Horses Ottawa

Horses Ottawa is a page of information about horseback riding, horse racing,  horse farms, horse selling around Ottawa, Ontario Canada.

We will talk a little bit about Western or English riding, dressage, jumping or Natural Horsemanship.

While not everyone has a love of these large, affectionate (sometimes) and intelligent beasts, many do. If you are visiting or living in Ottawa and are into the horse scene, then the information on this Horses Ottawa page is intended for you.

Recreational Riding around Ottawa

There was a time when we too would gather a gang together, pile in the old beater, chip in for gas, and head off to the local trail riding stables on a Saturday or Sunday for some quality horse time.

Trail riding is just that. You show up, they rent you a horse, you mount up, and ride out of the yard, down the trails, across the fields, sometimes into creeks, for a couple of hours. Mostly the horses are docile creatures, know more about the terrain over which they ride than you will ever know, and after your time as a “cowboy” you’ll head back, smelling a little horsey, and if like us, head to the local restaurant for some hot brunch.

If that is your idea of a good time, here is where you can trail ride around Ottawa.

 Captiva Farms
189 ch. de la Montagne
Wakefield, QC
J0X 3G0
T: 877-459-2769
Captiva Farms is about 20 km from Parliament Hill and offers winter and summer riding

 Pinto Valley Ranch
1969 Galetta Side Road
Fitzroy Harbour, ON
T: 1-613-623-3439
Pinto Valley Ranch is about 53 km from Parliament Hill. Winter riding requires pre-booking.

 RS Ranch
2 Chemin du Tré Carrè
Mansfeld et Pontefract
Quebec J0X 1R0
T: 819-683-1252
RS Ranch is about 120 km from Parliament Hill. Trail riding is offered year round. Pre-booking is required.

Learning to ride a horse

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