Enjoy a guided
horseback trail ride through the
historic wooded acres at the Castle In
The Clouds beautiful mountaintop estate
in Moultonborough, New Hampshire. Get
away from the stress of life and relax
with a quiet, peaceful, calm, walking
trail ride and bond with your horse. Our
beautiful trail ride takes you by
Shannon Pond, through wooded trails,
fields with amazing views of Lake
Winnipesaukee and along
Shannon Brook with small waterfalls. Trail rides are approximately 1 hr long
and are a relaxing walk only (no
trotting or cantering - no exceptions!)
Our gentle horses are good for riders
of all levels. We will match riders with
a horse that will accommodate their
riding ability, no experience necessary.
We provide a nice loading platform to
mount and dismount your horse.
Your trail guide will give you detailed
instructions on riding and the trail
before you depart. This loading platform is where you
mount/dismount your horse.
RESERVATIONS & RIDING (Important,
please read!) - 1 Hour
Price: $50 per
Children: Must be
8 years or older (no
double riding with
Weight Limit: 250
Call (603) 476-8350 to reserve a
ride. Reservations mandatory. If
you show up without a
reservation we can't
promise we can take you
as we may be full!
10 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00
PM, 2:45 PM & 4:30 PM
until mid November.
AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM &
2:30 PM. We also
offer 1/2 hour rides.
Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday weekly.
Also open every day
during holiday vacations excluding
Christmas Day and Thanksgiving.
NOTE 10 AM RIDERS: Please use OSSIPEE
PARK RD. entrance instead of the main
gate entrance if you are riding at
10:00AM (main entrance does not open
until 10:00 AM) or if you are just
coming to ride (not visiting the Castle
Arrive approximately 15-20 minutes
before your scheduled trail ride to fill
out waivers (each rider must sigh a
waiver), get your helmet and take a
walk through the barn and meet our
horses. When you arrive,
check in at the front
office located at the
left side of the barn.
We have a restroom on
accept cash and all
major credit cards
Credit cards are
required to hold your
reservation. If you made
a reservation and have
please call a day in advance (or no
later than the morning
of your ride). If you do not call and
cancel your ride and do
not show up we will
charge your credit card
a portion of the ride
RULES OF THE
Trail rides are
walk only (no trotting or cantering -
Helmets will be provided to all riders.
1 rider per horse (no double riding with
Riders must stay in line and in the
order we start with and stay single file
(no passing). We recommend leaving
a horse length or two between horses.
Please wear a good shoe when
riding (no sandals or flip
flops). We suggest
something with a slight heel
like a hiking type shoe or
sneaker with some tread over
flat bottom shoes.
Basic riding tips - keep
your reins in your hands at
all times, relax, keep the
ball of your foot in the
stirrup and your heels down
for good balance and keep
your weight in your feet
Bring your camera. A strap to go
around your neck while riding is handy!
We can also photograph you and your
friends/family on your horses when you
go out or get back.
When you get back to the barn we have a
treat you can give your horse to tell
him/her Thank You!