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Weekend Horse Riding Holidays in the USA

by Cris Puscas

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Who doesn’t love to get away from it all, hop in the saddle, and explore fantastic places in the good ol’ USA for weeks on end?

From endless trails in national parks to excellent ranches, the USA offers an unlimited supply of places where you can ride a horse to your heart’s content.

Planning to take advantage of an upcoming bank holiday or just plan to spend some days having fun on a horse riding weekend break in the USA? Not sure where to go?

Below, we share some fantastic choices for all levels of riders.

Note: BookHorseRidingHolidays offers a flexible cancellation policy. Should you not be able to travel as scheduled, we’d be happy to help you alter your booking with the same organizer or a different organizer.


2 Day City Slicker Ranch Holiday Getaway in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania

Weekend horse riding in the USA - 2 days ranch holiday in Pennsylvania

  • Price per Day: From US$168
  • Availability: All Year Round
  • Location: Spring Mills, Pennsylvania
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a short horse retreat.

The package includes a 2-hour mountain horseback trail ride, a 30-minute instructional session, 1-night accommodation, and a campfire pit for sharing nighttime stories.

You may change between two accommodations, both fully equipped with wi-fi, coffee making machine, microwave, kitchen, and en-suite bathroom. The Amish Country Villa, one of the accommodations, features a deck with breathtaking views of the mountains and the horses.

While none of the meals are included. you may purchase breakfast on-site.  


4 Day Life of a Cowboy Dude Ranch Vacation in Sequatchie Valley, Tennessee

weekend horse riding in USA - 4 day life of a cowboy dude ranch in Tennessee

  • Price per Day: From US$212
  • Availability: June to November 2021
  • Location: Dunlap, Tennessee
  • Skill Level: All Levels


During this vacation, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the life of a cowboy, as you learn or expand your horsemanship skills. Upon arrival, you’ll receive your own working ranch horse, who will become your faithful partner while at the ranch.

This trip includes 3 nights’ accommodation and all meals, a daily horsemanship program, a gift basket & photo package, and riding like the cowboys. You’ll also participate in ranch chores.

Each day is different at the ranch, but they all start with feeding the horses and doing morning chores (such as feeding the animals and milking the cows). Then it’s time for the guests’ breakfast, followed by the horsemanship training. After a couple of hours in the saddle, it’s time to get water and hay for the horses and head back to the ranch for iced tea and lunch.

After lunch, you’ll join a cowboy training session. Then, you’ll unsaddle the horse, groom him down, feed him, and bed him down for the night.

Now you can relax after a hot shower and dinner. You may play checkers or dominos or just soak up the views from the deck.

The closest airport is Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA), but you may also fly into either Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) or Nashville International Airport (BNA). The transfer is not provided.


3 Day Weekend Ranch Vacation and Horseback Riding in Benson, Arizona

weekend horse riding in usa - 3 day weekend ranch vacation and horseback riding in arizona

  • Price per Day: From US$158
  • Availability: All Year Round
  • Location: Benson, Arizona
  • Skill Level: All Levels

Spend a weekend in the mountains that were the homelands to Apache chiefs Geronimo and Cochise.

The experienced staff, spectacular scenery, and well-mannered horses will make for an unforgettable experience.

The package includes 2 nights’ accommodation and all meals, 3 days of horse riding (about 8 hours each day), and a ranch activity (such as roping or archery).

Beginners will enjoy a leisurely ride on the gentle trails surrounding the ranch, while more experienced riders will have the opportunity to join different guided rides in the surrounding mountains.

If you travel as a family, it’s recommended to book the cabin. Cottages are also available, and they feature a full kitchen, living room with TV, wi-fi, and a porch.

Kindly book your flight to Tucson International Airport (TUS). The transfer is available for an additional fee.


4 Day Exceptional Ranch Vacation in Kettle Falls, Washington

weekend horse riding usa - 4 day ranch vacation in washington

  • Price per Day: From US$172
  • Availability: August to October 2021
  • Location: Kettle Falls, Washington
  • Skill Level: All Levels

Have you ever dreamed of experiencing the life of a cowboy? Then join an exceptional ranch vacation in northern Washington state!

The package includes 3 nights’ accommodation and all meals, scenic guided trail riding, cattle driving sessions, touring an authentic old west saloon, and more.

There are more than 70 hours of scenic, guided trails to ride, offering breathtaking views of Lake Roosevelt and the Columbia River, with a variety of terrain, including open meadows and forests.

You may choose among a variety of accommodation options, including luxury cabins, family ranch cabins, and glamping tents.

The closest airport is Spokane International Airport (GEG) and the transfer is not provided.

3 Day Little Runaway Ranch Vacation in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania

3 day ranch vacation in spring mills, pennsylvania

  • Price per Day: From US$147
  • Availability: All Year Round
  • Location: Spring Mills, Pennsylvania
  • Skill Level: Beginner


Relax for three days at the Wildfire Ranch Spiritual Retreat, embark on a 2-hour mountain horseback trails ride adventure, be amazed by the breathtaking views from the terrace, and tell stories by the campfire. This might just sound just like the perfect way to spend a weekend!

The several accommodation options to choose from, all featuring cable TV, Wi-Fi, and a private bath. The Ponderosa Lodge, however, is the ultimate ranch getaway. It’s a luxury option with an open floorplan and picture-perfect views. It sleeps up to 8, making it a great place for family retreats.

The package includes a two-night stay with a country breakfast on the superb deck, as well as a 2-hour mountain horseback trail ride adventure. In the evening, you’ll relax by the campfire for nighttime stories.

The barn is home to eleven experienced trail horses, suitable for all levels of riders. All horses are gaited, which means that they have a smooth, even ride with passion and personality.



Looking for other exceptional short horse riding experiences? Discover some of the Old Continent’s most fascinating landscapes on a horse riding weekend in Europe.

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