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Carol Young, Barbara Harpster and Sigrid Chase 
Trail Guides 

This business could not exist at all without all the excellent help that Carol, Barbara and Sigrid provide. Whether it is a hail storm or sweltering heat they are there for my horses, for me and BARR guest riders. Not that we ride in hailstorm if we can avoid it, but you get the idea. They are loyal, hard workers and care deeply about my ponies.

All of them are accomplished horse women with many years of riding lessons in both English dressage and Western riding.

They have ridden many miles of trail all over the Bay Area as part of setting up and leading BARR rides and have also participated in endurance rides.
They are instrumental in the daily operation of BARR with training, exercise and care of the BARR horses, and leading trail rides.

Horses, Nature and People
the perfect combination

​​​Trail Rides for Adventurous Riders





Magda Bartilsson
Owner and Trail Guide

I grew up with horses in Sweden on a breeding ranch where I rode and drove Swedish Gotland ponies. I also did pony club, local hunter/jumpers and dressage shows on a frisky arab/welsh mare after I outgrew the ponies. Horses was my life back then, and still is, although for many years had to take a back seat because of education, family and career. 

After a successful career as a scientist and biotech consultant I wanted horses back in my life. I found my wonderful Morgan gelding Jacob, and together we have been doing many miles on beautiful trails around the San Francisco Bay Area including volunteer trail patrolling for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. For fun, I compete in endurance and will do a few 50 mile rides this year.

For many years, I've been thinking about how to make horses my next career. And what better way than to share with others what I love the most: horses and nature. I know the good trails, the scenic vistas and the spots to give the horses a break with juicy grass and crystal clear water. My goal is that you go home after riding with me and say: "This was my best trail ride ever!"