Horseback riding in Ontario takes you off autopilot and tunes you into your natural surroundings. If you have never ridden a horse before, don’t worry, no experience is required. From tranquil trail rides, exciting cattle drives, and galloping Polo side-by-sides, there is a riding adventure waiting for you and your family.
Take a peaceful horseback trail ride through 225 acres of forest and valley pathways. Just one hour Northeast of Toronto, Pleasure Valley is located in Uxbridge and the beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine. They offer regularly scheduled guided horseback riding for all levels of riders as well as private and romantic trail rides. If you are new to riding horses, they offer introductory lessons where you can build your skills and confidence. Pleasure Valley also offers ground work lessons that teach basic horse psychology and body language to advanced level horse lunging.
Visit the Pleasure Valley website for more information.
Located at Peace Valley Ranch, Rawhide Adventures is a working cattle and horse ranch located North of Shelburne in the panoramic hills of Mulmur, Ontario. As the only operating western style ranch in Ontario, you can learn cattle driving, ranch riding, river riding, rough riding or just enjoy a ride in the Dufferin County Forest. The ranch raises Black Angus cattle, all managed from horseback. Summer horseback riding adventures include moving cattle for grazing and Fall involves herd separation. If you want to experience the cattle ranching life, Rawhide Adventures is an excellent opportunity for beginner and expert riders alike.
Cedar Valley Polo Club
If you enjoy team sports and like horseback riding, consider taking up Polo at Cedar Valley Polo Club in Mount Albert. The club is family friendly with players ranging in age from 7 to 70 and provides a fun learning environment for new players. They provide basic horse riding skills, games, and strategy training along with equipment and experienced ponies. If you are serious about playing, you can compete in local and international tournaments as well. With playing fields in Port Perry and Uxbridge, playing polo is just 30 minutes outside of Toronto.
Whether you are looking for a short trail ride, horseback riding lessons, an overnight cattle drive or want to learn a new team sport, your next horseback riding adventure is a short drive from Toronto.