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Top East Coast Horseback Riding Adventures

Top East Coast Horseback Riding Adventures

Horse Tours of Gettysburg: Adams County, PA

Gettysburg is the ideal location to learn some history and bring home memories. And even better, you can do so from the back of a horse! You and your whole family can tour the Gettysburg Battlefield on a horseback ride or carriage tour. 

This is a unique experience that allows you to see history from the perspective of a soldier. The rides are family-friendly, and the affordable prices provide a great way to make the most of your Gettysburg experience.

Marriott Ranch: Hume, VA

Marriott Ranch is a 4,200-acre working cattle ranch featuring a bed and breakfast event site 60 miles west of Washington, DC. This is the perfect horseback riding destination for you if you’re looking for an out-west atmosphere with back-east convenience.

Marriott Ranch is situated just fifty miles west of the Capital Beltway in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They offer a variety of horse-related activities, the most popular being the ninety-minute trail rides across parts of the stunning 4,200-acre working cattle ranch. Whether riding through pastures, across creeks, or through peaceful woods, you can enjoy yourself at Marriott!

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort: Highland, New York

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is a horseback riding adventure you can’t miss. In fact, TripAdvisor rated it the #1 All-Inclusive Family Resort in the United States. Rocking Horse is also home to one of North America's largest saddle horse operations. 

In addition to daily trail rides, Rocking Horse Ranch also features fun and informative daily horse parades. Check out “The Greatest Herd In The World” twice daily during the horse parades. Wranglers will share facts and answer questions while you take pictures and make memories!

If you’re craving more horse time and knowledge, Rocking Horse also puts on horseshoeing demonstrations. You can watch expert farriers shoe the horses of the world’s largest guest ranch in the specially designed Blacksmith’s Shop.

Shangrila Guest Ranch: South Boston, VA

Shangrila Guest Ranch is ideal for a family vacation, girl’s weekend, or work retreat. This ranch is known for its service, down-to-earth atmosphere, and year-round trail riding opportunities. There are many options, from an all-inclusive horseback riding vacation package to wagon rides or hourly and day trail rides. You can bring your horse or ride with one of Shangrila’s!

Whether you’re going with friends or taking the whole family, there are plenty of activities to make anyone happy! From gathering chicken eggs to feeding ducks and other farm animals to gathering around the campfire for s’mores- Shangrila is an exciting place to be any time of the year! 

Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm: Fayston, Vermont

Check out a more unusual horseback riding adventure in the Mad River Valley of Central Vermont. At the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm, you can tour the mountains, meadows, and forests of one of the oldest breeds in the world! Plus, the tireless and efficient gaits of the Icelandic Horse make them the ideal trail horse.

If you’ve ever been curious about these special horses, there’s probably no better introduction to the remarkable Icelandic Horse than the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm daily trail rides. They’ll match a horse to your experience level and travel at a pace that suits you so you can experience the horse’s gentle temperament and comfortable gaits!

The experienced trail riding guides will lead you out along the scenic back roads of the Mad River Valley, across meadows, and into the woods on the slopes of the Green Mountains. Along the way, you’ll learn about the unique characteristics and history of Icelandic Horses and the countryside's natural features, wildlife, and scenery. 

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