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Horseback Riding in Minnesota

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Horseback Riding Minnesota

Most family vacation destinations in Minnesota include beautiful family vacation resorts, cabins, and dozens of state parks and many other top family vacations spots.

Some of the best places for horseback riding in Minnesota are the many miles of trails in our Minnesota State Parks.

You can ride for almost 1,000 miles on horse trails in our state parks and explore our diverse terrain from prairie to forest to lakeside and hill country.

On each of our state park pages we offer information about horse trails and horse camps available. We have a list below of specific state parks that have horse trails and camps.

Not every state park has horse riding availability however you will find that many do. 

You will need a horse pass to ride the state park trails. You can get  a pass from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

State Parks Horseback Riding

If horseback riding is part of your vacation plan in Minnesota, consider reserving a spot in a horse camp in one of these state parks:

Camden State Park
Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park
Fort Ridgely State Park
Glacial Lakes State Park
Lake Carlos State Park
Lake Louise State Park
Maplewood State Park
Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
Minnesota Valley State Park
Sibley State Park
Saint Croix State Park
Upper Sioux Agency State Park
Wild River State Park

Minnesota State Parks Reservations

Horseback Riding in Minnesota

Minnesota Riding Stables

Below are some Minnesota riding stables and their locations and phone numbers. These can change or close so please call ahead to make sure they are still in operation, what they offer, and their prices.

Some riding stables in Minnesota are within popular resort complexes. You will find one of these at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria.

Arrowwood Resort Golf, Marina, Riding Stables, 2100 Arrowwood Lane NW, Alexandria, (866) 386-5263

Outback Trail Rides, Inc., 12210 Pillsbury Forest Rd SW, Pillager, 218-746-3990

Bunker Park Stable, 550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover, 763-757-9445

Rose Lawn Stables, 24069 Rum River Blvd, St Francis, 763-753-5517

El Rancho Manana Riding Stable. 27302 Ranch Road, Richmond, 320-597-2740

River Valley Horse Ranch. 16480 Jonathan Carver Parkway, Carver, 952-361-3361

Lazy 'D' Campground & Trail Rides, 18748 County Rd 39, Altura, 507-932-3098

HHH Ranch, 16032 180th Street East, Hastings, (651) 338-2792

Riding Lessons in Minnesota

If you are looking for a place to board your horse, take riding lessons and learn more about horses, these are just a few of the places in Minnesota where you can do that. As always, call ahead to see what is offered,

Seventh Farm Riding School, St Paul, MN, (651) 458-1007

Windy Ridge Ranch, 2700 Manning Ave S, St Paul, MN, (651) 436-6557

Horseplay Ranch, 21201 Larkin Rd, Hamel, MN, (763) 478-9106

Horseback Riding Minnesota
Explore horseback riding opportunities in all fifty states at the Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project

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