Meanwhile, Back at The Ranch

Join us for Fall/Winter/Spring Weekend trail rides (with a reservation please) from October to May, or learn more about horsemanship with Winter Lessons! 

We’ll re-open for seven-day-a-week trail rides and other activities like Twilight Rides, Pony Rides, Pony Parties on May 1st!

2019 Summer Camp dates are now posted!  Registration opens May 1st!

***Please note that we now require ALL riders to wear riding-approved helmets.  Helmets are provided free!

New Lesson Semesters start in January.  APT Therapeutic riding returns spring 2019!

Students, Members and Boarders continue to ride year-round on trail and in our beautiful indoor and outdoor arenas!

Thanks to Rachelle Cruz and “The IT List” team for this great video about trail riding at The Ranch…

Join us as we guide beginner and expert riders alike through miles of scenic trails in the pristine heart of escarpment country!

We are located in Oakville, Ontario just south of Milton and only 35 minutes from downtown Toronto.

Can Anyone Ride?

Whatever your skill level, just bring your love of equis and the outdoors, and our qualified and friendly staff will ensure that you are safely equipped to thoroughly enjoy your ride!

The Ranch can accommodate any level of able-bodied rider, age 10 and up.  Younger children are welcome to join us for pony rides.  Helmets are available for your use and our tack and horses are well cared for and trail-safe… and you can do more than just ride trails!  We have outstanding adult and children’s lessons, a membership program, summer camps, hay and sleigh rides, birthday parties, boarding and more!

We’re Open Year Round!

Visit us on weekends and holidays from November through April, and 7 days/week from May through October.  We recommend you make a reservation to ride with us, but we’ll do our best to accommodate you if you drop in. Make a reservation by clicking below or call the barn at 905-469-2989.


22 Comments on “Meanwhile, Back at The Ranch

  1. This was a fantastic ride it was booked as a Father’s Day gift and was lovely. The staff and horses are just fantastic professional friendly happy caring this was a most enjoyable relaxing ride
    The 9am ride was perfect
    Thank you and see you again
    Tracy Andy Cory and Liam

  2. My Daughter and I had such a great time it was awesome we had a super nice guide named Erin and we allowed to feed the horses some pieces of apples and a few carrots once we got back to the stable. I rode Eddie and my Daughter rode rangler it was truly a wonderful experience and will be doing it again soon.
    Thank you
    Craig Wallace

  3. had a great couple rides,.. our hop along dog chased a grouse and spooked the horses,.. a little,. and on we went,. love the barn,built well, next ride on a draught horse,..

  4. Best experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the horses were gentle and sweet. It had been years for me and my boyfriend had never been on a horse. Thanks for an amazing day!!!

  5. My friends and I went to The Ranch to celebrate one of our birthdays. We went on a Monday, 7PM trail ride, and ended up being the only ones there! It was perfect. The scenery is beautiful, and the trail goes through meadows and a forest. We even got to see a deer while riding along the trail. The girl leading our trail ride, Liz, was awesome! I felt like we were all friends hanging out. She knew how to talk to and treat the horses, while encouraging us and educating us along the way. The entire experience was amazing, and I know I’ll be going back to The Ranch soon.

  6. I’m one of Julia’s friends (mentioned in the post above) from the Monday evening trail ride with Liz and I have to second her review – it was a wonderful experience! Liz was knowledgable, personable, and so fun to chat with. She clearly loved her job and made us feel comfortable and confident on our horses. I got to ride Clyde the Clydesdale – he was the biggest sweetie! It was love at first sight. We also got to meet a 4-day-old filly while we were visiting – the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen. I’ve already been recommending The Ranch to my friends and family and will definitely be going back there myself!

