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Central Massachusetts #1 Horseback Riding Ranch!



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 $595

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.


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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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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!

Riding Clinic Teaches Stock Seat at Cornerstone

June 2022- Danielle Ray, Landmark correspondent PRINCETON — Cornerstone Ranch was a flurry of equestrian activity during a three-day horseback riding clinic last month instructed by Ron McLoughlin of the Classical Stock Seat School of Arizona. “We love hosting clinics, because in this area it is hard to find riders who ride classical stock seat…

Benefits of Riding Horses at Cornerstone Ranch

Benefits of Riding Horses at Cornerstone Ranch For Adults and Children From almost as far back as I can remember, animals have always been a part of my life. Starting with my first hamster, Gertie, when I was five years old and E.T. had just come out in theaters, I have always found joy in…

Message from Susan Connell, Founder and Owner

Hello! My name is Susan Connell, and I am a highly passionate and dedicated individual who has a sole mission to leave the world a little better than I found it. As the Founder and Owner of Cornerstone Ranch, I take great pride in being able to drive the connective bond between people and horses…


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Wonderful Family Fun Establishment

I took my boyfriend and kids here to do a 1 hour trail ride. Staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. What a great experience!!! My daughter loves it so much we signed her up to do the summer riding program.

– Elizabeth R. | Tripadvisor
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Such A Fantastic Ranch

I’ve hosted a birthday party here which was wonder and have sent my kids to week long summer camps and had them take riding lessons. They have a truly beautiful ranch and are just great with kids!

– Jenn J. | Tripadvisor
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Fun 2-Hour Trail Ride

My daughter and I went on the 2 hour trail ride. We had a great time! The instructors were wonderful: so kind and knowledgeable. We will definitely go back. Be sure to wear bug spray!

– Susan L. | Tripadvisor
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Great Ride

My trail ride was a birthday present that delivered in every way. Our guide May was great. She was calm, patient and funny with us not so experienced riders. It was a fun leisurely ride and perfect for beginners. I would go back for sure!

– April W. | Tripadvisor