Looking for a great horseback riding spot near you? Look no further! In this blog post, we will list 20+ of the best horseback riding spots in the area.
Whether you or your kids are beginners or experienced riders, there is something for everyone here. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start riding!
What child doesn’t dream of horseback riding? In North Texas and Oklahoma, there are stables that offer guided trail riding and riding lessons you can take.
Are you wondering, ‘Where is the closest horseback riding near me?’ Well here are 20+ places to go Horseback Riding in North Texas.
Did we miss your favorite? Let us know.
Places to go for a Trail Ride
Be sure to call ahead and make an appointment. Although some of these places do accept walk-ups, there are also many that take reservations only.
Be sure to wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and weather-appropriate clothing ahead of your ride.
South Fork Ranch, Parker
Location: 3700 Hogge Dr, Parker, TX 75002
Their trail riding is really close to us! Their age limit is 8 and up or at least 48″ tall and you can ride with up to 6 riders in one session.
Open 7 days a week, weather permitted and based on availability. They request bookings 48 hours in advance.
You can ride at 10 am, 11.30, 1 pm, 2.30, and 4 pm
Four Fillies Farm
Location: 11242 Friendship Road, Pilot Point, TX 76528
Even if you’ve never been on a horse, Chuck and Tiffany will provide tips and ensure you feel comfortable. They offer Summer camps and lessons in addition to trail rides too.
Widowmaker Trail rides in Southlake
You could combine your trail ride with a photoshoot here and it’s only 10 minutes west of Dallas Fort Worth airport.
Riding slots are 2 hours long, $100 per person Monday – Friday, $120 per person at the weekend, ages 12 and up only. This might be a good option for a date night or with teens.
Marshall Creek Ranch, Southlake
Just 4 minutes west of Grapevine, maybe a 30-minute drive from West Plano, the ranch is situated on 2200 acres of 39 miles of beautiful equestrian trails on the shores of Lake Grapevine.
They have different levels from beginner to advanced. Be sure to check their Calendar for registration options
Heritage Hills Stables, Princeton, TX
Trail rides are about $40 per person. They also offer lessons at $120 for 6.
Broken Bow: if you’re heading up there for a vacation, be sure to check out the many options they have for Horseback riding and beautiful trails.
Places to take Riding Lessons
One big tip we want to share is about registering early. Many stables do have waitlists, some for 6 months to 1 year before starting riding lessons.
At what age can a child take Horseback Riding Lessons?
7 is the usual age, but some stables do take beginner riders as young as 3 or 4.
These are the most popular places for Horse Riding Lessons
3116 E Parker Road, Plano 75074
They offer summer camps too, so you can dip your toe in the water and try it out before committing.
Location: 3670 Orr Road, Allen TX 75002
Location: 2029 N Cliffe, Richardson, TX 75082
This family-owned stable is a firm favorite for parents whose kids want to learn a variety of English riding styles and the chance to do an intro session for one hour or take advantage of their beginner basics package (4 hours for $340 per student)
Minimum age of 7 years. Kids must be able to ride a bicycle without training wheels. Intermediate and advanced students can participate in group lessons.
Location: 836 State Hwy 205, Rockwall, TX 75032
Providing lessons and training for all levels, including for tiny tots under the age of 5, for just $30 a lesson! They do discounted packages for monthly fees, with weekly lessons.
Location: 300 Bevans Circle, Heath, TX 75032
Also, a great place for the smallest riders, offering lessons for 4-6year-olds, all the way up in age range to adults.
North Dallas Equestrian
Location: 615 Highridge Ln, McKinney, TX 75069
Right on our doorstep just outside McKinney, this is very popular for ongoing lessons for kids, as well as Summer camps and parties for kids.
Whispering Hills Equestrian, Prosper
Location: 3310 East Prosper Trail, Prosper, TX 75078
For our Northern dwellers, this Prosper option is open every day and has a great set-up for riders and horses.
Rockwall Hills Equestrian Center
Location: 339 Shenandoah Lane, Rockwall, TX 75087
Anyone ages 5-85 can take lessons, they find the right horse for you to ride and learn with.
Four Fillies Farm
Location: 11242 Friendship Road, Pilot Point, TX 76528
Lessons available, along with trail rides and Summer camp opportunities.
Merriwood Ranch, Garland
Location: 2110 E Miller Rd, Garland, TX 75041
One of the oldest horseback riding ranches in the DFW area, this one has been around since 1956 and is renowned for its facilities, friendliness, and lesson options.
Location: 3681 FM 546, Princeton, TX
Just outside of McKinney, in Princeton, you can try a Summer Camp there, or just jump straight into their beginner to advanced riding lessons.
Location: 17619 Soman Dr, Nevada, Texas 75173
Head out towards Farmersville to get out with the horses. This facility offers a monthly membership for those who want consistency with their riding lessons and training.
Heritage Hills Equestrian Center
Location: 8882 County Road 392, Princeton, Texas 75407
Located in Princeton, TX, for riders age 7+, they offer horseback riding summer camp, horseback riding lessons and trail rides.
Southfork Ranch also offers riding lessons 7 days a week. Lessons must be booked 48 hours in advance. Daily Riding Lesson times are 8:00, 10:00, 11:30, 1:00, 2:30, and 4:00 and are approximately 1 hour in length. Tickets must be purchased 48 hours in advance of the lesson. Please print your confirmation and present it to your wrangler at check-in. Confirmation is sent to your email address when booking. Riders MUST arrive 45 minutes prior to the lesson. Age/height requirements are at the wrangler’s discretion.
- Riders must not exceed 240 pounds
- Closed-toe shoes required
- Lessons are available for all skill levels
What to Know Before You Go Horseback Riding in the DFW Area.
Before you book a horseback riding adventure, here are a few things you should know.
Call ahead. Most of the horseback riding places listed above would usually prefer you make a reservation.
Ask About Ages. Age restrictions are common. A few will let your child ride with an adult — but some don’t. Ask before you go since everyone is different.
Know Your Child. Even if your child is old enough to go horseback riding, think about whether it will be too much for them. Many of them offer a short lesson or experience to help them get over any initial fears or overcome the unknown and get them familiar with the horses.
Ask about Weight. All the horseback riding stables and ranches will have a weight limit, I saw 220 for a few places, and others were a bit higher. Make sure you ask before you go. You don’t want to get there and not have a horse you can ride.
Check the directions on their website or call them first. Several horseback riding stables may be on farm roads and the GPS may not direct you to the exact right place.. Be sure before you head out to get directions directly from the site of the stables vs. relying on GPS.
Gay Leigh Bingham
Wednesday 10th of August 2022
I would like to submit Broken Bow Ranch as a great horseback riding experience. We offer trail rides and lessons. Check out our 5 star reviews on fb and Google. Sewgoville, Texas