Maryland Horseback Riding

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We're not called River Valley Ranch for nothin'! Of the many outdoor experiences & adventures offered at RVR, horseback riding goes all the way back to our roots and has been a part of our program since our founding in the 1950's. Our scenic Maryland horse trails wind throughout our beautiful 500+ acre property in Carroll County and our facilities for horseback riding lessons are top-notch!

Horseback Riding Programs, Trails and Lessons at RVR

In addition to our various horseback riding summer camps ( Teen Horsemanship, Extreme Rancher, Teen Trail Riding, Junior Trail Riding) we offer the following spring and fall Maryland horsemanship programs. These programs all make use of our extensive network of horse trails on property (as well as adjacent Carroll County properties like the beautiful Prettyboy Watershed) and our three riding arenas— two outdoor riding arenas and one indoor riding arena. Horseback riding programs are available for all ages, young and old. Whether it's one time or ongoing, we hope you'll choose RVR for your next experience horseback riding in Maryland!

horseback riding lessons

Horseback Riding Lessons

Take your individual horseback riding skills to the next level with lessons from RVR’s experienced staff, under the supervision of our CHA Certified Horsemanship Director!

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trail rides

Horseback Trail Rides

Explore RVR’s scenic Maryland horse trails! Schedule a horseback trail ride with our Horse Center staff or plan and make a day of it with friends and family.

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cowgirl and weekly saddle clubs

Horse Saddle Clubs

Learn and enjoy the joys of horsemanship in a weekly group setting with RVR's popular Saddle Clubs! Offered in the Spring and Fall for ages 7-18.

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horse adoption

Horse Adoption

Did you know you can adopt a horse and support the ministry of RVR? Learn more about the benefits of our horse adoption program and view our horse gallery!

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summer horse camps

Summer Horse Camps

RVR has several weekly overnight summer horse camp programs for girls ages 9-12 and 12-17. Learn more about these great summer riding opportunities!

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other horse experiences

Other Horse Experiences

Check out RVR’s other exciting horse experiences!

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