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Posted on October 20, 2007    Midwest Stallion Directory

Horse Riding Vacations Where You Can Bring Your Own Horse
For horse owners, taking a vacation with your horse, can be the ideal way to take a break from it all.  Several facilities in the Midwest offer Horse Riding Vacations or Trail Riding Facilities where equine enthusiasts are welcome to bring horses along.  This article examines trail riding and horse vacation facilities in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska.

Cross Country Trail Ride
Eminence, MO
Facility Type: Trail Riding, Camping,
Horse Boarding: -Horses must be boarded in stalls.
Accommodations: -Campground Only
Unique Features: -This is the nation's largest organized trail ride
-We offer approximately 500 miles of cut trails through the most scenic areas of the Missouri Ozarks
-Attendance ranges from 400 guests to 2,300 guests per event with our largest attendance in June, August, and October
Cost: -$220 for Adults.  $180 for Children ages 6-11.  Fees include three meals per day, entertainment, camping, firewood, and shower facilities.  Pro-Rate prices are available.
Area Attractions: -Missouri's only wild horse herd
-Jacks Fork and Current Rivers-Canoe, Kayak and Tubing
-Hiking, Fishing, Hunting
Web Site:
Phone Number: 573-226-3492

Thank you to Cross Country Trail Ride for providing the above information.

Ponderosa Ranch Trail Rides
Crawford, NE
Facility Type: Trail Riding, Working Ranch Vacations, Cattle Drive
Horse Boarding: -Horse Motel ($10); Includes unlimited riding on the ranch
Accommodations: -Cabin Rental ($60-100 per night)
Unique Features: -Bring your own horse or use horses owned by Ponderosa Ranch -Round up and drive a 200-300 herd of cows and calves.
-Scenic Riding Trails
-Hunting is available
Cost: -Vacation packages start at $150 per person (2007)
Area Attractions: -Mount Rushmore
-Fort Robinson State Park
-Black Hills
-High Plains Homestead
Web Site:
Phone Number: 308-665-3983

Thank you to Ponderosa Ranch Trail Rides for providing the above information.

Hayes Canyon Campground
Eddyville, IL
Facility Type: Trail Riding and Camping
Horse Boarding: -Campsites have 2-3 pens for horses
Accommodations: -Campsites with Full Hook-Ups
-Loading Shed- 780 sq ft. community room with sofas and chairs
-Free Wireless Internet
Unique Features: -Endorsed by RFD-TV's Best of America by Horseback.
-Adjacent to Shawnee National Forest Double Branch Hole Natural Area
Cost: -$10 the first day.  $5 per each additional day.
-Group Discounts Available.
Area Attractions: -Bell Smith Springs- National Historic Register
-Millstone Bluff
-Garden of the Gods
-Metropolis, IL- The Home of Superman
Web Site:
Phone Number: 618-672-4751

The above information is accurate to that which was posted on the Hayes Canyon Campground website as of 10/20/2007.

Gypsum Hills Trail Rides
Medicine Lodge, KS
Facility Type: Trail Riding, Camping,
Horse Boarding:  
Accommodations: -large campground with city water, hot showers and restrooms (no hook-ups)
-Plenty of room to picket, set portable pens for equine
Unique Features: -Access to over 10,000 acres
-Tour Guided Trail Rides upon request
-Family orientated organized rides 2nd and 3rd weekends in May
-All women's ride 1st weekend in May
-All mule ride 2nd weekend in October
Cost: -$10 the first day; $5 each additional day
Area Attractions: -Carry A Nation Home
Web Site:
Phone Number: 620-886-5390 or 620-886-9822

Thank you to Gypsum Hills Trail Rides for providing the above information.

Fourche Creek Trail Rides
Neelyville, MO
Facility Type: Trail Riding, Camping,
Horse Boarding: -Barn stalls are available.  No pens are permitted.
Accommodations: -Call for more information.
Unique Features: -Entertainment may include: Horse Shows, Team Roping, Horse Sale, Team Penning
-Non-Horse Activities including canoe trips, tubing and rafting on Current River
Cost: -Call for more information
Area Attractions: -Mark Twain National Forest
-Little Black Conservation Area- hunting camping, archery range
-Fourche Lake
Web Site:
Phone Number: 573-989-6131

The above information is accurate to that which was posted on the Fourche Creek Rail Rides website as of 10/20/2007.



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