Horseback Clinic & Trail Ride at Explore (ages 8+)
You can't gallup until you learn to trot. Get started on the right hoove with the equine experts at Explore Park's Nigara Ranch. Participants will learn basic horsemanship skills including mounting and riding technique, before setting off on a guided trail ride. No experience necessary. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets, and tack included.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is currently unavailable for horseback programs at Explore Park's Niagara Ranch while we reassess vendor operations at the facility.
To express interest in any of the programs below, please email prtonline@roanokecountyva.gov. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Cancelled Horseback Riding- Clinic & Trail Ride (ages 8+) 33583 2/17/2019 - 2/17/2019 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Su Explore Pa Info
Horseback Riding Wildlife Excursion
It's time to saddle up and experience the sights sounds of the local wildlife. Create and share homemade treats with some of the critters on a fun filled and scenic horseback trail ride. Following this, enjoy a delicious and hearty cowboy style meal at Reba Farm Inn's Bed and Breakfast. You'll then remount your horse and conclude the day with a ride back to the stables. No experience necessary. Transportation, dinner, helmets and all tack included. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. This trip meets at the Green Ridge and travels to Reba Farm's Bedford stables.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Horseback Riding- Wildlife Excursion (ages 8+) 33321 2/23/2019 - 2/23/2019 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Sa Green Ridge Lobby Area Info
Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+)
Experience real world riding instruction from the very best! This 1.5 hour excursion departs from Explore Park's new Niagara Ranch, providing a memorable and scenic ride with western style riding instruction. No experience needed! Advance registration is suggested, with your excursion beginning from our facility located at 3204 Highland Road. Drop-in registration may be available up to 20-minutes before your ride time at the Explore Park Visitor Center or by phone at (540) 427-1800. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets, and tack included.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is currently unavailable for horseback programs at Explore Park's Niagara Ranch while we reassess vendor operations at the facility.
To express interest in any of the programs below, please email prtonline@roanokecountyva.gov. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Cancelled Bring Your Own Horse! Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33511 11/25/2018 - 11/25/2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Su Explore Pa Info
Cancelled Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park - Giving Thanks! (ages 8+) 33508 11/23/2018 - 11/23/2018 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM F Explore Pa Info
Cancelled Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33509 11/24/2018 - 11/24/2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Sa Explore Pa Info
Cancelled Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33510 11/25/2018 - 11/25/2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Su Explore Pa Info
Cancelled Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33580 1/27/2019 - 1/27/2019 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Sa Explore Pa Info
Cancelled Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33584 2/17/2019 - 2/17/2019 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Su Explore Pa Info
Horseback Valentine's Trail Ride (ages 8+)
Take your Valentine to Explore Park to experience real world riding instruction from the very best! This 1.5 hour excursion departs from Explore Park's new Niagara Ranch, providing a memorable and scenic ride with western style riding instruction. Valentine's refreshments are provided. No experience needed! Advance registration is suggested, with your excursion beginning from our facility located at 3204 Highland Road. Drop-in registration may be available up to 20-minutes before your ride time at the Explore Park Visitor Center or by phone at (540) 427-1800. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets, and tack included.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is currently unavailable for horseback programs at Explore Park's Niagara Ranch while we reassess vendor operations at the facility.
To express interest in any of the programs below, please email prtonline@roanokecountyva.gov. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Cancelled Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park - Valentine's Ride (ages 8+) 33581 2/10/2019 - 2/10/2019 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Su Explore Pa Info
Cancelled Horseback Trail Ride at Explore Park - Valentine's Ride (ages 8+) 33582 2/10/2019 - 2/10/2019 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Su Explore Pa Info
Horseback Winter Warmup - Bring Your Own Horse
Let's Get those horses and riders moving! We all need to keep active during the winter, including your horse. Bring your own horse to warm up your skills and socialize with other riders while enjoying the beautiful vistas surrounding Explore Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. You'll get special access to the Niagara Ranch property which is perfect for a trail ride.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is currently unavailable for horseback programs at Explore Park's Niagara Ranch while we reassess vendor operations at the facility.
To express interest in any of the programs below, please email prtonline@roanokecountyva.gov. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Cancelled Horseback Winter Warmup - Bring Your Own Horse (ages 8+) 33585 1/12/2019 - 1/12/2019 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Sa Explore Pa Info
Jingle Bell Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+)
Get into the spirit of the season with a trail ride through the scenic landscape surrounding Explore Park. Decorate a tree with edible ornaments for the wildlife, then come back to the ranch for a hot meal. No experience necessary. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Per person fee includes all helmets, tack, equipment supplies and food.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is currently unavailable for horseback programs at Explore Park's Niagara Ranch while we reassess vendor operations at the facility.
To express interest in any of the programs below, please email prtonline@roanokecountyva.gov. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Cancelled Jingle Bell Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33512 12/1/2018 - 12/1/2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sa Explore Pa Info
Cancelled Jingle Bell Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33513 12/2/2018 - 12/2/2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Su Explore Pa Info
Cancelled Jingle Bell Trail Ride at Explore Park (ages 8+) 33514 12/22/2018 - 12/22/2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sa Explore Pa Info
Out with the Old, In with the New Trail Ride (ages
Ring in the new year on horseback with a 1.5 hour trail ride through the scenic landscape surrounding Explore Park. No experience necessary. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets, and tack included.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is currently unavailable for horseback programs at Explore Park's Niagara Ranch while we reassess vendor operations at the facility.
To express interest in any of the programs below, please email prtonline@roanokecountyva.gov. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Cancelled Bring Your Own Horse - Out with the Old, In with the New Trail Ride (ages 8+) 33516 12/30/2018 - 12/30/2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Su Explore Pa Info
Cancelled Out with the Old, In with the New Trail Ride (ages 8+) 33515 12/29/2018 - 12/29/2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Sa Explore Pa Info