horseback riding programs

Enjoy beautiful trails and horseback riding. Choose from relaxing walk only rides, walk & trot rides, and exhilarating advanced level walk, trot, & canter rides.  Each ride is approximately 45 minutes from mounting to dismounting. For your safety, each trail ride is accompanied by several experienced wranglers. Our herd consists of a mix of different breeds such as: Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds, Appaloosas, Paints, Percherons, Clydesdales, Haflingers, Icelandics, Morgans and Arabians. 

All-Inclusive package features one FREE RIDE per person per stay. Specials and sales such as the Family One Price does not include riding.

Exclusive Experiences

DELUXE YOUNG RIDER PROGRAM

This 60 minute program is designed to offer a unique experience for young riders in a controlled and safe setting. Ideal for young riders that want more than a trail ride and to learn more about horses. It also allows a younger rider who may have fear issues or just wants to try out the idea of horseback riding & horsemanship. The young rider will learn how to independently pilot the horse through patterns and build up their skills of Communication, Control and Confidence. Up to 3 Riders. Ages 8-16.

COWBOY HORSEMANSHIP I

This half-day (3 hour) clinic covers everything Riders need to be “Trail Ready” and “Wrangler Wise” to better enjoy their horse-focused experiences! This clinic covers a variety of exercises, on the ground and under saddle, that will help the Rider take their skills to new levels. This clinic is perfect for the Novice Rider and ANYONE who wants to improve their ability to partner with a horse for a more enjoyable riding experience. Clinics can have up to four (4) Riders. Ages 10 and up. 

horse wrangler leading a horse on a lead rope, horse is brown with no saddle
cowboy on horse holding reigns, horse is on a tire with dirt in center with front hoofs

COWBOY HORSEMANSHIP II

OBSTACLE CHALLENGE: This half-day (3 hour) clinic covers all the skills a Rider needs to be confident around obstacles and obstacle challenges! Riders will develop Leadership and Control on the ground and under saddle as they refine their skills before moving out to the Obstacle Challenge Course where they will help their horse negotiate through a variety of obstacles and skill challenges! This clinic is perfect for Riders who have previous “horsemanship” experience or who ride at the “Intermediate” level here at the Ranch. Clinic can have up to three (3) Riders. Ages 12 and up. 

COWBOY HORSEMANSHIP III

TRAIL CHALLENGE: This two (2) hour Trail Challenge clinic will take your trail riding experience to new levels of FUN. Riders will experience all sorts of challenging natural terrain and obstacles as they pilot their horse through a variety of exercises that will refine their riding and improve their Communication, Control and Confidence. Riders will connect with their horses via groundwork exercises and then take to the woods as they “trail-blaze” through the rustic beauty of the Catskill Mountains. Perfect for Riders who have previous “horsemanship” experience or who ride at the “Intermediate” level here at the Ranch. Clinic can have up to three (3) Riders. Ages 12 and up. 

view from side of horse seeing just horse face and looking into woods on trail

Specialty Experiences

Barn Buddies (1-hour)

Kids & adults enjoy up-close, hands-on horse grooming, saddling, feedings and tidying up.

African American man in straw cowboy hat and sunglasses petting a horse's nose.
Horse-Owner For A Day

Great for kids & adults thinking of getting their own horse and see what it takes.

Sunset Ride (2-hour)

Enjoy a quiet, exclusive trail ride away from it all, at one of the most beautiful times of the day. (Seasonal May-September)

Private Lessons

Private Trail Ride (45-mins)

A quiet, exclusive trail ride away from it all.

Riders on horses riding through tall grass.
Private Trail Lesson (45-mins)

A wrangler will show you the trails, at your own pace.

Jr Wrangler Lesson (15-20 mins)

Kids 5-8, one-on-one instruction to learn basics of riding.

horse and rider in arena with girl rider holding reigns and guiding horse
Deluxe Private Lesson (90 mins)

One-on-one instruction to become more confident rider. Individual and groups available.

Kids' favorites & Fun extras

Meet Our New Filly, Juniper

Kids get up close and personal with our newest addition to the family.

Horse Lover’s Extras

Education Sessions, Stable Tours, Horseshoeing Demos + More

Roping & Lasso

Have fun learning how to lasso like a real wrangler. 

  • A safety check is required before any ride that is faster than slow pace. Minimum age is 9 years old and at the discretion of the Stables Manager. 
  • No open toe shoes allowed. Long pants are recommended.
  • Trail Ride times are scheduled by the Stables Manager.
  • A safety check is required before each ride faster than a walk where riders demonstrate safe riding at a trot or canter.
  • All tickets expire after 1-year from purchase date
  • Rider Weight Limit: 250 lbs.
  • Qualified individuals have one trail ride included in their package.  Riders age 9 years old and over receive one trail ride per stay.  Kids age 8 & under receive one pony ride per stay.
  • For any additional information regarding the horse program, please contact our Stables Manager.
  • Programs and rides are subject to availability and weather conditions. In extreme heat or cold, all rides will be walk-only.
  • To ensure the safety of our horses and guests, the Stables Manager can reschedule or cancel rides. We do not ride in a thunderstorm or high winds.
  • Free pony rides not included with specialty pricing.  Speak with a reservationist for more.

