Are you looking to go horseback riding in San Antonio? The area surrounding San Antonio is home to a considerable number of impressive equestrian centers worth your time. We have compiled a list of 10 best horseback riding facilities in and around the city, have a glimpse:
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Westcreek Trail Rides
This company will give you sumptuous discounts if you show up on their premises with a group. So if you are looking for an affordable horseback riding facility to hang with your family or friends any time of the week (except Mondays), this establishment should be somewhere on top of your list. The company started in 2014 but doesn’t even appear like a starter in this industry. If you are active military personnel, you stand to benefit from this facility’s 10 percent discount for groups of six people or more. While there is a variety of horses, in addition to the likable environment and long nature trails, their prices may appear a little high to some people even with discounts. For instance, a one-hour trail ride costs $40 per rider. It is still an impressive horseback riding facility in San Antonio nonetheless.
Hollow Tree Ranch
There is plenty to do at Hollow Tree Ranch: horseback riding, horse camping, riding lessons, competition preparation, and even throwing a birthday party for you or anybody you love. It costs about $55 for a trail ride per person. They are quite restrictive when it comes to who jumps onto the back of their horse – people weighing over 200 lbs are discouraged from procuring any horse riding service. Military personnel is awarded a 10 percent discount. It’s worth checking out if you consider going for horseback riding in San Antonio
Stricker Trail Rides
With Stricker Trail Rides, one hour is enough if you haven’t been on the back of the horse for a long time. Plus, if you are out for a beautiful ride into the hills on some of the excellent horses of San Antonio, you might want to do so in this facility. It is situated in Hill Country in Boerne near Tapatio Springs which is a mere 25 minutes drive from San Antonio. If you must bring kids, they should be at least 6 years old – they should never come alone. All in all, this facility is one of the scenic trail riding destinations in San Antonio.
Turkey Creek Stables
Turkey Creek Stables has been providing a fun and safe horseback riding environment for San Antonians since 1988, accruing a great deal of experience during the entire time. As the name suggests, the company has Turkish roots and it could mean you are visiting a culturally diverse place with plenty of foreign bred horses. The facility is consists of three sections; one boarding stable and two spacious practice areas. The facility is situated at the intersection of Henderson Pass and Cypress Hollow Drive.
This small family-friendly facility offers lessons, training, and boarding for persons as young as 5 years old. Established in 2012, the stable is operated and owned by the Slattery family. It is worth mentioning that it is home to the semi-famous Fiesta Pony Club. Sandee, one of their main instructors, has over 30 years of experience in an array of horsemanship areas including dressage, eventing and pony club, jumpers, and hunters. The facility sits on a 40-acre property close to the intersection of Gardner Road and Pvt pass.
Gypsy Farms is a small farmette that offers English and western horseback riding lessons for intermediate and beginner riders. It is not a show farm but rather, a facility where anyone can learn more about the care, equine behavior, and riding. Basically, this is the place you should bring anyone who is not familiar with horses or wants to learn how to communicate with them. Although the facility was established in 2016, the experience seems to be abundant and well-versed. It is located on Ramblewood Street about 20 minutes drive from where the road intersects with Single Peak road.
Diamond C Stables & Ranch
Located between Boerne and San Antonio, just a few minutes’ driving distance from Interstate 10, Diamond C offers a safe and fun retreat area for adults and children that enjoy horseback riding. Some of the services offered include riding lessons, trail rides, and breeding. The facility consists of twenty-five 12′ by 12′ indoor stalls complete with fans and seven outdoor stalls. You can hold a party on their premises at an hourly fee of about $200 exclusive of such necessities as food and decorations.
Hidden Springs Equestrian Center
If you are looking for a spacious equine facility in San Antonio then you might want to consider this facility. Their ban can accommodate a maximum of 54 horses. It is a comfortable place to come with your horse – each barn has a fan and winter blanketing to keep the horses warm, plus grooming/bathing services. In addition to the outdoor and indoor riding arenas, visitors are free to explore riding trails on the 20-acre facility.
JK Highpoint Farm
Enroll here to learn hunter, trail, western, working hunter, or under saddle styles. Riders are matched to lesson horses before practicing the techniques in the facility’s outdoor or indoor riding arenas, jump courses, and turnout pastures. Students have the option of coming with their own horses or using the facility’s horses. Either way, all riders interested in horsemanship showing opportunities can work with a professional team of trainers while preparing for competitions.
Over half of this facility’s 800-acre ranch is covered with trails. It is a family owned-and-run ranch located 22 miles to the south of Burleson City. Some of the services offered include horseback riding lessons – this covers both cattle driving and cattle herding – and mechanical bull tours. All-terrain vehicle tours are also offered. Also, do you struggle roping on horseback from wranglers? This is the facility to enroll and learn the basics.