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Horseback Riding Summer Outdoor Activities

The first people to see Alberta from the saddle clearly noticed something worth sticking around for. Cantering through meadows, rolling prairie and foothills will do that to a person. • Learn it: Being a first-time horseback rider is no reason not to get the pioneer experience. Lots of ranches offer training paired with day-long rides. • Level up: Multi-day trail rides? Yes, please. Trot the open range by day (eyes peeled for wildlife). At night, sleep in a cozy tent after one-upping your new cowpoke friends around the campfire. • Try it: Test your horseback skills by herding cattle on a working ranch. 

Ever wondered where Banff Trail Riders' 300 horses spend winter? It’s a pretty sweet gig – work six months of the year, then run free, eat, and hang with your buds for the other six months.

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Jasper National Park | Alex Strohl

Peace River | Jeff Bartlett

Unlike when settlers headed north into the Peace River country in the early 1900's, today it is possible to get adventurous in the Peace region with relative ease. Explore with camping, river travel, by motorcycle, by air, and on horseback.

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Flying Cross Ranch

Lacombe, Alberta

We started off giving riding lessons but have found that the whole animal experience that our lesson students get at the ranch is a life changing one. We have decided to share that with everyone! Come out and enjoy pony rides and horse rides, our petting zoo, and barnyard activity stations for a day of fun and learning. We have on-site washrooms (Porta-Potty), hand washing stations, free parking and a snack bar. We are a working farm and do have some accessibility issues, if you would like to visit but are concerned give us a call and we can make it work!

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Beaver River Trestle

Cold Lake, Alberta

Look down. Way down. The Beaver River Trestle, at one kilometer long and 60 metres high, is a highlight of the Iron Horse Trail. It is accessible from Cold Lake via three km of the multi-use Trail. Or you can drive to the west end by turning north off Highway 28 at the Y Road and parking at the trail access point. The 300 km Iron Horse Trail connects many of the area’s natural gems and tourist attractions. ATVers use the Iron Horse Trail to access countless kilometres of backcountry trails and cutlines that weave through the region’s rugged terrain.

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Rocky Mountain Show Jumping

Calgary, Alberta

Rocky Mountain Show Jumping (RMSJ) is an equestrian event management company that specializes in hosting Jumping and Dressage tournaments, along with a variety of other event thought the season. Located at the beautiful Anderson Ranch at Calgary’s south end, just minutes south of Spruce Meadows. Featuring Goby’s Grill, at the heart of the property, this family friendly fully licensed restaurant is open seasonally from May to the end of August during the many hosted public and private events. Goby's has free live music every Saturday during the summer outdoor tournaments. RMSJ hosts over 20 tournaments each year, including Bow Valley Classics, June Classic CSI2*, Rocky Mountain Classics, Royal West and many more!

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Jasper Riding Stables on Pyramid Lake Road

Jasper, Alberta

Horseback rides for everyone. A true Western experience offering a chance to explore the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains. The views are wonderful and there are abundant opportunities to see wildlife.

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Majestic Arabians Ranch

Rimbey, Alberta

We are a family owned and operated Equestrian and Guest Ranch Facility. We provide and offer a verity of services such as Couple & Family Weekend retreats as well as longer stays. Summer horse camps riding lessons ladies retreats Birthday parties horse boarding. Arabian Breeders

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Mountain Adventure: Trail Rides

Sundre, Alberta
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Saddle up and escape deep into the Rocky Mountains with Mountain Adventure: Trail Rides. Guided trail rides from 2 to 8 hours. Do you want more? Call us and ask about our remote mountain camp where you will be taken into the backcountry and sleep amongst the wild.

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