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.
HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS & TOURS IN PRINCETON, MA
Cornerstone Ranch is open year ’round, and we offer both 1- and 2-hour guided trail rides on horseback, as well as private and group horseback riding lessons, and horse-drawn rides.
For a peaceful journey through the forests of Princeton and Rutland, take a guided horseback trail ride. Suitable for all riding experience levels and for anyone ages 10 and up, enjoy the beauty of the woods at a walking pace while experiencing a special bond with your horse for the ride. On a clear day, you may see all the way to the Boston city skyline from Mellon Hill, the point of highest elevation from the geographical center of Massachusetts. Trail rides are led by helpful Wranglers who will provide brief instruction prior to the ride so that everyone feels comfortable controlling their horse in the open environment.
If you’re interested in advancing your horsemanship skills further and learning more advanced maneuvers including trotting and cantering, we also offer riding lessons and all-day workshops, held in the enclosed riding ring or spacious indoor arena depending on the weather. Private lessons are a half-hour long and are especially helpful for beginners to feel comfortable in the saddle as well as for more advanced riders who wants to hone a particular technique or skill. Once you feel comfortable, group lessons are also fun and offer a longer lesson time of 1 hour, as well as the opportunity to observe other riders in a friendly, encouraging atmosphere. Riding lessons are taught by licensed Massachusetts riding instructors and owners of Cornerstone Ranch, Susan Connell and Julia Connell.
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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!
Experience the beautiful landscape and treed forest of Central Massachusetts riding a sweet, lovable horse! Ranch trail rides are super-fun all year round. No experience is needed and new riders are welcome. Choose either a 45 minute to one-hour trail ride, or two-hour trail ride. Spaces fill so book soon!
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.
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 & marshmallows for toasting at the camp fire in the cooler weather. Stay as long as you like — no overnights 🙂
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.
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!