NEAR ALGONQUIN PARK ONTARIO
WE ARE OPEN!
PLEASE NOTE – for the AUGUST CIVIC holiday week, if you are unable to get in for one of our regular rides, please contact us and we will add a slot for you.
TRAIL RIDES ARE AVAILABLE
TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY
FROM MAY 15 – OCTOBER 20
10 AM, 11:30 AM & 1 PM
PAYMENT IN FULL & WAIVERS ARE
DUE BY 8 AM THE MORNING OF THE RIDE
(waivers links are below)
E-transfers to firstname.lastname@example.org
1 HR HORSEBACK RIDING
$70.00 (plus hst)
2 HR HORSEBACK RIDING
$125.00 (plus hst)
trail rides include
MINI RIDING LESSON
SAFE FRIENDLY GUIDES
TOP QUALITY HORSES
VARIED WILDERNESS TERRAIN
SOME RIDES SEE WATER
COMFORTABLE, SANITIZED TACK
STERILIZED RIDING HELMETS
PLEASE NOTE – 250 LB MAX
WHAT ABOUT COVID? Public Horseback Riding takes place exclusively out of doors, and so it is VERY EASY to do everything contactless & distanced. Our reins are a vinyl smooth surface so can be wiped easily between rides. Spacing? Well that’s a natural thing when horseback riding!
What is a mini lesson? We introduce everyone to their horses, show them what to do, and give everyone a contactless’stop start steer’ session. Your horse is held for mounting at the end of a long line, and you are coached from the ground until you feel in control. By the time everyone leaves, they always feel comfortable on their horses, and it’s easy to do with distances that are very comfortable.
How are they ‘Quality Horses’? That simply means that the horses we use have proven they are dependable and quiet. We use these horses for our camp program as well, so they are talented and not just ‘plunkers’. MORE importantly these horses have been with us a LONG time. We don’t sell our horses every year like some stables, these guys are our most valued friends. We love our horses and so will you!
What is ‘varied terrain’? On our one hour ride, it’s an easy trail. One or two small hills, and a nice tour through the woods. If you choose our two hour ride, we do more hills, and go to a lake where the horses drink. Our horses are well used to these trail conditions.
Do I need a helmet? Besides the fact that most insurance companies now have a MANDATORY helmet policy – it just makes SENSE! A sudden surprise can happen, even in the best of times. If you can only protect one thing, your HEAD is the smartest choice! Our helmets are plastic and ASTM approved, so CLEAN STERILIZED Helmets are easy to supply for each ride.
What’s with the boot/heel? The safest boot will have a 1 cm heel, to keep your foot from sliding through the stirrup. In 2020, we are adding TAPADEROS, which are a cover for the stirrup. That means you can wear a runner or hiker (no sandals please)
Public Trail riding near Algonquin
Have a look below, at some of the amazing horses, trails, and customers we have enjoyed since we opened our doors and offering trail riding in the wilderness near Algonquin Park in 2001! Beautiful images!
We are just outside the eastern gates of Algonquin, so there are plenty of things to do in the area! Try hiking, Kayaking, Fishing, Canoeing, Rockhounding, Antiquing, Birdwatching, Swimming – we have virtually everything you could want on a vacation! And in the fall, there’s the FANTASTIC FALL COLORS!
If you have any questions, there is an email folder & map at the bottom of each page. Be sure to follow the links below to visit us on social media, so you can see more photos & videos, & info on what we offer!
Everyone who rides must sign a waiver. Please follow the link and do them asap. Waivers must be in the night prior.
CHECK OUT THE 2020 VIDEO!
It’s been twenty plus years since we began doing public trail riding hear near Algonquin Park, and it’s been memorable! We still have some of the horses we started with, and we are SURE you will love them! We work hard to make sure we do the very best for our customers. Come join us for a ride! There’s no better way to see the Algonquin area than on horseback!
CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE OUR HORSEBACK RIDING VIDEO!
There are quite a few videos on our youtube channel, so be sure and subscribe to our channel. In 2020, we will be open for trail riding all year, all seasons!