Welcome to Running Horse Ranch…

Trail Rides for Advanced/ Intermediate Horse Back Riders, Los Angeles, California, USA

Guest Ranch in Los Angeles

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Phone: 818-437-3546   E Mail: Runninghorseranch@hotmail.com

Running Horse Ranch is located in a peaceful, remote, mountainous wilderness, where nature is still be permitted to be nature. We are only a little bit more than one hour away from world famous Hollywood.

Advanced, and intermediate horse riders from all around the world appreciate spectacular, adventurous dirt under the nail riding trails, through a rugged wild, west country side, or a lovely desert around the greater Los Angeles Area, on surefooted Mustangs and Arabian horses.

The ranch is family operated, your experienced guide caters to your personal needs, so your ride is customized and turns not in a typical nose to tail ritual.

Each of our horses are members of our family, they are loved and enjoy a natural, holistic life style at our ranch.

Wether you want to go out for a leisure trail ride, or looking for the challenge, several riding packages  are available to experience the beauty of the Western United States. Explore California’s native trails, while on a lovely two hour ride on our busy trail network right here at the ranch, or buckle up and toughen out a 330 mile journey, going on a fifteen day riding expedition, across some of the most dramatic landscapes of the wild west in the USA.

Possibilities for some fast pace, with technique challenges, while discovering rugged mountains, ocean, and desert terrains.  Our skilled equestrians are sure footed, and offer plenty of endurance to provide you with an unforgettable experience!

Our day rides enjoy a free overnight accommodation/ full catering in our cozy guest room, with scenic grand views across the horse pastures and National Forest.

Running Horse Ranch is a fantastic equestrian destination, for alone traveling women!

The following cross country rides are only for seasoned equestrian riders:

Riders- please read our Riders Requirements on our Rates Page.


The following trail rides are only for beginner/novice:



5 of 5 stars

Had a fun time riding up steep inclines, narrow switchbacks and mountain ranges. Scenery is breathtakingly beautiful and varies from desert scrub to big treed forests with their dappled understory.. Horses surefooted and well trained. This place is Zen for riders looking to unwind and reconnect with the natural world. This is not your Grandpa’s “trail ride”.

Joan N. New Hampshire


“Enjoy Spectacular Endurance Horses and Wonderful Trails at Running Horse Ranch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 days at Running Horse Ranch last week and had a wonderful time. I have done Equitours nationally and internationally and none of those horses could compare to RHR’s top-notch, proven endurance horses in terms of performance, reliability, safety and temperament. Plus, the RHR team is very friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable, and they take excellent care of their horses. I highly recommend this equestrian adventure for experienced, adventurous riders, whether you want to ride for one hour or one week!
Visited April 2016

Jane D. San Jose


“Three Challenging Full Riding Day’s on energetic Mustangs and Arabians!”

As seasoned rider’s back at home in Great Britain focused on Foxhunting/Eventing, my daughter and I searched for an nature adventure which truly was fulfilled on RHR. Daniela, the owner of this beautiful ranch made us home feel and shared with us this unforgettable experience.

Bring a sense of adventure and leave your good riding pans back home, you’ll be encountering a vast, rugged California Outback overlooking an impeccable scenery. Each riding day portrayed a  completely different nature landscape. Horses are balanced, surefooted, smooth while sensitive on the bit, and mastering those remote and not always maintained trails skilled, controlled and safe! If you enjoy trotting along some steep ridges, be prepared to calculated every landing in the saddle smooth- no plumping in the horses back. Rides at RHR are not a business, Daniela treats her horses as family, and will inspire you with some new ideas- when you leave those “heaven on earth rides”.

Visited October 2017

Peggy C. United Kingdom, Liverpool


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We compete at sanctioned endurance races and our horses are fit for competition.


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