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

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: 275 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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OBSTACLES & CHALLENGES

One of the ultimate experiences that will test your horsemanship, leadership, communication, control and confidence, is performing groundwork and riding through obstacles. Everything from simple log jumps to the Cowboy Curtain will test your connection and partnership. Nothing feels quite like maneuvering around, over, under and through an Obstacle Challenge Course on a Horse!

Obstacles and Skill Challenges are a great way to take your partnership to new levels of FUN. Communication, Control and Confidence are needed to accomplish the task of negotiating the obstacle or performing the maneuver. There are many “moving parts” that need to be properly managed in order to be successful and therein lies the challenge. Obstacles and skill challenge require the horse and human to work in harmony together, with clarity, trust and partnership. Here at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch we have a nine-obstacle challenge course that can really test the horse and the rider. Our Cowboy Horsemanship III Clinic focuses on all the skills a Horse/Human team will need in order to handle these challenging obstacles. Participants in Cowboy Horsemanship III should be true “Intermediate” level horse-people and be ready to experience a clinic that is unique in the industry!

To take your horsemanship experience to new levels of FUN here at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch be sure to reserve a space in one of our unique Cowboy Horsemanship Programs during your visit. To reserve your space or to learn more about the many Exclusive Horse Programs please visit our website at www.pineridgedudefarms.com, give us a call at (845) 626-7345 or email us at reservations@pineridgeduderanch.com today and we will get you taken care of.

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OBSTACLES & CHALLENGES One of the ultimate experiences that will test your horsemanship, leadership, communication, control and confidence, is performing groundwork and riding through obstacles. Everything from simple log jumps to the Cowboy Curtain will test your connection and partnership. Nothing feels quite like maneuvering around, over, under and through an Obstacle Challenge Course on a Horse! Obstacles and Skill Challenges are a great way to take your partnership to new levels of FUN. Communication, Control and Confidence are needed to accomplish the task of negotiating the obstacle or performing the maneuver. There are many “moving parts” that need to be properly managed in order to be successful and therein lies the challenge. Obstacles and skill challenge require the horse and human to work in harmony together, with clarity, trust and partnership. Here at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch we have a nine-obstacle challenge course that can really test the horse and the rider. Our Cowboy Horsemanship III Clinic focuses on all the skills a Horse/Human team will need in order to handle these challenging obstacles. Participants in Cowboy Horsemanship III should be true “Intermediate” level horse-people and be ready to experience a clinic that is unique in the industry! To take your horsemanship experience to new levels of FUN here at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch be sure to reserve a space in one of our unique Cowboy Horsemanship Programs during your visit. To reserve your space or to learn more about the many Exclusive Horse Programs please visit our website at www.pineridgedudefarms.com, give us a call at (845) 626-7345 or email us at reservations@pineridgeduderanch.com today and we will get you taken care of. #pineridgeduderanch, #upstateny, #horses, #advancedriding, #horsebackriding, #horsemanship, #trailrides, #ulstercountyny, #ulstercountytourism, #familygetaway, #staycation, #allinclusivefamilyvacation, #hudsonvalley, #iloveny, #thegreatoutdoors, #socialdistancing, #ranchlife, #fall2020, #newyork, #horselife, #equine, #equestrian, #nyhorsecouncil, #ulstercountyhorsecouncil, #horsebackridinglessons, #kerhaptons, #winter2020, #lessons, #horsemanshipclinics, #cowboyhors
Ready for a great way to kick off the Spring of 2021 as you enjoy “The Best of the West in the East” and the beauty of the Catskills? Ready for a fantastic weekend getaway to week long family vacation that will be unlike anything you have experienced before? Saddle up and ride on out to Pine Ridge Dude Ranch!

Here at “The Ridge” we are tacked up and ready to provide “the Best of the West in the East” with beautiful accommodations, great food, fun activities, lively entertainment, incredible horse based programs and some fantastic specials to ensure you have a wonderful experience! Here are just a few of the great events we have planned!

·  Our “Adults Only Weekend” is already close to being sold out! Happening on March 19-21, 2021 and boasting unique activities, special “theme” entertainment, drink specials and more for our Guests to enjoy! This is a must attend event that is always a FANTASTIC time!
·  Our Spring Break #1 Event happens from March 26, 2021 to April 4, 2021. Expect the unexpected as we pull out all the stops to craft up an amazing event you will not want to miss! For a limited time kids are half off! You can also get your 4th night at half off if you stay 3 nights. You can get your 5th night free if you stay 4 nights!
·  Our April Fun Days begin on April 11, 2021 and run for two weeks! KIDS STAY FREE pricing and other LIMITED TIME SPECIALS are being offered so get your stay reserved before Summer Pricing comes into effect!

DO NOT DELAY!  Check out our website for all the details at www.pineridgeduderanch.com and CALL “THE RIDGE” TODAY! Our Reservations Team is here to help you seven days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Just call Pine Ridge Dude Ranch at (845) 626-7345 or email us at reservations@pineridgeduderanch.com today and let’s get you “saddled up” for a great “Ranching” experience!

#pineridgeduderanch, #upstateny, #horses, #advancedriding, #horsebackriding, #horsemanship, #trailrides, #ulstercountyny, #ulstercountytourism, #familygetaway, #staycation, #allinclusivefamilyvacation, #hudsonvalley, #iloveny, #thegreatoutdoors, #socialdistancing, #ranchlife, #newyork, #horselife, #equine, #equestrian, #nyhorsecouncil,
Ready for a great way to kick off the Spring of 2021 as you enjoy “The Best of the West in the East” and the beauty of the Catskills? Ready for a fantastic weekend getaway to week long family vacation that will be unlike anything you have experienced before? Saddle up and ride on out to Pine Ridge Dude Ranch! Here at “The Ridge” we are tacked up and ready to provide “the Best of the West in the East” with beautiful accommodations, great food, fun activities, lively entertainment, incredible horse based programs and some fantastic specials to ensure you have a wonderful experience! Here are just a few of the great events we have planned! · Our “Adults Only Weekend” is already close to being sold out! Happening on March 19-21, 2021 and boasting unique activities, special “theme” entertainment, drink specials and more for our Guests to enjoy! This is a must attend event that is always a FANTASTIC time! · Our Spring Break #1 Event happens from March 26, 2021 to April 4, 2021. Expect the unexpected as we pull out all the stops to craft up an amazing event you will not want to miss! For a limited time kids are half off! You can also get your 4th night at half off if you stay 3 nights. You can get your 5th night free if you stay 4 nights! · Our April Fun Days begin on April 11, 2021 and run for two weeks! KIDS STAY FREE pricing and other LIMITED TIME SPECIALS are being offered so get your stay reserved before Summer Pricing comes into effect! DO NOT DELAY! Check out our website for all the details at www.pineridgeduderanch.com and CALL “THE RIDGE” TODAY! Our Reservations Team is here to help you seven days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Just call Pine Ridge Dude Ranch at (845) 626-7345 or email us at reservations@pineridgeduderanch.com today and let’s get you “saddled up” for a great “Ranching” experience! #pineridgeduderanch, #upstateny, #horses, #advancedriding, #horsebackriding, #horsemanship, #trailrides, #ulstercountyny, #ulstercountytourism, #familygetaway, #staycation, #allinclusivefamilyvacation, #hudsonvalley, #iloveny, #thegreatoutdoors, #socialdistancing, #ranchlife, #newyork, #horselife, #equine, #equestrian, #nyhorsecouncil,