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Circle Bar B Riding Stables
1800 Refugio Road, Goleta, CA 93117
Guest Ranch: 805-968-1113
Horseback Riding: 805-968-3901

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 this coastal mountain paradise on more than 1,000 acres.

The guest ranch is located 20 miles north of Santa Barbara in Refugio Canyon on the scenic Gaviota Coast. Ride trails that take you through the coastal Santa Ynez Mountains -- up fern-lined canyons, across streams, and past waterfalls to magnificent vistas of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Barbara Channel Islands.

Circle Bar B Riding Stables offer fine riding horses for riders of all ages and sizes and provide a variety of horseback riding experiences for every level of riding ability. There are daily morning and afternoon trail rides for both adults and children.

• Personalized Rides
• Half-Day Rides
• Sunset and Sunrise Rides
• Western Riding Instruction
• Group and Company Rides

1½ Hour Ride: $65 per person
Start times: 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:00pm and 4:00pm

½ Day Ride: $110 per person /
4 hours: 9:00am – 1:00pm

1½ Hours Sunrise &
Sunset Ride: $85 per person

Private Rides – Just you and a guide
Private 1½ Hour Ride $85 (9:30, 11:30,2,4)
Private 2½ Hour Ride $105 (9am or 1pm)
Private Day Ride $165 (9am)

For more information or schedule your reservations call now 1-805-968-3901.


Exit US Hwy 101 about 20 miles north of Santa Barbara at Refugio Road/ State Beach exit. Take Refugio Road 3.5 miles up the canyon into the mountains to the Ranch. Stable Parking is on the left side of Refugio Road.

From downtown Santa Barbara allow 35 minutes of travel via Hwy 101 North. From Santa Ynez, Solvang and Los Olivos, travel west to Hwy 101 South.