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!
SUMMER HORSEBACK RIDING PROGRAMS
- Full day
Summer Horseback Riding Programs for Kids
Cornerstone summer riding programs 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.
Students can look forward to learning the basics of how to catch, lead, tie up, brush, bridle, saddle, mount, and how to care for a horse. They will receive riding lessons with an authentic horse show as the grand finale to demonstrate their skills!
Children are required to bring their own food, drinks, sunscreen, and suitable riding attire (such as long pants and a shoe with a heel) for the day. Comfortable clothing such as shorts and sneakers may be brought to change into. Helmets are available.
Drop-off is 8:30 a.m. and pick-up is 4:30 p.m.
Sign-in for drop-off & sign-out for pick-up is required.
- Riding twice daily
- Horse sense in saddling, mounting and grooming
- Exercising a horse
- Horse feeding and care
- Riding in a group
- Trail riding
- Horse show participation with authentic horse show ribbons
- Program T-shirt
- Other social and educational outdoor activities
Participants must be:
- 8-16 years old
- No experience required, but helpful of course! (Take a couple of lessons with us prior to program week if you wish).
Bring comfortable clothes. For riding: long pants and closed, comfortable shoes with a small heel. We have plenty of helmets, but if you would like to bring your own you may. Please make sure it is approved for riding. Bicycle helmets are not approved for horseback riding.
Directions will be sent in your confirmation email.
The best part of the lessons at Cornerstone Ranch, is having the sense that you are a part of a loving and welcoming community. Whilst learning the skill and art that goes into riding, the bonds that are created between both rider and horse are sure to touch your heart!” -Sammy 15