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ˈɡrēnˌhôrn/ noun

a person who is new to or inexperienced at a particular activity.

Guest ranch


A ranch with a focus on horseback riding, outdoor adventures, western culture and reconnecting with friends and family.

Experience Cowboy Culture

Greenhorn Ranch is a guest ranch in California’s Lost Sierra. Horseback riding takes center stage on the ranch. Our goal is to get Greenhorns in the saddle safely.

A home away from home, Greenhorn Ranch welcomes you as family. Wranglers and Greenhorns break bread at the same table. With 660 acres and access to 500,000 acres of public land for riding, 80 head of horses, our home is just more fun than yours.

Cowboy living is alive and well. Our wranglers will teach you how to ride a horse with confidence or help you improve your riding skills. Come and cultivate your cowboy, California-style. Explore Greenhorn Ranch.


Host a Gathering

Rustic weddings. Intimate retreats. Good old-fashioned family reunions. Cell phone service not included.


Learn the Latest at the Ranch

Introducing new general manager jill rivoli

Jill Rivoli is leading the way, overseeing the abundance of upgrades and enhancements being completed at Greenhorn Ranch. Committed to providing the same Western hospitality Greenhorn Ranch has been providing since 1962, Jill is passionate about reintroducing the community to all the activities and beauty we offer. Upon meeting Jill, Steve Harvey, one of Greenhorn’s owners said, “The first thing that stands out when you meet Jill is her authenticity. Jill grew up in a small town. She believes in relationships and understands the importance of community and sharing what Greenhorn Ranch is about, family and creating guest experiences that will last a lifetime.”

Jill‘s expansive career has always led back to the core of who she is, a person whose passion is having a positive impact on the people around her and making a difference in their lives. As an Equine Assisted Learning  facilitator, she has helped thousands of people in professional and personal self-discovery, growth, and connectedness. She founded her own EAL business New Perspectives, focusing on the wonderful insight that comes from learning with horses to facilitate personal development, leadership, team building, mindful living and healing.  Her particular area of focus is building a strong, effective team dedicated to providing our guests with hometown hospitality and amazing experiences.

 Jill’s career is varied and interesting and reflects her passion for living in beautiful places and for serving others; She’s been an archaeologist in Hawaii, director of multiple non-profit organizations focused on reading and youth development, she’s held director level positions at multiple resorts (Miraval, Carmel Valley Ranch, Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort), she’s managed the riding programs at Eagle Crest Resort, Black Butte Ranch, The Running Y Ranch, Sunriver Resort, Silver Falls YMCA, and the B Bar Ranch in Emigrant, Montana. We are proud to have her (and her dog, Cedar, and horse, Batman!) blazing the trail for the Greenhorn Ranch team. 

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General Manager Jill Rivoli and Cedar



Build Your Best Adventure

Choose one of our itineraries to make the most of your stay at the Ranch.


Getting to the Ranch

Nestled in the Lost Sierra, this hidden escape is just over an hour from Reno Tahoe International Airport and less than three hours from Sacramento International Airport.

Easy to get to and hard to reach, just the way we like it.

Need a ride from the airport? We can do that.

2116 Greenhorn Ranch Rd., Quincy, CA 95971