Horseback riding is the featured activity at Shangrila Guest Ranch. All horseback riding is guided and is included in our all inclusive packages. Trail rides are anywhere from an hour to most all day with lunch on the trail. Our various network of riding trails allows us to adjust the length of our trail ride to accommodate the comfort of our riders. We provide quality, seasoned horses to fit the needs of the first time rider as well as those more experienced.
Guests staying at the ranch will ride different trails each day during their stay. Trails may range anywhere from winding paths through the woods with small creek crossings to open fields of beautiful countryside. Horseback riding through hardwood forest provide shade during the summer months as well as a canopy of color during the fall. Where ever the trail leads, there’s opportunity to see wildlife such as deer, wild turkey and different species of birds.
The minimum age for horseback riding is 10 years. Exceptions may be made based on previous riding experience and riding ability. Children unable to trail ride may be led on horseback or have lessons in the riding ring.
All riders must be physically fit and mentally capable for horseback riding. Weight limit restrictions exist. We suggest all riders wear long pants for trail riding and closed toe shoes.
Interested in going horseback riding but not looking for an overnight stay? Horseback riding and wagon rides at the guest ranch for non-guests are by appointment only. See our Hourly and Day Trail Riding for more information