With the end of winter and the start of warmer weather comes the chance to spend some quality time with your family in the great outdoors. One activity offered across Kelowna, B.C. that’s sure to be a memorable experience for everyone involved is a day of horse riding at one of the many stables in the region. You and your family will learn about the fundamentals behind this timeless outdoor activity, after which you’ll all get the chance to ride around and soak in a wide range of natural scenery. For an idea as to what’s available, here are a few of the top Kelowna horse riding adventures for your whole family to enjoy.
Access to Premier Riding Trails at Okanagan Stables
Located at 6165 Highway 33 E just minutes from downtown Kelowna, Okanagan Stables is situated in the heart of a gorgeous stretch of meadow and forest, all of which you and your family will be able to see from up close when you ride out along the trails. Before all that though, safety is the number one concern at Okanagan Stables, and they make sure that all their riders complete a few basic practice exercises before heading out onto the main trails with their horse. Their stable itself offers several types of rides for a range of different prices. Some of their options for first time riders include their Mission Creek Ride ($85 for a 1.5 hour guided ride on a trail down to Mission Creek), Basic Trail Ride ($65 for a 1 hour guided ride along one of their many scenic trails), Intro Riding Program ($35 for a 45 minute introduction to all of the fundamentals of horse riding), and Rides For Children ($45 for a 30 minute ride in the ring or on a trail intended for kids 3-7 years old). Once you’re out and about on the trails at Okanagan Stables, you’ll see for yourself why so many of their riders come back year after year to enjoy the scenic adventure.
Friendly, Fun, and Relaxing Rides at Kelowna Stables
Another top choice for a family horse riding experience comes from Kelowna Stables, which you’ll find at 4675 June Springs Road. As soon as you arrive, you’ll meet the stable’s certified trail guide staff: a friendly collection of horse riding enthusiasts who are eager to show all of their riders an exciting time exploring the surrounding valley’s most stunning scenic routes. All of their main riding trails cut through the south section of Myra Bellevue Provincial Park, which is nestled between Myra Canyon and Crawford Trails. Their main option for $99 per person (10% off for groups of 4+), known as the Classic Trail Ride, is a 2 hour long experience that includes basic horse riding prep along with a guided tour out through some of the most ideally situated trails in the surrounding region. Also offered is their Custom Trail Ride for $139 per person in a group of 2 or more, which enables you to completely customize where you’ll be riding and for how long. For the youngest riders, the stable also offers a Kids Ride program intended for kids 3-7 years old that goes for $45 per rider for a half hour ride or $65 per rider for a 1 hour ride. Riding at Kelowna Stables through the surrounding landscape is an experience the entire family will love.
Spring and Summer Riding Camps at Cattail Creek Farms
Located at 3830 Casorso Road, Cattail Creek Farms is a horse riding hub in Kelowna that offers a unique family oriented riding camp program throughout the spring and summer months. Situated on 7.5 acres of land that includes an expansive outdoor ring for riders to enjoy, Cattail Creek Farms gives you and your family access to top of the line horse riding facilities and direction from instructors who have many years of riding experience under their belts. One of the most popular experiences Cattail Creek Farms offers is their 5-day family riding camp that teaches participants everything from safe riding practices to caring for their horses. For $350, each day of the camp includes lessons that run from 9AM-12PM and are organized for small focus groups sessions, teaching riding skills intended for anyone from beginners to intermediates. With Cattail Creek Farms, your entire family can participate in a comprehensive outdoor riding experience that’s sure to be remembered.
Outdoor horse riding is a great way to spend time with your family while doing something unique that will allow you to see all the beauty of the Kelowna region. Each of these stables will be able to provide professional instruction and access to some of the most people-friendly horses you’ll ever meet, not to mention a variety of scenic trail rides depending on where you’d like to go and what you’d like to see.