Bring your own Horse for Equine Park Fun at the Geauga Park District

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Some say there’s nothing more relaxing than traversing forested trails from a seat in the saddle atop your favorite horse. If you can relate, register at the new Geauga Park District or 440-286-9516 to bring your horse out for a Geauga Park District naturalist-led ride this fall.

  • Headwaters Horse Ride – Sunday, October 21st from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Headwaters Park, Crystal Lake Picnic Area

Enjoy autumn color, views of the reservoir and Nature lore during this leisurely ride on the Buckeye and Maple Bridle Trails. Expect gravel, bridge crossing, possibly bikes and/or Amish buggies.

  • Horseback Moonlight Ride – Sunday, October 21st from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Headwaters Park, Crystal Lake Picnic Area

Bring your own horse for this leisurely naturalist-led ride to experience the sights and sounds of autumn as the sun sets and the moon rises over the East Branch Reservoir, a 4-mile ride on the Buckeye and Maple Bridle Trails, with hills, gravel, bridge and stream crossings along the way.

Riders must trailer their own horses to the park. Helmets are encouraged. Please bring a shovel to clean up after your horse in the parking lot. Registration is limited, so please let us know if you must cancel in consideration for the waiting list.

If you enjoy the parks on horseback, also visit the Horseback Riding page under Activities at the new Geauga Park District for everything you’ll need to plan your next riding adventure in Geauga Park District: links to all our parks where riding is permitted, rules for riding in the parks, total trail mileages, trailer parking addresses and upcoming equine programming.

And those who enjoy horses but don’t own one can enjoy free horse-drawn wagon rides at Swine Creek Reservation the following Saturdays and Sundays:

  • October 20th
  • October 21st
  • October 27th
  • October 28th

Rides will be first come, first served from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Find details at bit.ly/gpdspecial.

For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via Geauga Park District, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.

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