The Allegheny Mountains and coastal plains make horse riding in Ohio a real adventure …
Any horse rider considering a horse riding vacation in Ohio will find plenty of choice and varied opportunities that will help make the most of their riding experience.
With a variety of horse breeds, beautiful riding trails and wel organized camping sites surrounded by amazing scenery and ideal horse facilities; Ohio is a great place to go for a ride.
There are terrific opportunities for both beginners and advanced riders and there is always something for every rider to enjoy in Ohio.
Ohio is located in the Midwestern region of the USA; Columbus is the capital city. The state?s name translates into the ?great river? and comes from the Iroquois word ohi-yo?.
Glaciated plains dominate much of the Ohio region where the climate is mostly a humid with hot summers and cool to cold winters. Severe weather phenomenon’s such as the lake effect snowstorms occur on the southeast shore of Lake Erie.
As a result, horse riding in Ohio can be a quite different experience depending on the time of year.
Horse Breeds in Ohio …
When it comes to horse breeds within the Ohio borders, the region encompasses a decent variety, including popular breeds such as the Quarter horse, the Appaloosa and the Paint horse, as well as the Belgian and the Warmblood.
Horses can be ridden on many trails including the challenging Columbus trail, found in the Alum Creek State Park.
A much easier trail for less experienced riders is the La-Grange riding trail located in the Carlise Reservation.
And; there are many other trails which exist throughout the state for all horse riding enthusiasts wishing to go horse riding in Ohio.
Ohio Horse Shows & Equestrian Events …
Horse riding in Ohio provides excellent opportunites for equestrian competitors.
A very popular event is the Ohio Arabian Horse Association Spring Horse Show, held every April at the Roberts Arena, in Wilmington.
The Indian Quarter Horse Association (IQHA) hosts many events throughout the year in an effort to promote rider interest in the American Quarter Horse.
Similarly, The Indiana Paint Horse Club (IPHC) hosts horse shows from May to August, that promote the paint horse breed, they also host popular trail rides.
OGBRA, the Ohio Girls Barrel Racing Association offer a good schedule of barrel racing events that include 3D Ladies Barrel Racing and 3D Ladies Pole Bending. They also have a pee-wee division for under 10’s.
Ohio really is horse friendly.
Popular Equestrian Centers in Ohio
Some top quality equestrian facilities for horses and their riders are located in Ohio. Equestrian centers that provide riding lessons for riders of all riding levels, including novices, and offer horse boarding as well.
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program New Vocations is a 501(c) 3 public equine charity that fills the gap for retired racehorses. Having placed over 300 horses in 2007, we are the largest …
Hinckley Equestrian Center – 330 239-6878
1575 Ledge Road, Hinckley, Ohio 44233
Hinckley Equestrian Center is an established full care boarding facility situated on 34+ acres in Medina County, Ohio, minutes from the Metro Park Bridle Trails. Our full service stables offers lessons, horse leasing, re-schooling, riding clinics, and horse shows
Hunters Creek Equestrian Center – 614 939-JUMP
8363 Schleppi Road, Westerville, OH 43081
Located just North of the Village of New Albany, Ohio; Hunters Creek is a full service Hunter/Jumper training and boarding farm. 20 stall barn for boarders; 64×120 indoor arena for all weather riding and our 125×250 outdoor perfect for enjoying spring, summer and fall
Horse riding in Ohio offers something for every riding style.
Residents and equestrian visitors alike will enjoy horse riding in Ohio. The scenic landscape, varied climate and wide choice of horse trails and equestrian centers, means Ohio state offers something for everyone.