Montana is the most picturesque state in the USA and is the perfect place for a horseback riding adventure.
Montana has some of the most beautiful country and stunning mountain landscapes in the world.
In fact, it is beyond any doubt one of the most beautiful places to visit in the United States.
And; with this in mind, Montana is the perfect place for horseback riding.
It is home to a large number of ranches and equestrian centers, and localised facilities provide horseback riding tuition for both beginners and more experienced riders.
Horse riding in Montana is just a great way to see Montana’s backcountry. And; whether you mount up for a day ride or a longer trek, Montana’s trail system will lead you to a new adventure every time.
Montana Facts: Montana is the fourth largest state in the United States. It is slightly smaller than Japan and slightly bigger than Paraguay.
Montana is located in the North-Western part of the United States and its name is derived from the Spanish ?monta?a?, which means mountain.
Three of the entrances to Yellowstone National Park are located in Montana, along with another large national park- the Glacier National Park.
The average temperature ranges from 28F (-2C) in January to 84.5F (29.2C) in July and this can make horse riding in Montana a new experience at different times of the year.him
Popular Horse Breeds in Montana …
The Quarter horse is the most important horse breed as it is considered to be an American icon. Although it also does quite well in quarter-mile races. The breed is the master of short distance sprinting.
Oh; and it’s also quite well known for its great performances in horse riding events and rodeos. (see Origin of the Quarter Horse for more info)
Horse Shows & Equestrian Events in Montana …
Montana hosts many annual horse competitions, shows, events and rodeos. There are literally dozens taking place all year round.
Some of the most renowned and most important shows, competitions and horse riding events in Montana are the Helena Valley Blue Horse Show, the Montana All Breed Open and Arabian Horse Show, the Treasure State Open Horse Show and the Governors’ Horse Cup Show.
The largest of these equestrian events is the Montana All Breed Open and Arabian Horse Show which takes place once a year in May.
As for riding trails, aside from the state parks there are enough trail rides to keep any trail riding enthusiast happy.
Popular Trails include those at the Lone Pine State Park on the edge of Kalispell and Bannack State Park southwest of Dillon.
There are also Trailheads In The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.
Popular Equestrian Centers in Montana
Montana is home to a large number of ranches and equestrian centers. Some of the most popular include the Gallatin River Ranch, Bigfork Equestrian Center, Warfiled Equestrian Park, Anam Cara Equstrian Center and Epona Equine. Equestrian centers in Montana service both beginners and experienced riders, and the state is also home to a number of summer camps for children.
Tarkio Equestrian Center – 406 822-1717
10 War Horse Lane, Superior, Montana, MT 59872
Tarkio EC is a high class facility providing a safe and friendly environment for all horse owners and their horses. We offer pasture and stall boarding, arena use, clinics, riding lessons, horse shows and horse training. You can find us in Western Montana near Missoula in the beautiful Tarkio Valley
Bigfork Equestrian Center – 406 250-1560
Sandy Lane off McCaffery Road nr Echo Lake, Montana
Horse owners who are looking for a place to keep their beloved animal, can rest assured that everyone at the Bigfork Equestrian Center will provide the loving care and attention their horse deserves. Every horse has easy access to the outdoors and to both the outdoor and indoor riding arenas
Horse riding in Montana is definitely worth trying at least once …
Montana is one of the most beautiful horseback riding locations in the United States.
It’s well geared to provide horse riders of every level with excellent boarding facilities and a wide variety of well attended horse shows.
For Montana visitors, a vacation spent horse riding in Montana will definitely provide that wonderful experiences you would never forget.