Yeehaw! 10 Places to Go Horseback Riding in Indiana

Whether you’re a pro or have never even met a horse, Indiana is the perfect state to explore on horseback. With more than 600 miles of horse trails, Indiana horseback riding is an experience you’ll love wherever you are in the state. Here are just a few horseback riding opportunities Indiana has to offer:

Brown County State Park

Just inside the North Gate at Brown County State Park, children 7 years or older can ride horses at their stables! They even have pony rides and hayrides for fun for the whole family.

Open: April 30 – November 13 daily

Hours: 9 am – 5 pm

Price: $31 for 1 hour (3.3 miles)

For more information, call 812-988-8166

Fort Harrison State Park

Children 6 years or older can ride at Fort Harrison State Park! They offer guided trails of 1.5 or 2.5 miles or lessons where you can learn the ins and outs of horseback riding for just $30 per hour.

Open: March 19 – October 30 daily

Hours: 9 am – 5 pm

Price: $30 per hour riding lessons

For more information, call 317-541-1866

McCormick’s Creek State Park

At McCormick’s Creek, there are long trail rides for the older ones, pony rides for the little ones, and hayrides for everyone! Reservations are recommended.

Open: April 2 – October 30 daily

Hours: 9 am – 5 pm

Price: $18 for 3 miles

For more information, call 812-829-8848

Pokagon State Park

If you’re at least 8 years old and 52” tall, you’ll love riding at Pokagon State Park! While reservations are not required, they are recommended to make sure you can saddle up and ride.

Open: Memorial Day-Labor Day daily

Labor Day – October 30 weekends only

Hours: 9 am – 6 pm daily

9 am – 5 pm weekends only

Price: $30 per hour riding lessons

For more information, call 260-833-6007 or email pokagontrailrides@gmail.com.

Turkey Run State Park

Turkey Run isn’t just hiking! Explore this Indiana State Park on horseback. Make a reservation for anyone 8 years or older.

Open: April 2 – October 30 daily

Hours: 9 am – 5 pm

Price: $18 for 3 miles

For more information, call 765-597-2280

Whitewater Memorial State Park

Whether you want a short trot or a long ride, Whitewater Memorial State Park has got you covered with guided horse rides of all lengths!

Open: Memorial Day-Labor Day Thursday-Tuesday

Labor Day – October 30 weekends, weekdays by appointment

Hours: 10 am – 5 pm

Price: $20 for 1.5 miles

$30 for 2.5 miles

$75 for 9 miles

For more information, call 765-458-6035

Natural Valley Ranch

With guided rides along the banks of White Lick Creek, anyone 4 years or older can ride at Natural Valley Ranch by reservation! Make sure you wear close-toed shoes to enjoy your adventure.

Open: by reservation only, weather permitting

Hours: 9 am – 6 pm

Price: $25 for 30 minutes

$40 for 1 hour

K-Trails

Just east of Cicero and north of Noblesville at Strawtown Koteewi Park is where you’ll find Hamilton County’s K Trails Equestrian Adventures! Anyone 7 years or older can ride, and the barn offers learning experiences for all ages. Catch a sunset ride if you can for a spectacular evening view on horseback!

Open: daily by reservation.

Hours: 10 am – sunset

Price: $30 per hour riding lessons

For more information, call 317-541-1866

The Stables at French Lick Resort

Among all there is to do in French Lick, there’s also horseback riding! Anyone 8 years or older can ride the creatures on the scenic trails bordering Hoosier National Forest.

Open: daily by reservation

Hours: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm 

Price: $65 for 45 minutes

$110 for 90 minutes

For more information, call (812) 936-9300, ext. 7246

Schooner Valley Stables

If you’re looking to relax and trot along the trails or run like the wind, Schooner Valley Stables is ready for you to ride! Ages 7 and up can take a trotting ride, and ages 11 and up can enjoy a running ride.

Open: by reservation only.

Hours: 10 am, 12 pm, 3 pm

Price: $40 for trot hour, $60 for a running hour

For more information, call (812) 988-2859

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