Scenic Trail Rides on Black Mountain!
Now Excepting Reservations by Phone
Tentative start date: Saturday, June 17th 2023
Open Daily 9-5
Call to Schedule Your Ride Today
View the Beautiful Summer and Fall Landscape by Horseback and Experience an Adventure to Remember!!
Known for it's classic New England Skiing and Riding during the winter months, our slopes transform into gently winding paths and scenic pastures during the summer. Explore our ski area from the comfort of horseback and enjoy stunning mountain views, wildlife, and incredible foliage in the fall. After horseback riding, enjoy the valley’s miles of rivers, hiking trails and mountain roads, or take in the quaint Jackson Village and the legendary Jackson Falls; only a few minutes drive away. Come enjoy a real mountain adventure with us this summer!
This season we are keeping with a four (4) rider maximum per scheduled ride as we believe it's a more intimate riding experience for the group. Kids too young for mountain rides (9 and below) love our pony rides that meander near the beautiful base area. Please call ahead for pony rides as they are based on staff availability.
Typical horseback riding season runs mid-June through mid-October, weather permitting.
Reservations are required.
Payment due at time of scheduling. We accept all major credit cards.
48 hours notice required to cancel or change reservation.
Call us at: (603) 383-4490 to reserve your date and time!
(website updated 5/30/23)
Pony Rides Offered Daily From 10:30-3:30
Depending on Availability!!
$25.00 per ride
Please call ahead to ensure availability!
Appropriate for ages 3-10 yrs. A short horse ride with a walking guide around the base area, allowing for pictures and family members to come along. Approximately 10 minutes long. These rides are done one at a time, based on staff availability.
What to Know Before You Arrive...
Please wear closed toe shoes or boots with a heal. Absolutely no flip flops, sandals, crocs or open toe shoes.
Helmets are required! We will provide you with one at no additional cost, or you may bring your own.
Long pants, jeans or leggins are highly encouraged for your comfort.
We recommend that you apply sunscreen and bug spray as desired.
Cell phones can easily distract you from your horse or drop along the ride. We recommend that you keep them tucked away while on the trail. Your guide will take many photos along the way!!
If you loved your experience and would like to tip your guide, please do so in cash as we are unable to include gratuities on credit cards. Thank you!
Group Ride/1 hr:
$85 (max 4 people)
Private Ride/1 hr:
$150 (max 2 people)
Trail rides are open to kids and adults 10 years old & up with a minimum weight of 80lbs and a maximum of 230lbs.
All riders under the age of 18 years-old must have a parent or guardian present. Waivers must be completed at the start of the ride.
Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to ride departure time to check in.
Payment due at time of scheduling. Late arrivals (10 minutes or more) exceeding the scheduled departure time cannot be tolerated and will be considered a 'no show'.
Changes or cancellation of your reservation less than 48 hours prior to the start of your ride will result in a forfeiture of the full amount of the reservation..
Explore Black on horseback with a one hour long trail ride. We will traverse our ski trails and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and Valley. This ride is walking ONLY and takes you up hills, through meadows, under chair lifts, and back down again and requires no prior riding experience. Our trained guides and seasoned horses will show you the technique and help you along the way. Truly a beautiful New England Experience!
Weather dependent covers a lot of conditions that one may not typically consider and these are primarily due to one main factor: SAFETY! Safety is our utmost priority and because the trail ride is inclined for half the duration, heat and humidity are enormous factors. If the day is too hot or too humid, a ride may be cancelled for the safety and health of our horses. Rain and thunderstorms are another huge consideration. While light or intermittent rain will usually not prompt a cancellation, heavy and steady rain usually will and may also lead to ride cancellations the following day. The trail the horses transit can often get very muddy if it does not have an opportunity to dry out thoroughly. Muddy paths means the horses can slide, slip, or even lose a shoe in the mud, which will also make for an uncomfortable experience for the rider. Here at Black Mountain Stables we do our best to ensure you have the most incredible trail ride experience and in order to do so, safety must always come first! If you experience a ride cancellation, we will do our best to reschedule your party to best fit your schedule. Any cancellations due to weather will result in a full reimbursement if a reschedule date is not possible.
We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation!