Alko Equestrian Center
Setting out to preserve what was left of the original barns and arenas, the Alkossers repaired and rebranded the Horse facilities as the Alko Equestrian center. Hosting both Western and English horse barns, the center includes both major schools of horseback riding.
Napa Valley Trail Rides (NVTR)
Operating directly from the Western Barn, Napa Valley Trail Rides (NVTR) offers guided horseback trail ride packages from the original ranchers perspective - riding through the vineyards via horseback! Our trails showcase the breathtaking vistas of the Rapp Ranch Estate and the surrounding hills of Coombsville. Unlike any experience offered in the Valley, our vineyard horseback ride followed by a Shadybrook Estate wine tasting, stand as a hallmark for any adventurers’ trip to Napa Valley.
We are very proud of our beautiful and friendly horses.They have come from all over to be part of our trail ride experience. Whether you are a novice or experienced rider, you will enjoy our guided tour of the estate.
Poncho is a large 17 year old Quarter horse cross from Winters, Ca. He originally came from Utah where he enjoyed several years as a trail and lesson horse. Poncho is a very wise and gentle horse. Welcome to the herd Poncho! We are lucky to have you!
Marcel is a 19 year old Appaloosa gelding born in Montana. He came to California as a young colt and has been enjoying life as trail horse in the vineyards of Sonoma and Napa. He has a quirky personality, loves to make silly faces and greet the guests as they arrive. He and "Jester" have made quick friends.
Originally from Georgia, Austin is loving his new home in the beautiful Napa Valley. At 15 years of age, Austin has many years of trail and ranch riding experience. With his unique tri-colored paint markings, heavily muscled stature, he is quite a beauty!
9-year-old Bay Quarter Horse gelding. He was used as a ranch horse on cattle farms in Montana. He is a large and beautiful horse with a very sweet disposition.
This handsome palomino prince named Finn is 8 years old and from South Carolina. He was used as a all-around ranch horse. He may be small in size but huge of heart and very strong. He has an amazing mane and tail, that you will often see braided.
17-year-old Sorrel Quarter Horse gelding. Born in Broken Bow, Nebraska. Gorgeous and as mellow as any older seasoned horse. He even has a heart tattoo! The sweetest temperament you can ask for.
10-year-old Leopard Appaloosa gelding. California bred and raised, he has been enjoying the trails and family life. He loves babies and lots of attention. Tall and flashy with a quirky personality.
11-year-old Appaloosa red roan gelding. Small but packed with big love and a gentle personality. He has been living in Montana as a kid’s rodeo pony. Named after a Native-American named Joe we met while visiting Montana.
16-year-old black and white Tobiano Quarter Horse cross gelding. Wizard is small and mighty with a big personality. He is quite the ladies’ man and seems to attract a lot of attention. He loves it!
19-year-old grey Quarter Horse gelding. Born and raised in Colorado, he enjoyed the life as a trail horse in the mountains. He is very trustworthy and quiet.
11-year-old red roan Quarter Horse gelding. Born in Alberta, Canada, he was used as a mountain horse for long packing trips into the wilderness. He is very sure footed, calm and acts like a true gentleman.
A young, gentle 6 year-old Palomino, full of funny expressions and a very mellow disposition. He loves people and is the first to make friends with our guests.