Exploring Rodney's Vineyard at the Fess Parker Home Ranch in Los Olivos, CA on horseback

Fess Parker Ranch Horseback Adventures


Private & Group Rides

Explore Santa Ynez Valley wine country on horseback

Fess Parker Ranch Horseback Adventures offers 75-minute private and group horseback rides through the scenic 714-acre Fess Parker Home Ranch in Los Olivos, CA. Explore the property via horseback with a guide who shares stories of the Fess Parker Family's history in Santa Barbara Wine Country. On the Upper Mesa of the Home Ranch you’ll ride through the family’s estate and enjoy 360 degree views of the Santa Ynez Valley. Your horseback ride concludes at Fess Parker Winery, where you’ll be treated to a complimentary, seated wine tasting experience. Please view our full list of policies (below) before booking.

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Large group? Special occasion? Customize your horseback ride

Celebrating a special occasion or interested in a private ride for a group larger than 6 people? Email us at horsebackadventures@fessparker.com to customize your experience. Picnic lunches, cheese boards, florals and photographers are some of the many add-ons we can help you arrange for an additional fee.


  • All riders touring the ranch via horseback must be 8 years or older. If you arrive with a child younger than 8 without prior approval, your ride will be cancelled upon arrival for safety.
  • The weight limit to ride horseback is 240 pounds maximum.
  • We operate on private property. Absolutely all experiences are by reservation only. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
  • The cancellation policy is 24 hours prior to your scheduled time. No-shows within 24 hours of scheduled time are non-refundable.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes early to fill out paperwork and be fitted for equipment relevant to your activity.
  • Please be advised that if you are unable to arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time slot or arrive later than your scheduled ride or experience is set to commence, your tardiness will be deducted from your experience time. Horseback rides will conclude promptly 75 minutes after your scheduled ride time regardless of initial arrival or ride departure time. In the event that you arrive late, your ride will be less than 75 minutes.
  • All rides are accompanied and led by an experienced guide.
  • Tips are appreciated!
  • Guides may refuse rides, tours or experiences without refund at their discretion due to any safety issues.
  • Although we are in wine country, we may not offer tours by horseback or other equine activities to any individual who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or any other substance.
  • We have horses suitable for all experience levels. It is important that you disclose your experience accurately as either beginner, intermediate or advanced.
  • Horseback ride pace is set to the lowest riding ability of your group.
  • Helmets must be worn for all horseback rides.
  • Close-toed shoes with minimal heel are required for horseback rides.
  • Please note that in the case of excessive heat, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule booked rides for the safety of our guests, guides and horses. If we need to cancel or reschedule, we will reach out to you directly in advance of your scheduled ride time.
  • No smoking, vaping or use of illegal drugs are allowed on property at any time.