Horseback riding may not be the very first thing associated with Las Vegas. However, there are several opportunities to enjoy trail rides and enroll in lessons. Whether you are looking to have a fun day riding through the mountainside or ready to commit to learning the ins and outs of equestrian lifestyle, here are 5 of the best horseback riding experiences in and near Las Vegas, NV.
Opt for 30 minutes, an hour, a half day or a full day of horseback riding at Red Canyon Trail Rides in Bryce Canyon Pines. A four hour drive north east of Las Vegas, Bryce Canyon Pines makes for a great road trip. Whether Red Canyon Trail Rides is a day trip or a weekend trip, a beautiful experience is waiting to be had.
Blue Ribbon Hunters and Jumpers
“Located in Las Vegas, Blue Ribbon specializes in Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation and Dressage,” the 10 acre facility mentions. Known for their multidisciplinary approach, Blue Ribbon Hunters and Jumpers offers two jumping arenas, a dressage court and five acres of cross country track. Located off of Jones and Farm road in Centennial Hills, the Blue Ribbon Hunters and Jumpers welcomes riders of all experience levels.
Wild West Horseback Adventure
Ride through the wild west mountains and desert like those depicted in old western films at The Wild West Horseback Adventure. Trail rides are complete with a sunset with a BBQ dinner, a midday ride with lunch or a sunrise ride with breakfast. Work up an appetite while riding and feast after.
Cowboy Trail Rides
Explore the Red Rock Mountains by way of horseback. Enjoy the geological wonder composed of nearly 200,000 acres of the Mojave Desert. Learn about geology, the environment and the history of Red Rock Canyon while adventuring through the mountain side with the help of Cowboy Trail Rides guides and horses.
This facility offers riding lessons, training and boarding and riding camp. Touted as “Las Vegas’ Premier Hunter Jumper Facility," Hunters Edge focuses, "on training horses and riders to be competitive in the disciplines of Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation,” as detailed on their site. Located in the southwest area near Blue Diamond and Mountains Edge, this facility is complete with three arenas, one of which is covered to protect from the elements.