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CORNERSTONE RANCH

Central Massachusetts #1 Horseback Riding Ranch!

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IT TAKES A RANCH! Thank you for visiting our website. Cornerstone Ranch offers year-round horseback riding for beginners through advanced. Please browse the entire Cornerstone Ranch web site to learn more about trail riding, riding lessons, sleigh rides, wagon rides, birthday parties, and pony rides at Cornerstone Ranch, located in Central Massachusetts.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch… Expertly uniting horses and people to provide a wide array of activities. Celebrating the love of nature, and the beauty of life’s splendors. Happy, lasting memories made to be treasured. Your best adventures begin here: Easy online booking for an activity perfect for you!

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From $45.00

Experience the beautiful landscape and treed forest of central Massachusetts riding a beautiful horse at the Ranch! Ranch trail rides are super-fun all year round. No experience is needed and new riders are welcome. Choose either a one-hour or two-hour trail ride. Spaces fill so book soon!

From $55.00

Sign on for super-fun, safe lessons, structured for you to learn at the best pace possible for your comfort level. Lessons guided by MA licensed riding instructors who truly care about our horses, your experience and find ways to reach your goals! Classes are year ’round inside the riding arena or outside.

From $260.00

Have the ultimate birthday party for your child and join us at Cornerstone Ranch for horseback riding, pony rides and wagon rides! Beautiful, comfortable covered area with tables & chairs provided; Camp fire, hot chocolate & s’mores in the cooler weather. Stay as long as you like — no overnights 🙂

From $265.00

5-6 hours of riding, a healthy lunch, and lots of fun! Also included is a mounted demonstration and a group horse-drawn ride throughout the Ranch property and trails. A full day of riding guaranteed to safely advance riding skills. Learn new skills and make new friends, both horse and human!

From $160.00

Kid’s all-day riding workshops are an ideal way to introduce children with limited riding experience to the pleasures of horseback riding, and for children who are already experienced riders to practice what they know and enjoy the pleasure of learning new skills. Ages 8-16 y/o, beginner-advanced.

From $750

Get a group of friends, students, co-workers, or family together and enjoy a fun-filled adventure that combines trail riding on beautiful trails and horse-drawn touring throughout the Ranch! Stay beyond if you wish to include delicious dining at the Ranch.

From $55

Bring out your inner pioneer while enjoying the beautiful scenery at the Ranch on a fun horse-drawn ride! Learn all about driving horses. Ice cream is served to you before, after or for you to enjoy along the ride. Pony rides are available for youngsters during your Ranch visit too!

From $385

Learn all about horses and have fun riding twice daily with fellow horse-lovers! Beginner-advanced, ages 8-16 y/o. Program includes riding twice daily. Show off your new riding skills by participating in a horse show on the final day of the program. Dates to be posted soon for 2023.

ON THE BACK OF A HORSE YOU WILL FIND PARADISE - STELLA A. WALKER


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Cornerstone Ranch is family-owned and operated spanning 55 acres in Princeton and Rutland, Massachusetts.

Activities are varied with something for everyone. Trail rides are for people that have never ridden before, and for experienced riders. Learn valuable horsemanship skills with riding lessons for beginners-advanced riders, plus adult all-day riding workshops.

Pony rides, horse-drawn wagon rides and ice cream in warm weather, sleigh rides this winter!

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MORE FUN AT CORNERSTONE RANCH


DELICIOUS FOOD!

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Visit the Wild Child Express concession trolley for delicious food and tasty local ice cream!

Horse drawn wagon rides with ice cream in warm weather, sleigh rides in the wintertime!

Giddy up and celebrate your little cowboy or cowgirl’s birthday at Cornerstone with our lovable horses!

Cornerstone Ranch Emerges from Pandemic with Beautiful Upgrades to the Ranch

2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — PRINCETON, MA, USA, September 21, Cornerstone Ranch has used the time since the pandemic to update its facilities, resulting in more comfort and enjoyment for the horses, employees, and customers. The ranch has added new fencing, upgraded customer areas, and expanded parking, and erected new barns and a covered hitching post. Horseback…

Hold on to Your Hat!

