YEAR-ROUND HORSEBACK RIDING TOURS !!
Horseback Riding available for Ages 6 yrs and up! No previous riding experience or special equipment necessary!
Minimum of 2 Riders Required to Reserve a Trail Ride
Maximum Number of 10 Horses per Ride (availability Subject to Change)
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL TRAIL RIDES
Experienced & Knowledgeable Trail Guides provide Riding Demonstrations, Rules and Procedures to all Riders prior to mounting up for all Trail Rides
Riding Helmets: Equestrian Riding Helmets which meet Canadian Safety Standards are provided and are Mandatory wear for all Trail Riders while mounted on any Horse. Guests may bring their own Equestrian Helmet from home providing it meets with proper safety standards. Any additional sport helmets (such as bike and/or snowboarding helmets) will not be permitted. Additionally, our stirrups are covered for secure non-slip footing while you are mounted in saddle
Our Professionally Trained & Docile Trail Horses are suited for all levels of Riders; Green Horns are always Welcome!
For beginner Riders, we recommend “Walking-only” Tours. For Intermediate and Advanced Riders we offer additional option for some Trotting and Loping (Running) where permitted on Trails. We cannot guarantee trotting and/or loping for all Rides as Weather and Trail Conditions may not permit.
For larger Riding Groups; we divide Ride into “Walking Only” (for Beginners) and “Running Groups” (for Intermediate to Advanced Riders) in order to suit all levels of Riding experience. All Scheduled Rides will depart from barnyard simultaneously but will separate 10 minutes into ride. It is best to keep in mind that your “Riding Party Speed” will be geared to your least-experienced Riders in order for all to relax and enjoy a fantastic nature-filled equestrian experience!
A HORSEBACK RIDING WAIVER MUST BE SIGNED BY RIDER OR FOR THOSE UNDER 18 YRS OF AGE SIGNED BY PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN PRIOR TO RIDE
click the box to the right of this Page for our “Printable/Downloadable PDF Waiver”
HORSEBACK RIDES, RATES AND SCHEDULE:
1 HOUR HORSEBACK RIDE:
This ride is our most popular ride! It is perfect for beginner riders starting from ages 6 yrs and up! Rides are led and guided by knowledgeable trail guides for everyone’s safety. Wind your way through countless scenic trails of the Boreal Forest for a memorable Equine Adventure!
1 Hour Horseback Ride Only $40.00 Per Person
Summer/Fall Riding Departures: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, and 6 pm
Winter/Spring Riding Departures: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
**IMPORTANT INFO FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN AGES 6 – 9 YEARS**
Children ages 6 – 9 years old are required for their horse to be tethered and led by a qualified Wagonwheel Ranch Trail Guide for duration of our 1 Hour Horseback ride regardless of any previous riding experience or lessons which they may have. Please note that children between 6 – 9 years old are subject to “Walking Only” tours (no trotting or running permitted for the kids) and do not exceed a 1 Hour Tour
Riders who are 10 yrs and older are given the reins and “graduate” to riding on their own!
Please Note that our Insurance Company does not Permit “double-riding” where child is mounted with Parent in the Saddle. Every Rider is mounted on their own Horse for all Trail Rides. No exceptions to this Rule.
2 HOUR RIDE TO THE RAPIDS ON VERMILLION RIVER !
2 Hour Rides Available June – end of September Only
This ride is perfect for those riders with a bit more riding experience under their belts! An excellent 2 Hour Intermediate level Equine Adventure! Ride through the beautiful trails of the Boreal Forest that winds its way down to the Vermillion River. Dismount for a stretch of your legs and short 20 min.break to take in the sights and sounds of the the rushing Kettle Rapids! ( you are welcome to pack a snack! we have saddlebags avail for stowing your snacks and refreshments for your stop: no glass containers please)
2 Hour Ride only $70.00/Person
2 Hour Ride Schedule: 10 am, 12 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm Departures
3 HOUR RIDE TO THE VERMILLION RIVER!!
3 Hour Ride Available June – end of September Only
This ride is recommended for intermediate to advanced riders. An awesome 3 Hour Trail Ride that winds you through some of Northern Ontario’s most beautiful wilderness! Ride to the Vermilion River where you can cool off in the river with a swim! Pack a lunch and rest by the beautiful sandy riverside with your horses! An amazing adventure ride!
3 Hour Ride Rate: $100.00/Person
3 Hour Ride Schedule: 10am, 2pm, 6pm
“The Weather is Everything”: Please note that during Summer months there are at times occasions of extremely warm temperatures/humidity which can sometimes make it too warm for the horses to ride; therefore the departure times of our riding schedule posted above is subject to changes or Cancellation during warm weather patterns ~ please call ahead and check on times and availability. The same can be said with Winter Months as cold temperatures, high winds or poor trail conditions may be subject to Cancellations by WWR. In the event of Ride Cancellations; Guests with Reservations will be contacted & provided with at least 2 Hours Cancellation Notice
Required Wear For Summer Months: Long pants and a closed-toe shoe or slight- heeled boot ; no Flip-flops ,Crocks or Sandles Please! Insect Repellent & Sunscreen is also Recommended. When heading out into the great outdoors, it is always best to cover yourself up without leaving too much exposed skin. This protects from Insect Bites, sun exposure and/or scrapes from side-trail trees that may sometimes occur where horses can sometimes rub close to a tree on the trails
Required Wear For Winter Months: Suit up head to toe; layering clothes is best. No big pom-poms or novelty hats for head wear please as we need to fit Riding Helmet over your hats. You may also consider lining your boots and gloves with adhesive toe and/or hand warmers brought from home or purchased at Registration Desk
Check the local forecast before heading out and Dress accordingly for the Weather; being properly suited up will enable your full enjoyment of Winter Riding!
**NEW HORSEBACK RIDING HELMET POLICY**
EFFECTIVE JUNE 8th, 2013 ALL HORSEBACK RIDING PARTICIPANTS
MUST WEAR A PROVIDED EQUESTRIAN HELMET WHILE MOUNTED ON HORSES AT WAGONWHEEL RANCH.
THIS NEW POLICY HAS BEEN PUT FORTH BY PREMIERE EQUINE INSURANCE UNDERWRITERS LTD. ~ June 2013
Riding Rates Include Taxes
- 1 Hour Ride – $ 40.00/person
- 2 Hour Ride – $ 70.00/person
- 3 Hour Ride – $ 100.00/person
RESERVATIONS WITH AT LEAST 2 HOUR NOTICE IS REQUIRED FOR HORSEBACK RIDES
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!
Accepted Methods of Payment:
We accept Cash, Interac, Visa and Master Card