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Celebrate the nobility of the HORSE at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch at our HORSEMANSHIP WEEKENDS happening August 6-8, 2021 and August 20 -22, 2021! There will be special demonstrations, activities with our Wranglers and a very special program we call THE ART OF HORSEMANSHIP!

THE ART OF HORSEMANSHIP is a three (3) hour immersive experience that allows a SELECT FEW GUESTS to learn “hands on” how to develop a true connection and real leadership with a horse through the application of a variety of exercises and techniques just like a Horse Trainer! There will be lots of interaction with horses and Guests will ride the “W” off of their Wrangler jeans!

To book your stay and reserve your space in our ART OF HORSEMANSHIP sessions (ask for Cowboy Horsemanship I Art of Horsemanship) please call us at 845-626-8435 or email us at reservations@pineridgeduderanch.com. Be sure to visit our website at www.pineridgeduderanch.com and LIKE us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pineridgeduderanchny.

Let’s saddle up and ride to a great celebration of the HORSE and the COWBOY WAY at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch!

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Celebrate the nobility of the HORSE at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch at our HORSEMANSHIP WEEKENDS happening August 6-8, 2021 and August 20 -22, 2021! There will be special demonstrations, activities with our Wranglers and a very special program we call THE ART OF HORSEMANSHIP! THE ART OF HORSEMANSHIP is a three (3) hour immersive experience that allows a SELECT FEW GUESTS to learn “hands on” how to develop a true connection and real leadership with a horse through the application of a variety of exercises and techniques just like a Horse Trainer! There will be lots of interaction with horses and Guests will ride the “W” off of their Wrangler jeans! To book your stay and reserve your space in our ART OF HORSEMANSHIP sessions (ask for Cowboy Horsemanship I Art of Horsemanship) please call us at 845-626-8435 or email us at reservations@pineridgeduderanch.com. Be sure to visit our website at www.pineridgeduderanch.com and LIKE us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pineridgeduderanchny. Let’s saddle up and ride to a great celebration of the HORSE and the COWBOY WAY at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch! #pineridgeduderanch, #upstateny, #horses, #advancedriding, #horsebackriding, #horsemanship, #trailrides, #ulstercountyny, #ulstercountytourism, #familygetaway, #staycation, #allinclusivefamilyvacation, #hudsonvalley, #iloveny, #thegreatoutdoors, #socialdistancing, #ranchlife, #newyork, #horselife, #equine, #equestrian, #nyhorsecouncil, #ulstercountyhorsecouncil, #outdooradventures, #nyhorsecouncil, #ulstercountyhorsecouncil #staycation, #kerhamptons, #summer 2021, #horsemanship, #laborday2021, #weekendadventure, #familyvacation
Building confidence, especially after one has a “scare” with a horse can take time and effort. Fear is nature’s way of saying “slow down and think about this.” Managing fear and regaining confidence are critical steps in moving forward in one’s horsemanship journey.

Groundwork is a GREAT way to regain and build confidence. By developing solid communication and developing one’s ability to read the horse through the use of focused groundwork exercises the Human will improve their control and confidence.

Lessons and Clinics are also GREAT ways to regain and build confidence. Focused instruction that enriches the bond between the horse and human, as well as providing the toolsb/skills needed to enhance communication and control will also lead to improved confidence.

Remember: Breathe in…breathe out…move on. “All grit and no quit” is a saying that should be your guide.

Come learn more about horses and the human/horse partnership during your visit to Pine Ridge Dude Ranch! Contact us at reservations@pineridgeduderanch.com or call us at (845) 626-7345 to reserve your space and add a Deluxe Private Lesson or Cowboy Horsemanship Clinic to your visit!

 

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Building confidence, especially after one has a “scare” with a horse can take time and effort. Fear is nature’s way of saying “slow down and think about this.” Managing fear and regaining confidence are critical steps in moving forward in one’s horsemanship journey. Groundwork is a GREAT way to regain and build confidence. By developing solid communication and developing one’s ability to read the horse through the use of focused groundwork exercises the Human will improve their control and confidence. Lessons and Clinics are also GREAT ways to regain and build confidence. Focused instruction that enriches the bond between the horse and human, as well as providing the toolsb/skills needed to enhance communication and control will also lead to improved confidence. Remember: Breathe in…breathe out…move on. “All grit and no quit” is a saying that should be your guide. Come learn more about horses and the human/horse partnership during your visit to Pine Ridge Dude Ranch! Contact us at reservations@pineridgeduderanch.com or call us at (845) 626-7345 to reserve your space and add a Deluxe Private Lesson or Cowboy Horsemanship Clinic to your visit! #pineridgeduderanch, #upstateny, #horses, #advancedriding, #horsebackriding, #horsemanship, #trailrides, #ulstercountyny, #ulstercountytourism, #familygetaway, #staycation, #allinclusivefamilyvacation, #hudsonvalley, #iloveny, #thegreatoutdoors, #socialdistancing, #ranchlife, #newyork, #horselife, #equine, #equestrian, #nyhorsecouncil, #ulstercountyhorsecouncil, #outdooradventures, #nyhorsecouncil, #ulstercountyhorsecouncil #staycation, #kerhamptons, #spring2021