Riding for Children

How old do you have to be to go on a trail ride?

Riding for children ages 8 to 17 are based on age and skill level. Children 8 to 17 years may go on a Beginner (walking) trail ride without being evaluated by a wrangler. To go on an Intermediate or Advanced ride, however, wrangler evaluation and approval is required. We offer pony rides for children ages four and under. Children who do not pass a wrangler evaluation are encouraged to participate in Corral Lessons where they can learn the skills necessary to ride at the level they desire.


A short evaluation of a child’s riding ability, performed by a wrangler, is to help determine their riding level (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced). Children will be given some instruction during this 5-minute evaluation.

Helmets are required for children under 18 years old and are available at the barns.