Horseback Riding in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania offers many options for horse lovers, whether you are a rider or a spectator. In addition to their many stables and horse farms, the state even sponsors its own Annual Pennsylvania Horse Show. Following are a few of the stables that offer horseback riding trails and other related activities.

Mountain Creek Riding Stable in the Poconos offers guided rides through the Mountain Creek and three additional miles of wooded trails. You can take a scenic horseback ride and encounter some the area’s natural wildlife as you are led through the woods by a radio-equipped, professional guide. The stable can accommodate riders at the beginner level and also provides private rides. Some of the other activities they offer are Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides and Pony Rides. For rates and more information, visit their website at

Triple W Stables in Honesdale also hosts a bed and breakfast called the Double W Ranch. Both facilities are located at the highest point in the area so you can image the spectacular views. They have been in business for over 45 years and are open year-round. Their professional guides will take the time to speak with you and match you with one of sixty horses that best suits your skill level. Additionally, everyone gets a free lesson and safety talk before heading out on one of the many beautiful trails with rides ranging between one to four hours. The stable also offers Horseback Riding Camping Trips, Pony Rides, Stage Coach Rides and Horse Drawn Hay Rides. Check them out at

For the more adventurous rider, Mountain Trail Horse Center in Wellsboro offers exciting wilderness trail rides. You can choose from their Part-day experience which lasts about three hours or longer for more experienced riders. The ride is at a walking pace but through a variety of terrain including the forest with hollows, over ridges and through streams. Children are welcome but the minimum age is 8 years old. You can also select their Full-day excursion which lasts between four to six hours. You will ride through a diverse territory of rougher country trails at a range of paces including controlled canters and gallops. They will also provide you with a hearty lunch on this one. The minimum age for this ride is 12 years. The Horse Center also offers overnight trips and two-hour Canyon Rides in real covered wagons with a guide who provides commentary through the whole journey! Their prices are very reasonable and you can find out more at

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