WE ARE OPEN!
Currently Available Guided Horseback Rides
Do to Covid 19 we do have some additional requirements and services. We require everyone to wear a mask and we will provide them. We will space rides further apart and offer them to Maine residents or out-of-staters that have followed current quarantine protocol. If someone comes up sick they can reschedule at any time with last minute notice. Please do not ride if you have symptoms. Some safety measures are also changing to reduce the number of surfaces that each rider touches. Tack and waiting area will be disinfected between rides.
Enjoy the Maine wilderness like never before. Rides for first timers to seasoned riders mean everyone can have fun. We can take riders as young as 8. Our weight limit is 220 lbs. Rides available from 1 to 2 hours. Great scenery in our own woods and fields and take a longer trips into the working Jugtown Forest.
This one hour Sunset ride guarantees that it’s just your party and the guide. You can use this ride to propose or celebrate a special event such as an anniversary. The guide will take pictures along the ride so you will have a keepsake.
2 Hours ~ weekdays $350/couple $150 each additional rider
Enjoy the wonderful Jugtown Forest on horseback. This ride is appropriate for beginners and intermediate riders but due to some technical skills needed on this trail children under 12 must have regular experience such as owning their own horse, regular lessons or a show history. All riders will have to show some proficiency at holding the reins, mounting and steering the horse within the first few minutes of the ride or we reserve the right to change it to a one hour during the ride. Please remember that our weight limit on this ride is 220 beginning November 1, 2020 This ride includes narrow trails, steep hills and water crossings.
A $50 deposit or the entire amount must be made at the time of the reservation, the remainder to be paid in cash on the day of the ride.
If you enjoyed your ride, Please tip your guide and Write a Review!
Private Guided Trail Rides and Specialty Rides ~ Minimum two people
This is on hold until the pandemic is over.
Longer rides up to five hours, regular rides guaranteed private, special services such as photos, meals, and riding at your location are all possible, call us for details. Prices vary, private rides for larger groups and longer rides are discounted depending on the details. Ride to Quaker Ridge with its 360 degree view, explore Jugtown Forest and its wildlife and sandy trails for lots of cantering. We can ride on your property, Acadia National Park, beaches when they are open and more. Bring us your ideas!
Please read before reserving
Our new reservation form is easier to use than ever before and we get all the info to help you enjoy your ride! No shows mean that fewer people can ride since we often have a waiting list in winter months. So please call at least 24 hrs in advance but preferably 48 hrs in advance if you need to cancel. Refunds are only given on deposits with 48 hours notice. Credits are available for reschedules with less notice.
A restroom is available but PLEASE arrive a few minutes early if you think anyone in your party will need to use it. Riders MUST have long pants and a solid shoe to ride. And be sure to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out releases and get fitted for helmets. Thank you!
Requirements to Ride CHF Horses
- All riders must be eight years for beginner ride on all discount deal reservations. Full price customers can bring children 6 yr old and up but no more than two children under the height of 4′ per ride due to equipment restrictions. An adult must accompany children under 12. Children must be 13 for intermediate rides or older. Younger children can do intermediate if they are currently riding and taking lessons and have been for at least a year. Trot and canter are at the discretion of the guide.
- Riders over 220 lbs please use these guidelines (riders 220lbs to 250lbs must have a 30″ inseam, riders 250lbs to 280lbs must have a 34″ inseam due to equipment restrictions. We do not take riders over 280 lbs.)
- All riders on our guided trail rides are required to wear helmets. (bring your own or use one of ours must be SEI certified for horseback riding, no bike helmets)
- A liability release must be read and signed by all riders or their legal guardians before the guided trail ride. (please arrive ten minutes early to read and sign release and be fitted with a helmet) or you can request that we e-mail you copies to be read and signed before arriving. All minors not accompanied by a legal guardian must have releases signed and a copy of the signers drivers license must accompany the release.
- All riders must wear long pants and shoes preferably with a heel. No sandals or open-toed shoes.
- All riders must obey and be capable of understanding the guides’ instructions throughout the ride.
- Failure to follow any of these instructions can result in immediate termination of your ride without a refund!!
- Please arrive ten minutes early to sign the liability release and be fitted with a helmet.
- A minimum of 24 hours notice must be made in order to reschedule your ride. Please cancel with 24 to 48 hrs notice in order to fit everyone in during busy times.
Guided Trail Ride experience definitions
Beginner:(definition) does not ride regularly or at all. Cannot canter or trot for more than one minute at a time, has never cantered outside a lesson, has not ridden at least 40 times and been mounted on less than five horses.
Intermediate: (definition) has ridden regularly in the last five years (more than 40 times per year), has ridden regularly within the last year, walks, trots and canters comfortably, has ridden more than five different horses. Can ride english and western.
Advanced: (definition) rides regularly walk, trot, canter, rides both english and western, competes, rides more than one horse on a regular basis, can ride with seat and legs.
I thought I would add a section on tipping since so many people ask about it when they come to ride. Normally tips range from $5 to $20 per couple or family. Any amount of tip is always appreciated if you are happy with the service.
Please remember if anything is not to your satisfaction during the ride, let us know by e-mail or a written letter or bring it to my attention after your ride when I am available. We strive to make your ride pleasant and safe but the guide’s job is very difficult. Remember to always follow the guide’s directions,let the guide know if you have issues that may effect your ability to follow directions, don’t overstate your ability and recognize when you are having an issue with your horse and ask your guide for help immediately. Following these simple guidelines will assure your guided trail ride is enjoyable!
These rides are not currently available. Read the descriptions for the approximate dates of availability.
To make a reservation
Use the large green button on any available ride.
You will need the following information:
- Date you’d like to ride
- A phone number we can reach you at the day of the ride
- Voucher Numbers from any coupons you would like to use
- Age, height and weight of all riders.
We look forward to seeing you and sharing a great riding experience through the countryside in Maine!