PLAN FOR TRAIL RIDING AT HORSE COUNTRY! WE ADVISE ALL OF OUR GUESTS TO PREPARE FOR SOME FANTASTIC TRAIL RIDING AND THE DIVERSE TERRAIN YOU WILL FACE WHICH INCLUDES ROCKY AND HILLY TRAILS, WATER CROSSINGS, BRIDGE CROSSINGS AND CLAY SOIL BASE WHICH CAN GET SLICK WHEN WET.
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND SHOES ON THE FRONTS, OR TO BRING A SPARE SET OF BOOTS FOR YOUR HORSES. BAREFOOT HORSES THAT ARE WELL CONDITIONED TO HARD GROUND AND ROCKY CONDITIONS SHOULD BE FINE, HOWEVER, BRINGING ALONG A SPARE SET OF BOOTS IS SOMETHING WE DO ADVISE TO ENSURE YOUR VISIT AND TRAIL RIDING IS A PLEASURABLE AND POSITIVE ONE.
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“There Is No Secret So Close As That Between A Rider And Her Horse”
A day at Horse Country campground with your horse is what we call “quality time”!
You can come out for the day or come out as often as you would like by getting a seasonal trail pass.
Day and Seasonal Pass holders enjoy the benefits of full access to our 50+ kilometers of trails, obstacle course, warm-up rings, and resort day passes to Canada’s #1 outdoor adventure resort, Wilderness Tours.
Hitting the trails in the Ottawa Valley is awesome! You will experience over 6,000+ acres of pristine forests, bush, open fields and Ottawa River waterfronts including; multiple water crossings and our Voyageur Bay horse swimming rest area. The footing is a mixture of clay, soil, gravel, and sand. (If your horse has sensitive feet, we highly recommend shoes or boots) Terrain features, water crossings, bridge crossings, gentle hills, open meadows, fields and direct access to the Ottawa River.
Our trails go from beginner, intermediate to very experienced. If you are new to trail riding with your horse, please talk to us before heading out on the trails, as some of our trails are not for beginners and we can guide you on our trail map. Many people come out to our trails because they love a challenge and you will get that out on some of our trail systems. There are also several trails that are perfect for beginner and intermediate riders.
You will encounter places to cool off in the water with your horse, views of the white water rafters coming down the Ottawa River, streams and brooks to cross (and in some cases wooden bridges), scenic vistas of the Ottawa River, commanding views of the Gatineau hills and Ottawa Valley landscapes. Don’t forget your camera or you can rent one at The Resort.
We also offer guided trail rides for people visiting the campground for the first time or who want to encounter something different. To book your guided tour, please provide at least 24 hours’ notice.