Enjoy a day to yourself surrounded by the beautiful mountain landscape while horseback riding in the Catskills. With more than 10 farms, stables, and ranches to choose from, beginners and avid riders alike can participate in a unique outdoor experience.
Ashokan Horseback Riding Club
Embark on a trail lesson with an experienced rider at the Ashokan Horseback Riding Club
in Olivebridge. Learn the basics of horseback riding while enjoying a scenic ride throughout the property, making your way through the woods, their field, and ring. Fencing lessons are also available for a truly unique experience. For exploration on foot, check out nearby Ashokan Rail Trail, one of the best Catskills hikes
Rough Riders Ranch
With trail rides for beginners and more experienced riders, Rough Riders Ranch
in East Jewett allows all levels of riders to explore the beauty of the Catskills on horseback. Carefully learn alongside the instructor or head out on a fast ride—the rides will take you along tree-lined paths, rivers, or through the pasture.
Bailiwick Animal Park & Riding Stables
Ride along 300 acres of private land on a horseback riding expedition at the Bailiwick Animal Park & Riding Stables
in Catskill. With riding lessons, mountain trail rides, and pony rides, there’s plenty of opportunities to learn or improve. While you’re there, visit the Animal Park, perfect for an awesome Catskills family getaway
K&K Equestrian Center at Ravine Farm
Family-owned K&K Equestrian Center at Ravine Farm
in East Durham offers a fun riding experience for all ages. Head out on a guided trail ride through woods with towering trees, and along wide open paths, offering views of the surrounding mountains. The younger ones in your family can experience the thrill of riding on a pony, and can also interact with the animals at the on-site petting zoo.
Free Rein Farm
Learn how to ride or become an expert rider at Free Rein Farm
in Saugerties. Offering lessons for various levels and ages, Free Rein Farm provides learning opportunities in horsemanship, grooming, equine safety, and more.
Bridle Hill Farm LLC
For year-round horseback riding and instruction, visit Bridle Hill Farm LLC
in Jeffersonville. Utilizing their indoor riding arena and outdoor arena, Bridle Hill Farm LLC offers both group and private lessons. Want to bring a larger group? Try their educational program, which features different lessons about horses, and life on a farm.
Mountain Brook Farm
Surround yourself in nature while horseback riding at Mountain Brook Farm
in Windham. Take in incredible views of the Catskill Mountains on a backcountry trail ride or take a lesson to learn more about riding. With lessons for all ages and levels, those new to riding and those who have ridden many times before are all welcome.
Rolling Stone Ranch LLC
Located in the iconic town of Bethel, Rolling Stone Ranch LLC
offers trail rides, lessons, and pony parties. Venture out along Rolling Stone Ranch’s 20 acres for a scenic trail ride to experience the brilliant landscape of the Catskills. Looking for a great birthday idea? Bring your whole family and celebrate with a pony party, featuring pony rides, crafts, a fire pit, and more.
Flying Change Farm LLC
Discover (and fall in love with) the world of horseback riding at Flying Change Farm LLC
in Accord. Offering lessons by appointment for beginner to intermediate children and adults, Flying Change Farm starts instruction with private lessons, then introduces semi-private instruction once riders are more comfortable.
Hadley Stables/Villa Roma Saddle Club
Experience a casual trail ride at Hadley Stables/Villa Roma Saddle Club
, located at Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon. See the beautiful scenery of the Catskills on horseback as your guide leads you through the woods, along tree-lined trails. Children ages 5 to 10 can also experience the fun of riding with pony rides.
Pine Ridge Dude Ranch
Choose from different levels of riding programs at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch
in Kerhonkson. The youngest horse lovers in your family can enjoy a pony ride while the experienced riders can try the intermediate or advanced rides, featuring walking and trotting. Interested in a more relaxing ride? The walk ride is for all levels and includes a leisurely ride in the woods. For a romantic experience, head out on a two-hour sunset ride.
No matter which adventure you choose, you’ll have an unforgettable experience horseback riding in the Catskills.