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Garrod Farms

Scenic horseback riding and fine wine tasting.

Located in the Saratoga Foothills, Garrod Farms is happy to offer horseback riding tours and horseback riding lessons in both English and Western Style, along miles of trails with beautiful scenery, including views of Silicon Valley. For those 8 and under that can’t go horseback, we offer pony rides. Open 7 days a week, we’re your San Jose horseback riding destination!

Weekday reservations available 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Must be 8 years old and 48 inches tall to ride.

GarrodFarmsPic6Come and enjoy traditional California ranch hospitality!

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Scenic horseback riding just 25 minutes from downtown San Jose in the Saratoga foothills. Come enjoy a guided horseback ride through Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards and the Fremont Older Mid-Peninsula Open Space Preserve on the eastern slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains facing San Jose. Our trails wander through vineyards and oak chaparral forests teeming with wildlife.

Garrod Farms, at a thousand-foot elevation, features spectacular views of San Francisco Bay and Santa Clara Valley.

Hours of Operation
Open 8:30 AM
Close 4:30 PM
Open 7 days a week (except Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Guided Horseback Riding | One hour trail rides | All rides are guided.
All riders must be 8 years old or older; at least 48 inches tall; weigh less than 225 lbs.
Monday-Friday: Reservations required, please call 408-867-9527.
Saturday/Sunday: No reservations necessary.

Per Person Trail Ride (one hour) – $65.00
Pony Walks (1/2 hour) – $40.00
Group rates (10 or more) available on weekdays, reservations required

What to wear while riding
Tennis shoes and long pants(No clogs, sandals, platform shoes, high heels). We provide helmets for all riders (they are required).

For the Under 8’s
Pony rides available
One-half hour rides
Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
Children must be old enough to sit-up with control and comfort.

Early Bird Specials
Saturday or Sunday enjoy an hour and a half trail ride at 8:30 am. Early Bird rides must be pre reserved and pre paid. Please call office at 408 867-9527.

Wine Ride

GarrodFarmsPic11Ride in the beautiful Saratoga Hills with views of the Bay Area at Garrod Farms, then stay a little longer for some wine tasting.  Our winery is open 7 days a week, and as long as your ride concludes before 5:00 pm you can visit the tasting room and try our award-winning wines. The tasting room is open daily, weekdays 12-5, weekends 11-5, no reservations required.  Need more information? 408.867.7116, or

Wine Tasting Ride: On the last Sunday of the month, join a special group for an hour-long trail ride, then mosey over to the winery for wine tasting and a mini buffet. Reservations required no later than Saturday. $80 per person.  For more information, call 408-867-9527.

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