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At Carriage Hill Farm, daily farm activities, historical talks and demonstrations are given during seasonal hours. Please call ahead for more details or stop by and see us!

Morning Chores
Come help the farmer with various farm chores like feeding the animals and collecting eggs. Program is on the third Saturday of each month from 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Registrations Required and Limited. To register, check the program listings or call (937) 278-2609.

 
  Carriage Hill MetroPark
Carriage Hill MetroPark
7800 E. Shull Road, Dayton, Ohio 45424
(937) 278-2609
 
   
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RIDING CENTER
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LOCATION: 8111 E. Shull Rd. Huber Heights, OH    PHONE:  (937) 274-3120
CHECK OUT OUR RIDING PROGRAMS. View Horseback Riding Programs.

UPDATE: We are no longer taking reservations for weekend horseback riding trail rides due to the fact that we are completely booked for the remainder of the season.  Patrons are welcome to call the Riding Center office at (937) 274-3120 to be placed on our cancellation list or be given contact information for other trail riding facilities.

Pony rides are still available for children ages 2-8 every Saturday through October 25, from noon to 3:30.

About the Riding Center

Carriage Hill MetroPark Riding Center is a public horseback riding facility that offers horseback riding activities for beginner through intermediate riders focusing on safety, balanced position and proper horsemanship skills. We offer English riding lessons, youth camps, trail rides, and pony rides. The Riding Center has over 20 horses representing a variety of breeds, one outdoor arena, one indoor arena with an observation area, and access to 7.8 miles of horse trails.

For information on our current activities please call the Riding Center at 937-274-3120 or visit our horseback riding programs page.

Riding Activities

Lesson programs are a great way to learn how to ride a horse or brush up on your riding skills. Participants will attend once a week during the session. Each lesson will last for approximately one hour. Curriculum includes English riding as well as before and after care for your horse. Participants must be at least eight years of age. Adult-only classes are offered as well.

Horse Camps are a great opportunity to experience riding in a fun group setting. Campers ride English and Western, learn safety while handling horses, and develop proper horsemanship skills. Youth Summer Camps are available June through August. Riders must be between the ages of 8 and 17.

Weekend Trail Rides are offered in summer and fall. Rides are one hour, walk-only, guided trails through the woods at Carriage Hill MetroPark. Western tack is used. Please plan to wear long pants and shoes with a low heel. Helmets are required and are provided by the Riding Center. Reservations for the trail rides are recommended and you can make a reservation by calling the Riding Center office at (937) 274-3120.

Pony Rides: Do you have a little wrangler that is too young for horse camp but can't wait to ride? For those 2-8 years of age, hand-led pony rides are offered in summer and fall. Bring your camera to capture this unforgettable moment. Reservations are not required. Please check our activities page for dates and hours.

Free Manure

Free Horse Manure is available to the public throughout the year. It is self-service, so please bring your own vehicle, containers and tools. Gates are open between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. seven days a week. Any questions, please contact the Riding Center office at (937) 274-3120.

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Hours and Contact Info
Carriage Hill MetroPark Riding Center
8111 E. Shull Rd.
Huber Heights, OH
(937) 274-3120.

Barns are open 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. every day except Christmas and New Years.

Check the horseback riding programs page for programming hours which vary by season.

 
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