The Most Scenic Trail Riding San Diego Offers, Through Pristine Los Peñasquitos Canyon.

Ride into the San Diego sun with South Coast Equestrian at Southern California’s luxury destination resort, Fairmont Grand Del Mar. From trail rides through Los Peñasquitos Canyon and professional riding lessons, to pony rides and day camps for the kids, the Equestrian Center has an abundance of horse adventures for riders of any experience level.

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Horseback Riding

Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saddle up and take to the trails on a memorable adventure through Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve.

1 hour:

$ 162
Per Person*

1.5 hours:

$ 204
Per Person*

2 hours:

$ 246
Per Person*

24-hour advanced reservations required. Limited availability. All levels welcome. Riders must be at least 7 years old and at least 50 inches tall.

*Rides include a 20% service fee

Closed-toe shoes or boots are required, and a slight heel is preferred. We also recommend long pants and sun protection, such as hats, sunscreen and sunglasses.

Helmets are mandatory and will be provided by the Equestrian Center.

Services do not include gratuity. Please feel free to tip your guide based on the service you experience.


For your safety, the maximum weight allowance for riders is 230 lbs (104 kg).

We request cancellation or rescheduling notification by 4:00 pm the day prior to a scheduled appointment. Cancellation or rescheduling received after 4:00 pm will result in a charge of 50% of the value of the service. No-show appointments will be charged the full value of the service. A credit card is requested at the time of booking. If you are a San Diego resident, ask about our “local” discount.

  • Ellie Sack...

    "South Coast Equestrian is in a great location with great horses and wonderful people. The trainers are caring and teach the best lessons. I always have fun at SCE, and I feel so lucky to have found this friendly environment."

    Ellie Sack -
  • Marilyn Hunter...

    "Thanks to Lacy, Maddie, & Sam for an extraordinary "horse camp" experience. Our grand daughter learned so much about horse care and riding at South Coast Equestrian ... a pivotal moment in her life!"

    Marilyn Hunter -

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