Book a Fairbanks Equestrian Beginners Trail Ride!
Our beginner’s trail rides are $60 per person plus 13% HST for all ages. Please choose a date, time and number of riders in the reservation. Then please select AGE category and EXPERIENCE LEVEL for ALL riders in your group so that we have appropriate horses available for your group (****these fields are REQUIRED in order to check out so if you have ZERO riders in any age category please select zero or you will not be directed to the checkout page****). Please choose Beginner for any rider that is either a first timer/very little riding experience, nervous, or preferring a slower paced ride. Choose Experienced for riders that have ridden many times and are comfortable trotting and/or cantering. **PLEASE NOTE** – the beginners ride is a WALK ONLY ride, if you wish a faster paced ride please book the scenic trail ride or inquire about booking a private ride time.
Our beginner trail rides are walk-only and approximately 45 minutes in length. This ride includes a 10 minute riding lesson to learn some basics and gain some confidence before heading out on the trail. The trail ride portion includes fields and trails, quiet roadside, and a gorgeous scenic outlook over the Saugeen River. This ride does NOT include riding through our river and is suitable for younger or nervous children and adults not sure if they are ready for our longer river ride. It’s a great introduction to horseback riding complete with instruction and helps you to decide if you’d like to come back for our river ride in the future. If you or your child are nervous about riding or going through the river and/or this is your first time please select this ride for your first visit with us. Please arrive 20 minutes sharp prior to your scheduled ride time (earlier is not preferred as our staff may be out on another ride) and plan to allow about 1.5 hours from arrival to return from your ride in order to allow time for signing the required insurance waivers, selecting a helmet, mounting your horse and having your saddle adjusted to fit you properly. All participants must sign a liability waiver (parent or guardian must sign for minors) and wear an approved riding helmet. Helmets are provided or bring your own. Footwear should have a small heel, no open toed shoes or sandals allowed for safety reasons.
***PLEASE NOTE – if you are more than 10 minutes late the ride will have to leave without you if there are other riders on the same ride and no refund will be given.
Riders must be 8 years of age and up, with a maximum weight of 250 lbs. Double riding with young children is not permitted for safety reasons. Children must be confident enough to control their own horse and ride independently, regardless of age, so we ask parents to please assess their child’s confidence level and desire to ride prior to booking. No refunds will be given for any riders that choose not to participate after arrival or wishing to not complete the full ride. For children under the age of 8 or not confident enough for the full trail ride we also offer pony rides on the farm as well as riding lessons.