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20+ places to go Horseback Riding in North Texas

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.

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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.

Chisholm Trail Rides

Location: 15422 County Road 335, Quinlan, TX 75474

Be sure to book a time slot and advise which level of riders are in your group. Horses ride side by side in groups. Factor in 30 minutes of instructional warm-up, so that beginners and experienced riders can follow the same trail.

They offer 2-hour semi-private and private trails and 3-hour trails for ages 5 and up. 2 riders minimum in a group, up to 10 maximum.

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

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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

Mill-Again Stables

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.

Woodhaven Stables

Location: 3670 Orr Road, Allen TX 75002

Windmill Stables

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.

Shenanigan Stables

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.

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Skyview Stables

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.

Kepler Equestrian

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.

Capricorn Equestrian

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

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.

Diana Masters

Thursday 29th of September 2022

My daughter attends western horseback riding lessons with Amanda and Stephaine just a few minutes outside of Melissa by the Z Plex. Each of these ladies have amazing experience as horse trainers and also trainers of people. We cannot say good enough things about these two women. They have weekly lessons on the most beautiful ranch and the horses are well taken care of and not overly used. They even have monthly lease options. My daughter didn't know anything about horses and now a year later we are leasing my daughters dream horse. What we love most is the time spent here at the ranch with this amazing community and their knowledge. These women keep their horses trained and cared for so that the horses and kids can have the best rides possible.... this is not just a riding facility, this is the heart of our community.

These ladies partner together and we are so lucky!

Lady A Horse Performance - - Amanda's

Sweetinfit Horsemanship - - Stephaine's

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

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