Griffith Park Pony RidesGenerations of Los Angeles kids have grown up enjoying the Griffith Park Pony Ride, with horses suitable for kids up to 13 years old (or weighing 100 pounds or less). The price is less than the cost of some premium coffee drinks. They're open daily except Mondays and holidays at 4400 Crystal Springs Drive.
Horseback Riding in Griffith ParkAdults will find plenty of specially marked trails, fire and patrol roads in Griffith Park for horseback riding and it's a great way to feel like you got outta town without going very far. Two privately-owned stables are inside the park and a few more are close enough that they can take you riding in the park.
Horse Riding and Stables in Griffith ParkIf you like to watch horses as well as riding them, the Los Angeles Equestrian Center hosts horse shows and the annual Tournament of Roses EquestFest, which showcases the riders who will be in the parade. If you want to do the riding yourself, try these companies:
- Sunset Hollywood Ranch is located near the Hollywood Sign on the west side of the park. They offer day and evening rides and riding lessons and have been running sunset dinner rides for more than half a century.
- Griffith Park Horse Rental at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center at 480 W. Riverside Drive offers trail rides every day and special sunset rides on Fridays and Saturdays that include dinner at a Mexican restaurant. Riders must be at least 6 years old and 4 feet tall, but the littler ones can go on a hand-held ride while their parents walk alongside.
- Diamond Bar Stables offers guided trail rides, dinner and night rides. They're at 1850 Riverside Drive in Glendale.