Horseback Riding in South Lake Tahoe
If you’re chomping at the bit for an adventure, then why not explore Tahoe from a different perspective? Like from the saddle of a strong and sturdy Tahoe horse?
South Lake Tahoe offers some of the most serene horseback riding trails for an unforgettable trip, and yes, that’s straight from the horse’s mouth!
Trot through meadows and forests with unbelievable views of the lake while making a connection with a gentle giant. And don’t worry if you don’t have any equestrian experience, the trail horses are calm and the tour guides are helpful providing the perfect combination for first-time riders.
Camp Richardson Corral
Trade in a day of fishing on the lake for a peaceful trot on the Tahoe trails. Hop on board one of the corral’s sturdy horses and stride through the National Forest or around Fallen Leaf Lake. Camp Richardson Corral offers a variety of horseback riding packages to meet all of your equestrian wishes.
Although Camp Richardson Corral requires cowboys and cowgirls to be at least six years of age to ride the big steeds, little ones under the age of six can still saddle up and experience an exciting pony ride around the stables. The Camp Richardson Corral ponies are calm and gentle, providing the kiddies with an adventure on an animal a little more suit for their size. These pony rides include a five-minute loop with a trusted horse wrangler and are available from June until Labor Day.
Zephyr Cove Resort Stables
Tahoe is known for its high-speed sports from boating and biking to skiing and snowboarding, but why not take it down a notch and leisurely explore the Sierra on horseback? Zephyr Cove Resort Stables offers horseback riding through some of the most scenic areas in South Lake Tahoe as the horses lead the way through pine trees, boulders, and streams. And because of these spectacular sights, be sure to pack your camera to capture some of the best views from horseback!
Equestrians, both beginners, and pros can saddle up for a one hour, one-and-a-half hour, or two-hour trail ride with a seasoned cowboy tour guide. For those riders who plan on riding up an appetite, if there are at least ten others in their party, they can book a breakfast, lunch, or dinner ride package. These meal packages include an unforgettable trail ride, followed by a hay trailer ride to the picnic area to refuel.
Sheridan Creek Equestrian Center
For Tahoe locals and visitors in search of horseback riding off the beaten trail, the Sheridan Creek Equestrian Center presents a must-see spot. The ranch at Sheridan Creek Equestrian Center is any horse lover’s mecca, as it features not only horse shows, horse camps, and horse boarding, but it also offers horseback riding around the ranch.
Tahoe visitors enjoy making the trek out to the equestrian center because unlike traditional trail rides, guests are welcome to pick up speed from a trot to a gallop to experience the true strength and beauty of the steeds. Horseback riding guests can dash through the fields off trail on the ranch instead of sticking to a strict route.
Lake Tahoe features countless ways to take in the majestic views of the lake and Sierras, but why not kick up your heels and witness it from a horse’s point of view? Spur on the fun and hit the trails with friends and family on your next visit to Lake Tahoe.