Western Trails Riding Stable



Guided Trail Rides

Features a scenic ride through wooded hillside and open fields. Three different trail options are available.  We have horses for everyone beginner to advance, all ages are welcome.

Hand Led Pony Rides

Offered for the littlest horse enthusiast.  Walk through the fields as your child enjoys the ride.  Also available for adults with special needs.

Hay Rides

You bring food, family and friends for a special outdoor gathering.  Enjoy a hay ride, then stop at the cozy campfire under the stars.(Minimum 10 people)


Learn the basics one-on-one, or have a semi-private lesson.

Hours | Rates


Weather Permitting

Guided Trail Rides

   1/2 hr $25.00
      1 hr $35.00
1 1/2 hr $50.00

Hand Led Pony Rides


We accept cash, Mastercard, Visa and Discover.

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Located in the heart of the Deep Creek Lake area, Western Trails Riding Stable has been offering trail rides since 1970.  Founder Fredlock Schenk and his son Larry ran the horse farm along with a dairy barn.  In the 1970's camping was added as were local horse shows.  Visitors who have been coming back for years have watched the third generation owner, Gene, grow up on the farm.

Today Gene lives on the farm.  He has added horse related services such as breeding, training and lessons and still offers the favorites, trail riding, hay rides and hand led pony rides.

We have a variety of horses including Appaloosas, Paint, Quarter Horses, Belgian, Pinto and draft horses.  While on the trail, you may see whitetail deer or wild turkey.  The open fields and undeveloped mountainside offer views of Deep Creek Lake.  Our one hour trail ride is 4 miles long and the terrain varies from open fields to wooded mountainside with an old apple orchard.

We are open all year and welcome all ages and experience levels to come visit us for a trail ride.  Make sure you bring your camera, you will want to share your memories with your family and friends.