This entry refers to a departed business that has closed or left town. All information here is for historical reference only.


41070 County Road 18c, Woodland
(530) 304-0140
[email protected]

Until it was sold in 2013, the Historic Nelson Ranch was one of Yolo County's premier horse boarding facility. Over its lifetime, the ranch won numerous awards and was recognized for the quality of care and level of services they offer. They were a high end facility with plenty of amenities and luxuries for riders to enjoy. Stalls ranged from $195 for a stall with paddock, self clean to $425 full care for the oversized stalls with extra large runs.

There were English and Western trainers available. Sabrina Hernandez taught beginning to advanced Western and beginning English riding lessons and has a great kids riding program. Sabrina gave trail, equitation, horsemanship and showmanship lessons. She specialized in AQHA and APHA horses. She had finished show horses available for riding lessons to get children and adults started off riding correctly, with a positive attitude. She travelled to Davis barns and locations for private lessons with very reasonable prices. Sabrina also offered a special summer program for children and students from Davis.

HNR is (was?) the new home of Just Ducky Horse Training, offering children six or older introductory English horseback riding lessons. Adult programs are offered as well.

The Ranch also offered lay ups and rehabilitation for horses from UC Davis veterinary medical teaching hospital.


  • Davis Wiki has a whole herd of info on horses. Ride on over there!


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