If you want the perfect getaway to go horseback riding in Oregon or to start taking lessons, read below to find out.
Oregon isn’t just for hipsters and hazy IPA enthusiasts, despite many breweries in the state. It covers an estimated
30 million acres of forests and is home to incredible biodiversity. In addition, the state’s unique rocky coastline creates a beautiful setting for photo ops and outdoor experiences.
First opening its doors in 1981, C&M Stables is an Oregon must-do. Its location is Southwest of Portland and North of Florence.
The stables offer guests the chance to saddle up and ride on some of the most gentle and loving horses along the beautiful Oregon coast.
Whether it’s your first time on a horse or your 30th time, the staff or wranglers at the stables make sure that you feel safe before, during, and after your ride, matching you with the proper horse.
With various horseback rides, choosing an adventure that fits your style and budget becomes easier.
Start the journey with a 30-minute ride through the wetlands and forest toward the surf. This ride is perfect for anyone from a beginner to an intermediate rider.
1.5 hours and 30 minutes on the beach
- 1 – 3 people $95
- 4 – 9 people $90
2 hours and 1 hour on the beach
- 1 – 3 people $125
- 4 – 9 people $120
• Only for Children 8 years and older
Dune Trail Rides
This trail ride is about soaking up all the wonders of the Oregon coast and enjoying all the picturesque views of the dunes. Keep your eyes peeled; the coast is a magnificent and ever-evolving beast.
- 1 -3 people $75 per person
- 4 -9 people $70 per person
1.5 hour ride
- 1 -3 people -$95 per person
- 4 -9 people $90 per person
Morning Adventure Ride
For advanced riders only, the perfect way to begin mornings is cantering and trotting along the beach.
2 hours ride, 1 hour on the beach
- 1-6 people $200 per person
Sunset beach rides
Nothing beats seeing the slowly fading lights of the sun as the sun sets.
- $200 per person. 1 hour on the beach
Beach And Dune Trail Ride
This ride includes more time on the beach and trails for an even longer time in the saddle.
Corral Kid Rides
Designated for kids. Children can go horseback riding without fear. Rides can be led either by a wrangler or by you.
- We lead for 15 minutes: $35 for 30 minutes
- You lead 15 minutes: $20 for 30 minutes
Note: The private rides are available with a 2-person minimum and charged at $200 per rider
- They are open year-round
- Call for reservationsl
- Maximum weight limit of 285 lbs
- Riders 17 and under must wear a helmet
- A debit/ credit card is required for the reservation,$5 processing fee is charged.
Address: 90241 US-101, Florence, OR 97439, United States
Phone: (541) 997-7540
Green Acres Beach And Trail Rides
Green Acre Beach and Trail Rides offer rides on the beach for riders looking for a private or secluded time.
Whether looking for the perfect spot to pop the question or a laid-back trail ride to the beach, look no further than Green Acres.
The trail offers 1-hour rides ($110 per rider) to the pacific ocean or 2-hour park tours.
Catering to riders with experience, get the chance to ride up and down dunes, occasionally heading to the water’s edge.
This tour is charged at $250 per rider. In addition, camel rides are also available. Typical ride times are 10:30 am 12pm 1:30pm 3pm and 4:30pm.
- Riders must be at least eight years old and weigh less than 240 lbs
- A $50 per person deposit is required at the time of booking.
Address: 5985 Pacific Ave, Cloverdale, OR 97112, United States
Phone: (541) 418-2313
Smith Rock Trail Rides
When it comes to providing a not-so-average horseback ride, you can be sure of that at this stables.
From the small person ride groups to the experienced, well-trained horses featured in movies, Smith Rock ensures that each ride goes out and becomes a memorable experience for all involved.
Ride The Rocks For 1.5 Hours
Step back in time and enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding vistas as the trail takes you along crooked canyons and rocks filled with so much history.
The cost is $135 per rider, while the private ride is $245.However, this ride is by reservation only and perfect for a special occasion or special treat.
- The minimum riding age is nine years old
- The maximum weight limit is 210 lbs
- Deposits and final payments made within 14 days of the ride date are non-refundable
Address: 20890a NW Butler Rd, Terrebonne, OR 97760, United States
Phone: (541) 604-6769
Bandon’s Beach Riding Stables
Explore the beautiful Bandon beach on horseback. Whether you are a novice rider apprehensive about riding or an experienced rider looking for a 90% beach and 10% ride, Bandin beach makes sure each ride is memorable.
