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. We are also home to the MetroParks Mounted Patrol unit.
For information on our current activities please call the Riding Center at 937-274-3120 or visit our horseback riding programs page.
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 2-7 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.
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