Guided Trail Rides and Pony Rides

Experience the beauty of Giant City State Park on horseback! Let our skilled wranglers lead you on a scenic 3.2 mile journey through our exclusive trails, allowing you to immerse yourself in the wildlife and natural splendor of the Shawnee Forest from the back of one of our seasoned trail horses. The duration of the ride is around one hour. Reservations encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome based on availability. Come and enjoy a memorable adventure with us.



Guided Horse Trail Ride

Hour Ride: $70 per person 
Departure Times:   9:00am    11:00am    1:00pm    
Other times may be available by reservation.

Hand-Led “Pony” Rides

Cost: $25 per child

Exciting hand-led rides for children! Treat your little ones to the joy of hand-led horse rides, specially designed for children aged 12 and under. Our experienced wrangles will guide them along a short trail ensuring delightful experience for the young riders. 

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Group Rides

Call our offices or fill out the contact form to find out more about scheduling a group trail ride. Group rates available with 4 or more people. You will receive a $5.00 per person discount on your ride.

Additional Information

  • Payment is required at time of reservation.
  • Cancellation Policy: We enforce a 3 day cancellation policy for rides. If you cancel your reservation more than 3 days before your ride date, your payment will be refunded to you less a $5 per rider processing fee. If you need to change your reservation date or time, you may do so one time at no charge. No refunds of reschedules will be given with less than 3 days notice.
  • Changes due to Weather: Rides will proceed in cold or mild rainy weather. However GCS management may cancel in the event of severe weather such as heavy rain, thunder, lightning and excessive heat warnings. If a ride is cancelled by management, you can choose between a full refund less card processing fee, or a rain check. We reserve the right to delay a ride up to one hour to wait out inclement weather.
  • Late Arrivals: Guests will need to arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled departure time to get checked in watch a short safety video and get fitted for helmets if one is wanted. We start getting on the horses 15 minutes before departure time allowing us to begin the ride at the scheduled time. Rides depart punctually, and no refunds will be issued for late arrivals. If you miss your trail ride appointment, we still incur all the same expenses and may have turned others away. 
  • Click here to download LIABILITY FORM.
  • There is a weight limit of 250 lb. Weight Limit  with limited availability for Individuals weighing between 200 to 250 lbs.
  • Guided trail rides are at a walking pace only due to the terrain. No trotting or cantering is allowed. 
  • Double riding is not permitted
  • Guided trail rides are for ages 7 & up.

Experience the joy of horseback Riding at Giant City Stables

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