(618) 529-4110
722 Giant City Rd.
Makanda, Illinois 62958


About Us

Giant City Stables is located just inside  Giant City State Park, nestled in the Shawnee National Forest, just minutes south of Carbondale.  The area was named for the unique impressions made by its massive sandstone structures.  The natural splendor of Giant City has made it a renowned retreat that attracts more than 1.2 million visitors annually.  Visitors to the park enjoy many amenities, including camping, hiking, playgrounds, and the food and overnight accomodations at the Giant City Park Lodge.

The State Park is 4000 acres of spectacular countryside with a 12 mile horse trail around the park.  The River to River Trail is part of the 12 mile loop.

The Stable maintains about 30 horses of different types and breeds and in 2007 we opened our new covered arena. 

Giant City Stables is the home of Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding a non- profit organization. We provide life-changing equine therapy to individuals with a variety of disabilities in Southern Illinois. 

We are also the home of the famous cutting horse stallion, Pepto Doc Quixote, son of Peptoboonsmal.  

 You may also visit Peptos blog at:         

Ramona Twellman is a Path certified riding instructor and International Sociey of Rider Biomechanics Coach..