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Horseback Riding Lesson in the Ottawa Valley

Where: Cobden, Ontario
Price for: 1 Participant
This 2-hour riding lesson and trail riding experience is the perfect way to have your first horseback riding experience. You will start with learning the basics of riding and end with a scenic trail ride along the Ottawa River.

Discover the magic of horseback riding in the Ottawa Valley…relaxing, fun, adventurous, and exhilarating!

This horseback riding lesson and trail ride experience is ideal for families, couples, groups, couples, and individuals. It is designed with beginner and novice riders in mind.  This 2-hour experience offers a complete horse education from grooming and ground work to a lesson in our ring with an experienced trainer, topped off with a guided horseback ride on trails along the Ottawa River.

Your adventure begins in the outdoor riding ring learning the basics of walking, turning and stopping along with philosophies around horsemanship, safety and trail riding techniques. You will experience how to go up and down hills and across water and bridges, navigate through logs and safely mount and dismount, under the watchful eye of your instructor.

Your horseback riding experience will include brushing your horse and “saddling-up” for the trail ride, as well as feeding your trusty mount some treats and carrots.

A 70-minute guided trail ride at a gentle pace will feature picturesque landscapes and spectacular views of the Ottawa River.

Along with horseback riding enjoy a buffet lunch at Wilderness Tours Resort (right next door) and spend the rest of the day swimming in their pool, at the beach, in the hot tub or on the volleyball courts.

The price is per person with a minimum of 2 people required per tour.


  • Arrive at Horse Country Ranch 20 minutes prior to your riding time.

  • Orientation and lesson - 40 minutes

  • Trail ride - 70 minutes

  • Dismount and Cool Down -10 minutes


  Approximately 2 hours

What’s Included:

  • 2-Hour horseback riding lesson and guided trail ride.
  • Professional guide.

  • Safety helmet (flak jackets optional) and all required tack.

  • Full Day resort pass to Wilderness Tours Resort.

  • Buffet lunch at Rafters Restaurant.

Need to know:

  • All horses are assigned by the trail guide. Customers do NOT get to pick their horse.

  • Helmets are mandatory for all riders and we provide them at no additional charge. Our total focus is on your safety and the horses’ safety at all times.

  • Saddle Options: English and Western

  • What To Wear: All riders MUST provide their own proper riding attire including footwear with a closed toe/heel, and full length jeans or pants, t-shirt or western shirt. NO flip flops, sandals or running shoes are permitted. NO shorts, bikini tops or swimming trunks are permitted.

  • Minimum Age: 9 years

  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

  • Participants will be required to sign a liability release and waiver form.

  • While horses are matched to body type, suggested weight limit is 250 pounds and under.

  • Weather Policy: The experience provider reserves the right to cancel or postpone any horse rides as a result of weather making conditions unsafe for both horses and riders. This would include (but not limited to), thunder & lightening or major rain storms, extremely wet trail conditions, exceptional heat conditions/hot days.

Your horseback riding adventure is sure to be a memorable and educational experience. The focus is on three things; safety, education and fun!

If you are looking for something to do with your family or friends that’s fun, outdoors and exhilarating this is it! 

Horseback Riding Lesson in the Ottawa Valley experience takes place in Foresters Falls, an hour and a half west of Ottawa. VIEW MAP

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