Napa Valley Trail Rides
At Rapp Ranch
Alko Equestrian Center is a premier equestrian facility comprised of both a pubic trail riding company, Napa Valley Trail Rides, and a private boarding and training company, Alko Equestrian. It is located on the historic Rapp Ranch as a unique part of Shadybrook Estate Winery in the heart of Coombsville. Originally known as the premier breeding and training facility for quarter horses in the Napa Valley, the ranch became world renown throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Utilizing a variety of barns, riding arenas and outdoor spaces, Rapp Ranch produced some of the top award-winning international competitors. Continuing to present day, the name Rapp Ranch has become synonymous with outstanding quality.
The Ranch was sold in 2005 to a businessman who removed some of the horse facilities and planted 12 of the 25 acres to ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This same owner, being more interested in the wine business than horses, undertook building a winery facility, a commercial kitchen, and by appointment wine tasting areas.
When the opportunity presented itself, the Alkosser’s purchased the property in February 2016. Thoroughly enchanted by the beauty and significance of this place, they saw the potential in combining the history of the horse ranch, the premium vineyards and the state-of- the-art winery into the ultimate destination for wine connoisseurs and adventuring travelers. Our all-inclusive property offers experiences that include both riding as well as wine and food paired tastings.