Exciting things are happening at Chaparral!! Let them happen for you, too!
Now offering rides at Wunderlich Park from the Historic Folger's Estate Site! Come ride with us through the beautiful Redwood park land! By Reservation only.
Beach Rides are a great mini-vacation from the regular routine. Join us at Salinas River State Beach for a ride in the surf that will have you leaving the day-to-day behind. You'll feel the ultimate exhilaration as your mount's hooves gallop down the sand or blissful peace gazing out over the ocean, your warm horse walking gently through the dunes.
We also offer fantastic rides at Sycamore Park that will take you through creeks and along equestrian trails adjacent to Livermore's famous vineyards. Rides can be tailored for all levels of riders. Minimum 4 people, by reservation only.
If you ride with us our goal is to make sure you have a fun and safe adventure. If you board with us we'll treat your horses like our own. Everyone who visits the ranch is our guest and welcomed as a member of our community. Quite simply - we offer the best Bay area horseback riding.
Shawn Mott, founder of Chaparral Corporation, got his first horse, a mustang, when he was 10 years old and has been riding and working with horses ever since.
With over 35 years of experience, he has taught thousands of people how to ride safely. He also specializes in colt foundation training and "putting people back together" with horses who have developed behavioral problems.
Shawn lives on the Chaparral property and personally supervises the barn and ranch operations.
Just a quick note of thanks for the time my boys and nieces enjoyed at the ranch this week. I dropped all four off with no idea of how things would play out and picked up four very happy ranch hands! They had an absolute blast! They couldn’t wait to show off “their” horses and tell me all about the day and all the fun they had. I was especially pleased that my autistic niece felt part of every activity and hung in there with the other kids. A special thanks to you and the other instructors. This was an incredible experience and all four kids cannot wait to come back! Cowboy hats off to the awesome staff at Chaparral!" ~Kimberly Staffiery