The Stone Gables Estate horseback riding experience is nestled in the heart of Lancaster County. 15 minutes from both Lancaster and Hershey, it is a step back to a time of peace and tranquility where you are surrounded by over 275 acres of pristine forest and fields.

Gentle well-mannered horses with experienced equestrian guides will navigate you on this most memorable adventure. Photo Opportunities abound, so bring your camera and capture the adventure.

Our experienced equestrian guides will share the history, vision, and purpose of Stone Gables Estate.


Call now to schedule your ride or choose your date and time below!

Travel through the trails traversing the 275 acres of Stone Gables Estate, keeping your eyes peeled for our resident wildlife – deer, turkey, fox, and more.

Ride around The Star Barn Village’s many Gothic Revival architectural barns from 1877, not missing the masterfully crafted weathervanes atop each.

Stroll across the original railroad bed and new track that the original Abraham Lincoln Funeral Train traveled on April 22, 1865 as it made its way from Harrisburg to Philadelphia.

Ride across the 1844 restored Herr’s Mill Covered Bridge. Marvel at its Burr arch construction and the cascading moss-covered, boulder-lined Conoy Creek.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please view the list below for our frequently asked questions. Feel free to get a hold of us if you have any additional information you wish to receive.

8 years old or older

No, unfortunately this is not allowed

Riders must be 225 pounds or less

Tuesdays – Saturdays. Trail ride times are: 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm, or 3:30 pm. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Our guided trail rides are 1 hour on our 275 acres property. The price is $59 for Tuesdays-Fridays and $69 for Saturdays. 

You do not need experience. We have calm well-mannered horses and our trail guides do a demonstration ahead of time for each group.

No, the horses only go at a walking pace.

Helmets are required for any rider under 18. Adults can choose to wear a helmet or not. We offer our helmets to wear for everyone.

Book online using the button or calendar at the top of this page. Or please call 717-413-2660 (remember we are closed on Sundays and Mondays).

Long pants are suggested. Sneakers and boots are good. Riders may not wear any open toe shoes.

No, trail rides must be scheduled in advance.

It depends on the ages and sizes of riders, but we can usually do groups up to 7 riders. Larger groups may be possible, please call for availability.

No, unfortunately the grounds are private property and we may have booked private weddings and events. We do not allow guests to walk around.

No, unfortunately there is not.

This is not required, but it is appreciated. The trail guides work hard making sure your trail ride is safe and memorable.

No, unfortunately you can’t pick your horse. The trail guides know the personality and abilities of each horse.

We still ride when there are spotty or light showers, so come prepared with appropriate gear. However, if the rain is heavy, continuous, or stormy, we will call you to reschedule or refund your deposit.

  • If you need to cancel or reschedule, please call: 717-413-2660. Phone call messages will be returned within 24 hours. We can’t always call you right back since our staff is out doing trail rides or caring for the property animals. (Please remember that we are closed on Sundays and Mondays.)
  • Cancellations made 4 days or more in advance of the trail ride will receive a 100% refund.
  • Cancellations made within 2-3 days will receive a 70% refund.
  • Cancellations made within 24 hours will receive a 50% refund.
  • If a rider shows up on the day of the ride and chooses not to ride, a 50% refund will be processed for that rider.
  • If a rider shows up and is clearly not within the weigh restriction or seems unfit to ride, a 50% refund will be processed. This is for the safety of our riders and horses.
  • If you show up for your ride with fewer riders, a 50% refund will be processed for the rider(s) who did not show up.
  • If a rider shows up wearing open-toed shoes, they will not be able to ride and you will receive a 50% refund.
  • If you arrive late and the trail ride has to start without you, a 50% refund will be processed for your group. This is because we need to keep our rides on schedule for the rest of the day and to keep our other guests happy.
  • If we contact you to cancel the ride because of severe weather or circumstances out of our control, you will receive a 100% refund.
  • Since we are closed on Sundays & Mondays, and if you need to cancel for the upcoming Tuesday, please email as soon as possible to cancel.
  • Stone Gables Estate will initiate the refund within 48 hours of cancellation. Financial institutions may take several additional days to complete the process.