of information that you gave us!
All the best, Kim & Mark
" Thank you for the week of camp. Katherine has carried that blue ribbon everywhere with her this weekend. She is so very proud of it.
She gained tons of confidence in her week of camp and is really looking forward to putting it to good use in the Fall. We look forward to the after school program with lots of happy anticipation! Thank you!"
"Thank you for providing a wonderful opportunity for the kids. Miwok Stables is such a well run, safe, and fun place to learn more about horses. " – ANNIE
" Hi. Was chatting with Caitlin about how much there is to learn. Along with the fantastic trainers at Miwok, I am greatly enjoying the class. I have a deep interest to improve my riding ability as well as my understanding of basic horsemanship . I appreciate these opportunities Miwok provides. Thanks again for all you do!" –J
"In riding a horse, we borrow freedom."
– Helen Thompson