What: A 3-hour tour of Covell's Ranch on a Clydesdale
When: 3rd Sunday of May and November, noon to 3pm
Reservation Needed: Yes, call (805) 927-3398 to schedule; $100/person with 10% donated to the Cambria Historical Society
Travel back in time on the Covell Clydesdale Ranch’s fun “people mover” to enjoy stories of California’s unique history while exploring an authentic and sustainable working horse ranch with breathtaking 360-degree views of California’s Central Coast and hills.
The Covell Ranch has the largest roaming herd of approximately 80-world class Clydesdale horses in the United States. Tour guests of all ages will have opportunities for photos and to get up close and personal with a gentle giant – the beautiful Clydesdale horse.
With close to 2,000 acres over looking the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Lucia Mountain Range, the majority of the Ranch’s land, 1450 acres to be exact, is protected in perpetuity with a conservation easement. The beauty and the magnificence of the ranch will last forever and not be developed because of the easement. Learn more about the benefits of conservation easements on privately owned land from your tour guide. The Ranch also protects the largest forest of threatened Monterey Pine trees on privately owned land. You, your horse, and your group will drive up and over hills and through forested areas.
Participants specifically interested in sustainability will also have the opportunity to see and learn about the hydroponically grown horse feed that is grown daily on the ranch and learn about ranch land stewardship.
All 3-hour tours require reservations and start at noon at the Ranch’s gate entrance just outside of the town of Cambria. There will be plenty of time for fun stories, questions, and answers while enjoying the relaxed and informative tour.
10% of the tour fee will be donated to the Cambria Historical Society in an ongoing effort to preserve and share knowledge about the area’s heritage. Additional contributions are always appreciated.