Places to ride horses in the OKC Metro




There are so many benefits to interacting with animals including confidence building, stress relief and more. Horseback riding can be quite therapeutic for many as well as a lot of fun. For those of us that don't live on a farm, here are some places in Oklahoma City and the surrounding metro area that allow families to ride. Most offer guided rides for a variety of experience levels. Please call ahead as schedules and availability changes seasonally.

The Riding Stables (7900 SE 104th St) offers 6,000 acres of scenic land to explore around Lake Stanley Draper. Rides are escorted, just under two hours and available for all skill levels. Horses are matched to skill level. 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., last ride leaves at 6:30 p.m. Closed Mondays, except holidays. Reservations required. $25. 794-8850

Cadence Equestrian Center (14150 S Pine St, Edmond) features riding lessons, shows & clinics, camps, birthday parties and parents’ night out, on the fourth Friday of each month. Prices vary. 348-SHOW, www.cadenceequestrian.com

Cottonwood Creek Ranch Camp (8025 S Sooner Rd, Guthrie) offers riding lessons, summer camps and parties. Prices vary. 204-7625, www.cottonwoodcreekmorgans.com

Cross Creek Stables (2200 Danforth Rd, Edmond) offers riding lessons, camps, barn shows and parents’ night out, once a month on the scheduled Saturday. Prices vary. 340-3432, www.crosscreekstablesokc.publishpath.com

Reason to Believe Therapeutic Riding Center (9601 S. Pine, Guthrie) offers riding lessons, birthday parties, team building workshops, summer camps and therapy programs. Prices vary. 282-9997, www.reasontobelieveranch.org

3f Ranch (2874 W Simpson Rd, Edmond) offers lessons from beginning riders to advanced including parent and child lessons as well. Best suited for ages 7 & up. Reservations required. 618-1699

Tesorino Equestrian Center (4555 S Midwest Blvd, Guthrie) offers niche riding lessons for a variety of experience levels a as well as mommy & me program. Ages 2-5 can get a chance to see, play, touch and ride horses in a safe and controlled environment. 464-1641, www.tesorinoeq.com

Silver Wind Stables at Windy Meadow Farm (24413 N May Ave, Edmond) Experience the beauty of Oklahoma on horseback across our 700 acre ranch. $50 per rider. 834-0411, www.silversindstables.com

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