  7. I’m one of Julia’s friends (mentioned in the post above) who went on the Monday evening trail ride and I have to second her review – the experience was wonderful! Liz was knowledgeable, so much fun to chat with, and clearly loved her job. I got to ride Clyde the Clydesdale and he was the biggest sweetie – it was love at first sight. We also got to meet a 5-day-old filly while we were visiting – the sweetest little thing we’ve ever seen! I’ve already recommended The Ranch to others and I will definitely be back again myself 🙂

  8. I LOVE coming to trail ride here! I’ve been here with my best friend who I’ve learned to ride with and my sister who is a bit of a beginner 🙂 Horses are all really friendly and adorable! Loved being able to give them carrots and apples at the end!

  9. I enjoyed my trail ride on sweet Dolly. I ride English elsewhere in fenced rings, so the Western trail ride through field and forest was a nice birthday treat.

    Unfortunately our one-hour trail ride booked for 11:00 started late and ended late. I had to skip my lunch to get to another appointment at 1:45 and I was still late. I would return if it could start on time.

  10. Looking forward to coming back to the Ranch once the children get back to school. Last I was there I rode Clyde as well he is a Beauty as Andrea stated see soon.
    Craig wallace

  11. Thank you sooo much to The Ranch and it’s staff for an amazing first time experience 😊… daughter hannah and I had an amazing time …I highly recommend The Ranch to any first timers like us ……horses were amazing, and we were instructed and felt very comfortable before heading out …again thank you we will definitely be back ….sooo 😊

  12. We arranged for a private group trail ride and BBQ… In total we took out 18 horses and had an extra 6 people for the BBQ only part. We rode at 7pm and came back to a campfire and tons of food for the BBQ! We watched the sun set, chatted and made s’mores over the campfire. Ages ranged from 4 to 50 and we all had a brilliant time!

  13. Had an amazing ride today, I rode Indy and my daughter rode RIta. We have ridden before so it was really nice to be able to jog, would like to do more but understand with safety reasons that is not possible. Hoping to come out again for another ride, may even try the twilight ride. The staff were exceptional and you have my recommendation for sure. It was worth the drive out to The Ranch!🐴🐴😀😄

  14. Huge thank you to all the staff at the Ranch . Had an incredible day on the trail ride and a special thanks to Jordan for all her help today . Along the trail I proposed to my beautiful girlfriend and she said yes. Everything went perfectly today and I highly recommend the ranch , we can’t wait to go again .

  15. Had a fabulous time at the Ranch today. The staff were courteous and great at explaining all instuctions necessary to ride safely and have fun at the same time. The ride though the open trails with our group was awesome. I will be back to ride again soon and will highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a great place to go horseback riding.

  16. My family and I go to The Ranch offten an it’s such a beautiful site. We love seeing all the horses and the wonderful trailsides are by far the best part of the experience. I have invited some of my friend to go for a trail ride and once they have gone they have loved it and have told their friends about The Ranch. they say that they had felt very comfortable for their first time on a horse and said that the horses are well trained. The staff are incredibly trained to keep everyone safe.

  17. Myself and my bf went on a trail ride it was awesome !!!! Had a great horse Kelly had a great experience with that horse. He had Dolly she liked to stop to eat a lot lol Had a great birthday!!! Thank you will be back !!!

  18. Had a wonderful time on our trail ride at The Ranch yesterday. I would not hesitate to recommend The Ranch to anyone, in fact I already have. Gwen and I had a great ride and the guide closest to us kept a good eye on us. She was so very good. Will be back for sure.

  19. Went for my birthday and had an amazing time!! Had the bonfire for the evening as well and everything was included. The price was also affordable for all members of my group and we definitely had a fun and memorable time 🙂

  20. My family and I had a wonderful time riding the horses. Our guide was fun and the horses were all great!! There was a black dog who was very playful with everyone and came along for the trail ride. My daughter had an awesome time and can’t stop talking about it!! Can’t wait to go back!

  21. My daughter and I had a great time on Jess’ trail ride!!! Jess was awesome with the whole group and I would definitely go again. I road Maya and she was lovely.

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