Horseback Riding Lessons Carson City

Horseback Riding Lessons in Northern Nevada

One of the most wonderful things about Northern Nevada is the beautiful horses that surround us and the several options for horseback riding lessons in Reno, Carson City, Gardnerville, Minden, and Truckee.

While some of us get to enjoy horses right outside our door, horseback riding is always an exciting treat.

We’ve rounded up a list of locations you can get horseback riding lessons for you and your family.

Breakaway Farms & Stables

Location: At the boarding facility of Maplewood Stables: 425 W. Laramie Dr. Reno, NV 89521

Phone Number: 775-846-5715

Ages: All Ages 

Breakaway Farms & Stables offers several different options for horse riding lessons. With full training and half training options, a program for children 5 and under, developing rider, private, and group lessons, there is something for everyone.

Franktown Meadows

Location: 4200 Old US Hwy 395 N, Carson City NV 89704

Phone Number: 775-849-1600

Ages: All Ages

Franktown Meadows Equestrian Facility is a premier equestrian facility, offering boarding and training. Lessons include – individual, tiny tots under 5, mommy or daddy and me, jump lessons, and more. Enjoy 41 acres of riding at this state-of-the-art facility.

Horizon Arabians

Location: 180 Filer Rd

Phone Number: 916-412-8072

Ages: 6 & older

Horizon Arabians is a full-service training operation, working in Reno, NV. They offer private and group lessons for 6+ and older.

Ironwood Events Center

Location: 5600 Whiskey Springs Road Reno, Nevada  89510

Phone Number: 775-475-0100

Ages: Not listed on their website

Ironwood Events Center offers the services of trainers and instructors for yourself or your horse,

with no worries about heat, cold or wind. Safe horses, kid-friendly trainers, and a large heated indoor ring.

Kids and Horses

Location: 2869 Esaw St. Minden, NV 89423

Phone Number: 775-267-1775

Ages: Not listed on their website

Kids & Horses is a non-profit organization that serves children and adults with disabilities in Northern Nevada through the use of horses. Kids & Horses offers a variety of services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy,  and adaptive riding lessons.

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Maplewood Stables

Location: 425 W. Laramie Dr. Reno, NV 89521

Phone Number: 775-849-1849

Ages: 5 & older

Established in 1977, Maplewood Stables offers year-round lessons for all ranges of skill, beginner through advanced. Schedule group, semi-private, or private lessons for kids and adults.

Marvin Picollo Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program

Location: 900 Foothill Rd Reno, NV 89511

Phone Number: 775-560-9666

Ages: Pre-K – 12th Grade

Marvin Picollo School is a special education school that serves between 120-130 students in grades PK through 12th.  They are on the cutting edge of progressive therapies.

Meadow View Farms

Location: 2600 Rhodes Rd, Reno, Nevada 89521

Phone Number: 775-830-8979 or 775-745-2753

Ages: All Ages

Whether you are looking to ride for the first time, getting back into riding after some time off, training to successfully compete, or enjoy riding as a hobby, there is a place for everyone at Meadow View Farms.

Pair Of Aces Stables

Location: 3400 Holcomb Ranch Ln Reno, NV, 89511

Phone Number: 775-220-2270

Ages: Not listed on their website

Pair of Aces Stables specializes in jumpers and are known for our work with green and young horses. While they predominantly work with Jumpers and Hunters we also enjoy having Dressage horses in training.

Piping Rock Equestrian

Location: 12318 Union Mills Road, Truckee, CA 96161

Phone Number: 530-582-6780

Ages: 7 years old & up

This equestrian center offers a broad range of equine activities for the Truckee Reno Tahoe area including summer horse camps, scenic trail rides, and training in both English and Western disciplines. 

They offer lessons and clinics in both English and Western with private, semi-private, group, and clinic settings.

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Red Rock Hounds

Location: 25 Spoke Road Reno, NV 89508 

Phone Number: 775- 969-3243 or 253-376-6711

Ages: Not listed on website

Red Rock Hounds offers training programs from the beginner rider to the most advanced levels. Each horse and rider are in a program designed to meet the needs and goals of both, keeping safety, fun, and success in perspective. 

Reno Tahoe Equestrian Centre

Location: 2455 Rhodes Road Reno, NV 89521

Phone Number: 775-720-3548

Ages: 5 & older

The Reno Tahoe Equestrian Centre hosts a riding academy with nationally ranked instructors. Offering a wide range of rates and packages, RTEC encourages all students to select an individually designed program ensuring achievement of your equestrian goals. 

Reno Rescue

Location: 400 Deer Mountain Road Reno, NV 89523

Phone Number: 775-843-7226

Ages: All Ages

Reno Rescue is a nonprofit organization focused on tackling the issue of horses in need. Whether you’re looking to learn how to correctly mount and dismount a horse or are looking for a more therapeutic experience, we will tailor our lessons to your needs and abilities. 

They offer horseback riding lessons for individuals of all abilities, including individuals with disabilities and/or who are in need of therapeutic riding (also known as “adaptive riding”).

Sheridan Creek

Location: 551 Centerville Lane Gardnerville, NV 89460

Phone Number: 775-265-7371

Ages: All ages

Sheridan Creek Equestrian Center is an exceptional full-service boarding, teaching and learning facility owned and directed by Kristen Roberson. They offer 8 different lesson horses for all ages. If you’re interested in pony rides, those are offered as well.

Just for Fun, No Lessons

Looking to take the family or kids for a fun horseback ride or obstacle course? Or maybe they’d like to help brush, saddle, and lead a horse?

Whatever you decide, there are a few places in Northern Nevada where you can enjoy the horses during a family outing, no lessons.

Heavenly Footprints

Location: 2365 Eastlake Blvd New Washoe City, NV 89704

Phone Number: 775-291-0319

Ages: 7 & older

Meet your horse, saddle up, and head for the trail! Heavenly Footprints is open year-round, weather permitting.

Giddy Up!

Does anyone in your family enjoy horseback riding lessons in Reno, Carson City, Gardnerville, Minden, or Truckee? We’d love to know where you go and why you love it in the comments below. 

However, if we’ve missed a spot, please let us know and we will get it added to our list.

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Leanna Carson is an expecting mama via IVF and a serial entrepreneur.

Born and raised in Las Vegas, she loves sharing all things family-friendly as well as local spots most don’t even know about! She co-founded Nevada Moms in 2018 and it has become the #1 Family Guide to Nevada experiences, activities, happenings, and more.

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