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Horseback Riding and Equestrian Arts at Cuadra San Francisco in Los Cabos

Horseback riding and Equestrian Arts at Cuadra San Francisco in Los Cabos

Cuadra San Francisco is a family owned and operated Equestrian Center with more than 50 horses. It offers outstanding trail rides, and specializes in private rides. All horses are well fed and well trained, and the staff of Cuadra San Francisco takes pride in the stables and the horses. All  trail rides go out with knowledgeable English-speaking guides. San Francisco is located on the corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo in Cabo Real, next to the Cabo Real golf course.

Cuadra San Francisco offers special kid-friendly ponies for little cowgirls and cowboys.

Cuadra San Francisco offers special kid-friendly ponies for little cowgirls and cowboys.

In addition to trail rides and riding lessons, Cuadra San Francisco provides carriages for special occasions (weddings, anniversaries, etc.). To provide a special and elegant flair for events and weddings, there are even ‘dancing’ horses.  All of the horses are lovingly nurtured, professionally trained and maintained for amateurs and advanced riders, and there are even special horses for children (four years and older) so that the whole family can enjoy their experience together.  Cuadra San Francisco offers choices of trails, the beautiful beach of Cabo Real or the ecological tour of the canyons and hills showcasing the flora and fauna of Baja which is different than any where else in the world.

Master Horseman Francisco Barrena, owner and founder of Cuadra San Francisco.

Master Horseman Francisco J. Barrena, owner and founder of Cuadra San Francisco.

Master Horseman Francisco J. Barrena, owner and trainer, established Cuadra San Francisco in Los Cabos in 1994. His son, Valente F. Barrena, is a former grand prix jumper and champion charro, and has taken over the Equestrian School. Visitors can be assured that they are in good hands at Cuadra San Francisco.

Cuadra San Francisco offers one- and two-hour trail rides and also private rides just for a group and a guide. Riders can visit the beach, the hills or the canyon, or a combination. There is no better way to enjoy the hills and canyons of the Baja peninsula than to experience up-close the  wild landscape that makes Baja unique. One trail ride — an hour long — takes riders to a look-out point and a unique view of the Sea of Cortez, making this a wonderful place for photos that will capture the moment forever.

Children from the age of four are able to ride their own horses. It is recommended that the riders wear shoes with a heel or tennis shoes and long pants. We would like our guests to arrive 15 minutes early so we can make sure that we have the proper mounts ready.

Features:

  • Kid- and elder-friendly
  • Ecotourism
  • Bilingual Staff

Cancellation Policy:

  • 24 hours in advance

Notes:  Cuadra San Francisco does not accept online payments or credit cards and does not offer group discounts.

Read more about Cuadra San Francisco or contact Baja.com toll-free from the US/Can at 855-BAJA-411.

 



“Family-Owned, Horses Loved, Great Experience!”

Rating: 5/5 
Janice J
Reviewed: December 5, 2013

Having ridden around the world, the concern is always what the welfare of the horses is going to be. We have walked away from many rides in the past because of the poor treatment of the horses. However, Cuadra San Francisco has a unique understanding for the needs of the animals they care for, as well as the clients who come to enjoy their horses and their countryside. Given the choice of terrain, (beach, canyon, and mountain) and a horse to fit your individual riding needs, each animal we found to be gentle and in partnership with their rider. No horses are taken out in the heat of the day, and the hours spent giving rides are limited. The love and care that this family expresses towards their horses is like no other we have experienced in the past. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to observe and enjoy firsthand the horses and the people of Cuadra San Francisco.

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