Especially when it’s a COWBOY Hat at Cornerstone Ranch! By Reba Frederics 10/5/22 If you wear a cowboy hat, you already understand how different it is from donning any other type of head covering. Where knits and pom-poms can be colorful and will keep your head warm, baseball caps support your team spirit and shield…

Day in the Life of a Wrangler

As the newest Wrangler at Cornerstone, life as a Wrangler involves a lot of learning, hard work, and fun! Our key responsibilities are caring for the horses and making sure our customers are safe and have a good time on their trail rides. Our typical day starts with bringing the horses from their paddocks after…

MOSEY THROUGH OUR 5-STAR GOOGLE REVIEWS

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Most fun at Cornerstone Ranch

Had the most fun today at Cornerstone Ranch. Everyone was so, kind, helpful, patient and enthusiastic. Got to rid Frick and my wife was on Target. Beautiful expansive ranch with exceptional animals. We will be back!! See you soon.

– Joseph P.
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Had a Wonderful Time

We had a wonderful time. The ranch was amazing and our guide did a great job. I highly recommend a visit to Cornerstone Ranch! ❤️

– Karen B.
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Amazing Trail Ride

My spouse and I had {my first ever} a AMAZING trail ride at cornerstone. They were patient, the horse they picked for me (being my first ever interaction) was the most gentle being (all the horses were very calm and friendly). Our wrangler and trail guide was friendly, informative and encouraging as well as reassuring. Checking in with me throughout the trail as well as praising me (I was towards the rear, right behind the back wrangler). I cannot wait to return and cannot recommend this place enough!!!!

– B.
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Planning to return for a sleigh ride...

We really enjoy coming to the Cornerstone Ranch! The horses are gentle and beautiful and the guides are friendly, helpful, and informative. We are looking forward to returning and are planning to do a sleigh ride this winter. Highly recommend!

– Charlotte S.
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Amazing Place!

All staff were friendly and the horses were nice. It was my the first time riding a horse (private riding lesson). I was riding the horse named Louie. He is very smart, sweet and very caring and patient. Thanks to him, I had only good emotions on my first riding lesson. My instructor was Julia. She is a very positive person and a great teacher. Highly recommend.

– J Terry
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Wonderful Two-Hour Ride

I bought this experience for my 21-yo daughter and it was her first trail ride. What an amazing time we had! Our trail guide, Reba, was excellent. I rode Hercules (later found out he is a fan-favorite) and my daughter rode Apache (an absolute gem). The horses are clean and well taken care of. We did the 2-hour ride and it was wonderful. We will be back!!

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Thank You

Just want to say how awesome Susan (the owner) and her staff are! They took excellent care of my big family! Thank you! Can’t wait to come back for more fun rides!!

– Yelena K.
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Loves Riding at Cornerstone Ranch

I LOVE riding at Cornerstone Ranch in Princeton! The owner, instructors are the best!! They take fantastic care of their riders, educating, helping each of us become the best rider we are able to be. The horses are sweet, healthy, a pleasure to ride! The facilities, trails are top-notch! Its where I go for my horse fix, you will enjoy it too!

– Joyce K.
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Fun 2-Hour Trail Ride

I booked a 2 hour trail ride for my daughters 13 birthday. This was our first time at this ranch our 2nd time going on a trail ride (first time was for an hour). This place was absolutely amazing. There was about 8-10 of us on the trail ride. Including 2 younger girls(1 being my daughter). The ladies were amazing. So bubbly and helpful. The other place we had gone to before the instructor was so uptight and kinda grumpy but we figured for safety reasons she had to be that way but not these girls. They had everyone laughing joking and made sure everyone was having a good time. I would definitely recommend Cornerstone Ranch in Princeton Ma.

– Kerri W.
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1st Time Riders

1st time riders (myself and 10yo) for one hour guided ride. Staff made it easy, comfortable and enjoyable. Very relaxing ride through the woods and scenery, even saw wild animals and a view of Boston skyline. Highly recommend and we will be back!

– Sarah F.
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Great Experience

Our first riding experience, we set out on a beautiful fall afternoon, we had Louie and DaKota such beautiful and gentle horses. The owner Susan and her wranglers were fantastic What a great experience, can’t wait to visit again. Oh and on the way out my granddaughter met a farm friend named Gary couldn’t resist taking a photo.

– Pricilla P.
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Fabulous 2-Hour Ride

We had a fabulous 2 hr ride on the trails. The guides were friendly, helpful, and reassuring to those who've never ridden a horse. The horse were well behaved and well trained. Love horses Dusty and Hercules! Gentle beings. There was never a moment of fear or discomfort during the trail ride. Thank you for a splendid experience. Will certainly explore riding lessons at the stable 😀.

