Ojai Valley Trail Riding Company at Oso Ranch

Oso Ranch is a fully operational horse establishment, home to Ojai Valley Trail Riding Company. We feature trail rides for all levels of expertise - advanced, intermediate, and beginner - through some of the most beautiful horse country in California.

Directly adjacent to the Ojai Land Conservancy, Oso Ranch is owned and operated by Susan Gruber, award-winning horse woman and carded horse show judge. Many horses at the ranch are former champions from around the world, making your experience above par from most riding companies.

Enjoy a variety of rides through the Ventura River valley or up into the Los Padres National Forest. You never ride on a roadway—Oso Ranch has direct access from its corrals to the Ojai Land Conservancy's lands that lead up into the forest. Join a group ride or private rides with you, your party and guide.

Experience romantic rides into the forest as you enjoy as the sun sets behind the beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains. Dramatic sunsets, colorful skies and the great outdoors. What more could you want?

Children love to ride horses. We have gentle ponies trained to walk at a safe pace so the children enjoy the experience. Younger children ride inside a corral or are lead by a riding instructor. Experienced, older children may ride out of the ranch into the river valley.


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Day Rides for All Ages
Lead Line Pony Rides
Sunset Rides


Call or email Susan Gruber for more information.



We are open and having one-hour rides.
The recent rains produced green sprouts coming up everywhere.
Come enjoy the beautiful Ojai Valley and Ventura River.
Reserve online or call 805-890-9340.

Boarding Accommodations & Rates

We have four boarding options to keep your horses. Enjoy the freedom to ride straight into the river or up into the national park.
• Box Stalls with outdoor runs:   $325
We feed twice daily and clean daily. Owner provides all bedding, or can be arranged for an additional fee.
• 12 x 24 corrals with roofs:   $265
We feed twice daily and clean daily.
• 20 x 20 corrals with roofs:  $290 
We feed twice daily and clean daily.• Pasturettes: $225  from two to four horses in each with corral roofs, oak trees, fed twice daily.All areas have automatic waterers.  Use of arenas, all three round pens, wash racks, free horse trailer parking, and tack rooms, arena lights, etc.