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Horseback Riding in Kentucky

Horseback riding in Kentucky

The Horse Racing Capital of the World, Kentucky has plenty to offer all types of horse lovers. 

Equestrian enthusiasts can enjoy world-class horseback riding in Kentucky year round. With hundreds of miles of Kentucky horse trails in every region of the state, a trail can be found to challenge everyone from the beginner to even the most accomplished rider.

Kentucky has numerous stables that offer horse rentals for day use. Kentucky horse camps offer horsemen and women the opportunity to bring their horse trailers to enjoy some fantastic Kentucky horseback riding all day and camp overnight. Visitors will also see scenic views, wildlife, natural features and enjoy great camaraderie along Kentucky horse trails.

Whether you’re a veteran trail rider or someone who has never ridden before and is eager to learn, there is a riding destination in Kentucky to meet your needs–from privately-owned stables to the nearest state park. The dozens of Kentucky horseback riding outfitters, private guides and organized trail rides across the state can help you unleash your spirit of adventure. View our list of statewide places to ride and start planning a horseback riding adventure!

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Columbia, KY
Russell Creek, Green River, Green River Lake State Park
Dawson Springs, KY
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Pennyrile State Forest, Jones-Keeney WMA, Tradewater River, Lake Beshear, Tradewater Canoes & Kayaks
Jamestown, KY
Lake Cumberland, Cumberland River, Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Kentucky Pedal & Paddle.

Manchester, KY
Goose Creek, Redbird River, South Fork Kentucky River, Redbird District Daniel Boone National Forest, Bert T. Combs RV Park and Campground Y-Holler Trail System
Stearns, KY
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Daniel Boone National Forest, Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail, Big South Fork Cumberland River, Big South Fork S...
Louisa, KY
2300 acre mountain reservoir, fish for a number of species including: bass, crappie, blulegill, and catfish, full service marina, 47 campsites, 18-hole golf course, 20+ miles ...
Louisa, KY
13,191 acres, hunting and fishing for variety of species, multi-use trails around lake and WMA
Hardinsburg, KY
6,775 acres, two tracts located near Ohio River and Meade County line, Town Creek tract near Addison, steep & sloping hardwood forest and flat river bottom land, waterfowl re...
Alexandria, KY
1000 acre park, 12 site campground with water and electric, 200 acre fishing lake with variety of species, 28 stall horse barn, disc golf and other sport facilities, 20 miles ...
Louisville, KY
Guided trail rides through Jefferson County Forest, boarding, riding lessons, training
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