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The Catskills

The diverse region of the Catskills in southern New York is a short drive from the NYC/NJ/CT metro area, Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Capital Region of NY, and western Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Click on the map to journey through the four distinct sub regions of the Catskills and explore all that awaits you.

Horseback Riding in the Catskills

Saddle up and get ready to explore the Catskills on horseback!
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 rideā€”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.


Discover more horseback riding opportunities by visiting the websites for the 4 counties of the Catskills.


Discover the great outdoors by hiking through the Catskills, no matter your skill level.


Scenic highways that wind through quaint villages, around beautiful lakes, and offer amazing vistas.


The Catskills offer many opportunities to learn where your food comes from in unique travel experiences.