Reservations are strongly recommended and some restrictions do apply. There is a 240lb weight restriction for trail rides and a minimum age of 8 years old. There are hand-led pony rides for our young riders under 8 years and hayrides for all.
Riders must arrive 15 minutes early for their reservation. If riders do not arrive at least 15 minutes prior to ride time, the trail ride may be sent out to ensure rides continue as scheduled. Walk ups, if any will have priority over late arrivals at 15 minutes to ride time.
Call for Reservations at the Brighton Rec Riding Stable Today! 810-534-5063
At the Brighton Riding Stable we offer horseback trail rides year-round 'weather permitting'. Come take a peaceful ride through the serene bridle trails at Brighton Recreation State Park. We have horseback trail rides for all ages, hand led horseback trail rides for families with children under 8 years old and hour long trail rides for everyone over 8 years old. We do have a weight restriction of 240 lbs as our horses can only carry up to 20% of their total body weight.
We do not canter or gallop on any of our trail rides. If you would like to canter, you may sign up for the group lessons program where you will do lots of safe and fun stuff on horseback! See our Lessons page for more info.
Please make reservations or call ahead (810) 534-5063.
http://www.michigan.gov/brighton for more info on the trails at the Brighton Recreation Area State Park and Brighton Riding Stable.
Cowboy Trail Ride
Our standard 1 hour Horseback Trail Ride is easy enough for beginners ages 8 to adult, but enjoyable enough for the more experienced. This trail ride is a walk only with some difficult terrain. Must be 8 years and older and a weight restriction of 240lbs is enforced. $35 per rider.
Weekend Trail Ride Times
11:00, 1:00, 3:00, 5:00
Call to Reserve as Ride Times may already be full.
This is a great experience for riders ages 12 to adult. Enjoy a sunset ride for 1 hour riding one of our horses as our friendly guides take you through the wooded trails. Return to cook smores over the campfire. This ride is by reservation only. Minimum 2 riders. $45 per rider with campfire or $40 for ride only (Limited Availability)
Trail Tour Ride
For the full cowboy experience for adults and experienced riders only. Reservations are a must for this 2 hour ride, available weekdays, limited availability on weekends. Must be 12 years and older and a weight restriction of 240lbs is enforced. This ride will not be offered in the winter. Minimum 2 riders. $65 per rider.
Family Trail Ride
This trail ride is for families with cowpokes ages 4 - 8 that are not ready to control their horses on the trail. Families will enjoy a scenic ride down the trail and through woods. 15 minute ride for $15 per rider (limit 2-3 riders). 30 minute ride for $30 each hand led rider under 8 and $25 each rider without personal walker (adults and older kids).
Pony Rides are offered for the young cowpokes not ready for the trail. Any age 2 and up are welcome to take a ride on our kid-friendly horses. Walk In pony rides available Saturday & Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM Through December 11th. Weekday pony rides call for availability. $5 per rider.
BRIGHTON RECREATION RIDING STABLE