Horseback Riding

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Explore our beautiful High Desert on Horseback!

Take your pick from a variety of outfitters below…

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HORSEBACK RIDING

 

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Diane’s Riding Place

Ride horses in Bend and take in the beautiful scenery of Central Oregon. Diane’s Riding Place will take you and your family back to a simpler way of life. Enjoy beautiful views of the Three Sisters Mountains while riding horses on a spacious 20 acre ranch.

Take a long and peaceful trail ride on one of her friendly ponies, or brush up on your riding skills in the indoor or outdoor horse arenas. Riding horses is a fun and memorable way to spend your vacation in Bend, Oregon.

Diane’s Riding Place offers a family friendly horse riding environment. From beginning horse riders to experienced cowboys, you are sure to leave Diane’s with a smile on your face and a new passion for horseback riding. When you’re finished with your ride, take a walk around the ranch and get to know the many horses and ponies. There is always a friendly face to visit with.

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Guided horseback rides.

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Kid-friendly horses.

 

 

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Beautiful horses!

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Fly Spur Ranch

FlySpur Ranch offers year-round private trail rides and back country trips by appointment – contact us today! 

All rides are guided and customized to meet your needs, and all ages and skill levels are welcome. Come ride with us and experience beautiful Central Oregon from horseback.

Our beautiful Tennessee Walkers are the perfect trail horse for any level of rider. They are strong, smooth, reliable and experienced. A gaited horse can really move out without requiring a lot of effort from the rider. By riding out to fish, we can reach more remote waters that are often less pressured and even more scenic – if that’s possible! And we can reach much more quickly and with less effort than hiking. Save your energy for fighting the enormous trout and steelhead! Packing out to back country fish is one of the most delightful ways to experience so much of what Central Oregon has to offer. An experience you will never forget.

 

 

 

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Juniper Trails Horse Ranch

Juniper Trails Horse Ranch is located in Bend, in the beautiful Central Oregon high desert, and is owned by Ken and Erika Sporalsky.

We offer professional horse training, riding lessons and horse boarding with pasture, private stalls and paddocks available, and full and partial care rates.   Our 24 acre ranch has a lighted indoor riding arena, a large outdoor arena,  and a 50 foot round pen, all with excellent sand footing.  Our ranch also has direct access to BLM land for trail riding. 

We take pride in providing a fun and relaxed family-friendly atmosphere.   If you and your horse would like to join us here at our ranch, we would love to hear from you.

 

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Rhinestone Ranch

Rhinestone Ranch offers horseback riding lessons for all ages and levels of riders in a fun, safe, friendly atmosphere. Horse riding lessons are taught by Trisha Gallucci, an instructor with over 25 years of riding experience.  We specialize in teaching a basic balanced seat with a focus in all around riding, including 4h and breed shows.

Your child will get to experience all aspects of the horse world, from the basics of horsemanship, such as grooming, tacking and untacking, to every day care, training, and stable management. Through this involvement, children will learn to love, care for, and respect horses.

We are conveniently located in East Bend, five miles from Costco. We enjoy gorgeous mountain views, along with acres of BLM trails bordering our 40 acre property. Give us a call and come visit our family friendly facility anytime for an experience worth your while!

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Guided horseback trips in Bend, Oregon

Seventh Mountain Horseback Rides

Walking and trotting trail rides take you into the Deschutes National forest where you explore a trail forested with ancient Ponderosas. Depending on the season it’s not unusual to see deer, bald eagles and even a coyote. Whether you’re an experienced rider or you’ve never been horseback riding before, your wrangler will help you feel comfortable. Throughout your ride you will lay your eyes on the amazing Central Oregon High Desert.

 

 

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Emerald Ranch

Emerald Ranch offers a range of riding experiences which include riding lessons, riding camps, peewee rides. (ages 3 – 6) and  work-the-ranch camps. We give private lessons and group lessons. And we now offer training for you and your horse and horse boarding.  Located in Sisters, Oregon at the foot of the Fryrear Butte with a view of the Three Sisters Mountains it is high desert country at its best.
Come on over and learn the basics or polish up your skills. We have a whole lot of ponies and horses waitin’ to be ridden. We show kids how to ride Western Style. Take a look at our various riding programs. You’re sure to find one that suits you.

 

 

 

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Sunriver Stables

Sunriver Stables is the perfect place to saddle up for adventure. Guided trail rides are available for guests of all experience levels, as well as pony rides for the little budkaroos ages 2-6. Horseback riding lessons are also available for those who want to learn the basics of grooming and saddling, or who just want to polish up their riding skills! With Guided Family Trips starting at just $275, you can afford to be on the water with your youngsters catching fish with one of our professional guides. No more, “Dad, how come we never catch any fish?” questions to answer.

Have your family come aboard one of our child friendly boats for a High Lakes trip, or we can outfit them in some waders at the shop to hit one of our local rivers.

Half Day Trips are ideal for families. Kids get a chance to catch a lot of fish and not be out in the sun too long. And mom gets a chance to shop…

 

 

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The Stables at Eagle Crest Resort

No matter your ability level, The Stables at Eagle Crest Resort provides everything from pony rides for our youngest guests, multi-hour trail rides for the more advanced, and plenty of experiences in between. We also love to have guests just come by the stables, up on The Ridge, to say hello and meet the horses. Here you’ll find head wrangler Chris Buller, his team of experienced wranglers, and plenty of beautiful horses waiting to take you and your family on an authentic horseback ride.

When you arrive, you’ll be taught about the horses, and when you are ready, you’ll head out on the trails. Our equestrian rides are unlike any riding experience offered at most Central Oregon resorts. At The Stables At Eagle Crest, the wranglers are happy to customize your ride, suited to any ability. Please inquire when making your reservation.

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Brasada Trail Rides

The horses wait, ready, decked out in the finest saddles and tack. They already know how incredible this is going to be. The only question is, which way shall we ride today?

The Brasada Ranch Equestrian Center and Resort is home to some of Bend Oregon’s best horseback riding. Within the resort we have miles of soft Bend Oregon trails to explore. We could head north, on an easy trot through green pasture. We could ride to the top of Spirit Rock to watch the sunset over the Cascade Peaks. Or maybe you prefer a longer ride up the rimrock-studded hills that climb the backside of Powell Butte to the east, where our skills will be surely challenged. Whatever direction you choose, Brasada Ranch provides a customized Oregon equestrian and horseback riding experience just for you.

 

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Horseback rides in the lush forest.

 

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Black Butte Ranch Stables

Grab your boots and head to the Black Butte Stables for a great horseback ride! Professional wranglers from Black Butte Stables have been leading year-round trail rides during the summer at the Ranch for over 18 years. Join the guides and gentle, trail wise horses for a classic trail ride and explore the forested trails of Central Oregon. Guided rides are available for guests 7 years of age and older. All experience levels are welcome. The stables also offers a customized, full day adventure ride—perfect for a family or group team building activity. Black Butte Stables is located just inside the entrance to the Ranch, behind the General Store.