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Put your feet in the stirrups, grab the reins and see the beauty of Ontario on horseback.
Choose from two-hour, half-day, full-day and overnight rides and packages at places like Horseback Adventures in the Waterloo area or ride through gorgeous Niagara scenery with Horseplay Niagara. Plan a unique equestrian getaway at Whinny Acres in Beaver Valley or live the life of a wrangler at Rawhide Adventures in Shelburne. Adventures Stables in Whitney is your go-to for picturesque ride near Algonquin Park. Open year-round, it’s a perfect add-on adventure if you’re visiting a resort nearby. Treat yourself to a horse therapy session at Honora Bay Riding Stable, located on Manitoulin Island. Arabian horses are one of the most prized breeds, find out why at Stewart Coughlin Riding Ranch in the Almaguin Highlands.
With over 2000 horse boarding and breeding farms, 110 kilometres of rideable trails, and a host of equestrian events, the Headwaters region is definitely Ontario’s horse country. For a unique adventure, try winter trail riding, and keep your camera close for great wildlife viewing.
Greyden Farms in Erin Mills offers various horseback riding packages from beginners to advanced. The Ranch in Oakville also provides lessons all year round for adults and children, while Mountain View Stables in Blue Mountains, near Collingwood offers over 180 acres of woodland and pasture for great trail rides and riding lesson. In addition to trail riding, Fallbrook Trail Ranch offers group and private riding classes, as well as camp programs for kids. Pathways on Pleasure Valley is a gorgeous over 200 acre property just north of Toronto in Durham Region offering tranquil forest trail rides and riding lessons for all ages.
Looking for a unique experience? Getaway to Texas Longhorn Ranch in Strathroy; set out on a guided trail ride, enjoy hearty ranch-style meals, toast marshmallows over your private firepit, and to top it off, stay in a cozy covered wagon.
Nestled in the rugged Canadian Shield, Von Doeler`s Ranch offers customizable pack trips and cabin packages aimed to suit your level of riding experience, as well as to get you full exposure to the lakes, forest, trails and waterfalls. Set up your tent or RV at Horse Country Campground in Ottawa Valley, and take advantage of great riding packages, beach, pool and hot tub.