Horseback riding at Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe
Horseback riding at Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe

Ride out from our historic Stables

  • Available year-round beginning November 1, 2021
  • Take a packed picnic lunch to enjoy along the way (Additional cost)
  • Choose from a 1 to 6-hour excursions
  • Help our wranglers feed and groom the horses

The Experience

The Stables are an important piece of Bishop's Lodge history. Guests can book as part of a scheduled group ride or opt for private excursions with advanced notice. Guests are asked to arrive at the Stables for their excursion 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time to fill out waivers and meet the horses. Wrangler-led pony rides are available for children seven years and younger.

Horseback Riding & Stables Experiences

Horseback riding at Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe

Trail Rides

Rides will follow trails that wind through Santa Fe National Forest and are gentle walking excursions.
  • 1-6 hours

Horse Clinic

Come meet the real heroes of the American West! Guests may visit the stables, meet our family of horses, learn how to interact with them, and feed them carrots.
  • 30-60 minutes
Woman doing watercolor of the chapel during an art class at Bishop's Lodge

Painting at the Stables

Allow your intuition to guide you as you express your creative spirit, learning techniques of Expressive Impressionism in order to create artful paintings of our horses. Barb will share her vast knowledge of color, learning tips on how to evoke emotion on the paper through the use of evocative color. The workshop begins by riding the horses to a postcard-perfect spot on Bishop's Lodge property. Thereafter guests are encouraged to apply their practice to paint. The horses, kindly held by the rancher, will be our muse as we intuitively express onto paper what we see. you'll complete the workshop with 1-2 5x7 paintings and a short horseback ride back to the property (depending upon how quickly you finish).
  • 5+ hours

BBQ corn cobs with herb butter, sweet smoked paprika and yogurt source

Epicurean Equine Excursions

Elevate your experience with special add-ons, like a live cowboy poetry reading, traditional Navajo hoop dancing performance or an astrologist to guide a stargazing experience. Please inquire at 310.437.4636 for availability and pricing.
  • Cowboy Dinner | Embark on a trail ride at sunset for an authentic cowboy cookout. As you watch the sun dip below the horizon, savor wood-fire roasted ribeye steak, jalapeño cornbread and peach skillet cobbler. Sip tart whiskey sours to cap off the evening.

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