Before rides begin, riders are given instructions on the proper technique by one of the wranglers; after which the ride departs to the beach.
The ride is about two and a half miles on the beach, and guests are invited to disconnect and enjoy the wildlife, sea life, and stunning rocks.
- 10am $65 (1 hour)
- 12pm $65 (1 hour)
- 2pm $65 (1 hour)
- 4pm $65 (1 hour)
- 6 pm $85 (1 to 1.5 hours, March-September)
- 8 pm $95 (1 hour, June-August)
- Prices are per horse
- Riders aged six and up are welcome to ride
- The weight limit is 240 -300 lbs; riders who weigh more than 270lbs should call the stables before booking.
- Riders aged 17 and younger are required to wear a helmet
- Private rides are charged at $120 per hour per horse
- Cancellations and changes made within 24 hours are not refunded
- Online bookings are recommended. However, reservations through calls are also accepted.
Address: 54629 Beach Loop Road, Bandon, Or 97411
Horseback riding on Corbett’s Farm is a great way to spend time outdoors. With over 8.5 acres, the farm has woods, trails, paddocks, and an indoor and outdoor arena.
This farm offers 40-minute local trail rides. The better rates are your best.
- $95 for your first ride
- $85 for your second ride
- $75 for your third ride and all rides after that
- 225lbs is the weight limit for all riders
- Cancel anytime for a 50% refund or reschedule at no additional fee
Address: 44350 SE Warriner Rd. Corbett, Oregon 97019
Phone: (503) 695-2956
Seeing the vast landscape of Oregon by horseback isn’t limited to only stable riding.
Not only does Oregon have a vast majority of state parks, but some of the trails are open year-round and provide varying terrain perfect for the varied horseback rider.
Here are some of the trails you will find exciting.
Canyon Creek Meadows
An 11.9-mile out and back loop, the Canyon Creek Meadow trail provides an experience unlike any other. With an elevation gain of 1600 feet, the trail is popular for its wildflower seasons and views of Three finger Jack and Lakes.
- Generally considered a moderate to difficult trail
- Trail usage is high during summer weekends and medium during fall weekends
- The highest elevation gain is 6490 feet
- Blooming wildflower season is from mid-July
- Pit toilet at the trailhead
- Dogs are welcome. However, they must be on a leash
- You can spot many wild animals; deer, mountain goats, and cougar.
- Horses are allowed on the lower parts of the loop
- Permits are required
Broken Top Loop Trail
A 24.9-mile loop trail, the Broken Top Loop trail is the perfect trail for anyone looking for a moderately challenging route.
With a wide variety of flora and fauna, this route has incredible views, numerous lakes, and bubbling creeks.
- You can see Mt Bachelor to the east and Sparks Lake and Cascade lakes basin to the south.
- Dogs are welcome. However, make sure they are on a leash
- Features high elevation gains of 1288 meters
- During summer, expect to pass loads of blooming wildflowers; Indian paintbrush, goldenrod, and daisies.
- Requires a permit for overnight stays
- There is a horse camp offering parking during the day. In addition, there are seven campsites with 24 corrals, a toilet, and bins for manure.
- Water is available from a hand pump.
Orchard And Cedar Grove Loop Trail
With its location in Gresham, Orchard and Cedar Grove Loop trail is an easy loop trail perfect for beginners and experienced riders looking for a more open trail.
The trail has many wildflowers and rabbits with a combination of meadows and forests.
- 3.3 miles
- Features a variety of elevation gains and terrain
- Open year-round and is popular with birders, cyclists, and hikers
- Dogs are welcome but must be leashed
- Well-maintained trail with markers along the path
The first rails to trail’ park in Oregon, Banks-Vernonia, is a 43-mile out and back trail, generally considered a moderately challenging route.
- Open for day use year-round.
- The trail is slightly shaded in some areas thanks to the forest cover
- A four-foot-wide gravel trail for horses
- The trail features 13 bridges with minimal elevation changes
- Features five trailheads, all with restrooms and parking
- Pets must be leashed at all times
Oregon is a great horseback riding zone. In addition, you not only get numerous trails but a lot of stables offering everything from beginner-friendly rides to show-worthy level rides.
We hope this list helps you find the perfect location. Pack in what you need and research the stables’ policies before booking. Happy riding.