– Noorulhuda R.
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Wonderful Experience

We had a wonderful experience at Cornerstone Ranch. My 11 year old daughter and I had never ridden a horse before, but it was something we’ve both always wanted to do. My daughter was excited, but got really nervous once she was near the horse. Our instructor (sorry, her name slips my mind) was patient, informative, and personable. She helped my daughter feel more comfortable, and by the end my daughter didn’t want to leave! Our instructor also did a great job matching us up with horses that worked well for us. In fact, everyone we interacted with was very warm and welcoming. We’re looking forward to our next visit!

– Jackie G.
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Great Experience, First Time Riding

Great experience for my first time riding. I booked an hour long public trail ride for me and my girlfriend. The group we joined was a reasonable size. The wranglers (Olivia, Sydney, and Reba) were caring, patient, and helpful. The pace was good for a beginner like me. It was like a leisurely stroll through the woods. Since you have to have both hands on the reigns, I couldn't get any pictures during the ride, but they take nice pictures of you at the end and email it to you. Also, it would inconvenient to drop anything during the ride and they advise against it. The experience was competitively priced. Would recommend!

– Gene Y.
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Adult All-Day Workshop

I attended an adult full-day workshop at Cornerstone Ranch as a beginner. I had previous riding experience on trail rides, including during a week-long stay at a guest ranch, but I had never had a formal lesson before. Julia was an amazing instructor. She was incredibly patient and supportive -- during the first half of the day, I was practicing a posting trot for the first time. We had a delicious lunch with ice cream before our afternoon lesson. Total time in the saddle was about 6 hours or so, and I loved every minute. The other students were also very friendly and I felt so welcome at the ranch. The horses were so well trained and sweet -- Julia does a good job matching horse to rider based on personality and experience. I hope to be back!

– Melody W.
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Wonderfully Amazing

I wish I had the words to explain how wonderfully amazing this place is ! We had my Son's 1st birthday here today. The staff was so friendly informative and funny! Thank you so much cornerstone ranch ! We will be back again soon

– Margarita O.
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Amazing Instructors

My family and I have made this a go to place. I love the horse back riding experience, the instructor's are amazing, friendly, and great teachers for newbies. They pick the right horse every time I go that matches our personality. They offer the helmets for free, they always have a bonfire going on with free hot chocolate for the winter with all you will need to make a Smore 😍 We have celebrated my birthday, and my son's birthday there as well. The staff's are always available, friendly and fun to talk to. They have a mini food truck as well and today they also had live band music. The place is well kept.

– Yvette O.
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Professional, Pleasant and Safety Minded

July 10th, 2022. My 9yr old granddaughter, Daughter and myself took the two hour trail ride at Cornerstone Ranch ; it was excellent. They were very professional, very pleasant and very safety minded. The horses were very docile and well cared for, with an appropriate animal for each of us. I had a question before hand and Sue got back to me immediately. It was an excellent experience and heartily recommend Cornerstone Ranch.

– Greg D.
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Incredible Afternoon

First time riding for both of us in several decades. Guides were very nice and helpful. My 64 year old partner was extremely nervous but at the end, he said it was one of best memories of the year! Horses were well mannered and easy to ride. Lots of fun to make for an incredible afternoon!

– Sonya D.
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Amazing Place!

Amazing place! It was my first time riding horseback, and the staff and horses were so nice. No one made me uncomfortable after I said I was nervous since it was my first time. My horse Tommy was the best and was so gentle. I definitely recommend going here!

– Elizabeth P.
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Wholesome Experience

Incredible staff and facility!!! It was my first time ever getting on a horse today and the wonderful ladies at the ranch made me feel so welcome and safe during the trail ride! I cannot say enough great things about this place, a great price for such a wholesome experience. Will be back regularly after today!

– Tatyana S.
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Hour Trail Ride

I had a great time! Everyone is so friendly and they answered all my questions. The horses are well trained and in great shape, absolutely beautiful. My husband and I took an hour long guided trail ride through the woods that was was both exciting and relaxing, definitely something to experience in your life. I recommend this to anyone at any age! We will be coming back for sure!

– Lauren R.
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Fantastic!

This was my first time going on a trail ride, and it was fantastic! The weather was perfect, the leaves were in full autumn splendor, and the horse I rode, Dakota, was such a delight. Thanks again, Cornerstone Ranch!

– Chyle C.
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Highly Recommended

Great experience for a first time rider. All the handlers (wranglers) were friendly, Gave good directions, and willing to help in any way. We did the one hour tour, but plan for approximately 1-3/4 hours since it takes time for everyone to mount at the beginning, take pictures at the end, and dismount. Highly recommend.

– Michael E.