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Horseback Riding on Cape Cod
Guided Trail & Beach Rides

Is horseback riding on your Cape Cod vacation wish list?

Whether you're an experienced rider or a first-timer in the saddle, guided horseback rides are a fun and unique way to explore parts of the Cape that few visitors get to see!

View from the back of a horse, on a group ride along a trail lined with green foliageGuided Trail Riding on Cape Cod Conservation Lands

Where to Find Guided Trail Rides on Cape Cod

Two local stables are currently (2022) offering guided rides on the Cape:

  • Meeting House Farm & Sanctuary

  • Ridge Valley Stables

Sorry to say, there appears to be some out-of-date information floating around on the web. :(

Emerald Hollow Farm in Brewster, Haland Stable in Falmouth, CJ's Ranch in West Barnstable, and Woodsong Farm in Brewster are not offering guided trail rides for the general public anymore.

Meeting House Farm: Guided Trail Riding

Wooden sign showing a horse with long, flowing mane and the words "Meeting House Farm"

About the Farm

Meeting House Farm is a small, family-owned and operated horse farm and animal sanctuary in East Sandwich.

Samantha (the owner, a/k/a "Sam") and her staff welcome their guests like old friends. And they go out of their way to assure that everyone who comes to the farm has a fun, relaxing and safe ride.

Lady riding a chestnut-colored horse and man riding a palomino horse, in a wooded settingNewbies on Horseback
Mack & Nicole

About the Rides

Meeting House Farm caters to riders of all ages and experience levels with:

  • 1 hour trail rides for beginners, ages 14 and up;

  • 1.5 hour trail rides for intermediate and advanced-level riders, ages 14 and up; and

  • special family farm rides for families with younger children.
Little girl sitting on a cute, black and white pony.Amelia, ready to ride the "pony trail" on her 5th birthday.
(Love the pony's unicorn party hat!)

You'll be paired with a well-mannered horse that's just right for your experience level.

And you'll ride in a Western saddle - comfy and secure!

Rider on a dark brown horse with black mane and tail; tall trees and summer foliage in the background"Moose"
One of Meeting House Farm's Fabulous Trail Horses

Your guide will lead you along lovely Cape Cod conservation trails at a leisurely pace.

No galloping involved. ;-) 

This is easy riding at its best!

View from a rider's perspective while   horseback riding along a lush forest trail; brown horse with black maneRiding a Shaded Conservation Trail
A Great Way to Beat the Summer Heat!

Guided trail rides are available year round.  

And yes, that includes the winter months, too ...

Winter scene after a heavy snowfall on Cape Cod, riders on horseback in a snow-covered woodlandOn Horseback in a Cape Cod Winter Wonderland
It's an Extra-Special Experience!

Meeting House Farm offers trail rides by appointment only.

To assure that her horses aren't over-worked, Sam only schedules a limited number of guided rides each week.

So be sure to reserve your time as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment!

For more information about the guided trail rides, kids  pony rides, and other family activities at the farm:

Woman wearing chilly-weather clothing and a western hat, riding a handsome palomino horse; bare trees and fallen leaves along the trailWhiskey & Me on a Late-Autumn Ride at Meeting House Farm


Ridge Valley Stables: Guided Beach Horseback Rides

Want to go horseback riding on a Cape Cod beach?  

Ridge Valley Stables offers guided rides at Sandy Neck Beach Park during the Cape's "shoulder season" months - April and May, September and October.

*BIRD NESTING CLOSURE: June 1 - August 26

Looking down a long, wide beach backed by sea grass-covered dunes. Blue sky and ocean on the horizon.Sandy Neck Beach
Such a Beautiful Place to Ride a Horse!

About the Rides

The beach trail rides cover miles of scenic territory from Sandy Neck's access trail, along the dunes, to the Cape Cod Bay surf line ... 

Wide-open beach, blue ocean with waves breaking on the shorelineImagine riding on this beautiful stretch of oceanfront!

On your horseback adventure, you'll also meander along pathways through acres of natural vegetation (including wild cranberry bogs!) and unspoiled wildlife habitat.

Miles of rolling sand dunes covered with green and brown vegetation, hints of fall colorsThe Dunes at Sandy Neck

The beach rides at Sandy Neck:

  • are suitable for all levels of riding experience from novice to advanced;

  • cover approximately 11 miles and last from 3-6 hours, depending on the pace you're most comfortable with; and

  • can be customized for your family/group's preferences, and for special occasions like birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, etc.

Reservations are required!

*Special Note to Cape Cod Vacationers: If you have your heart set on taking a guided beach horseback ride while you're here, I highly recommend that you reserve as far in advance as possible!

For more information about guided beach horseback riding on Cape Cod Bay:

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Happy Trails! :-)

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