Where to Try Horseback Riding Near Fargo

Horseback riding near Fargo.
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Do you have a horse-obsessed child? Are you looking to get your kids interested in horseback riding? Or, are you looking to get back in the saddle?

Here are some places around the area for horseback riding!

Horseback Riding Near Fargo

3 Gems Tack & Stable

1177 85th Ave NW, Moorhead, MN

Located within three miles of the city limits of Fargo, the focus at 3 Gems Tack & Stable is to build horse and rider relationships. Their Riding Academy features two sets of progressive programs that teach knowledge and skills in horsemanship (horse riding) and horse keeping (non-riding horse care). Also, when students pass a level they are rewarded with colorful ribbons to celebrate their progress. Check their website for more information on lesson rates and the option to lease a horse.

Countryside Stable

10456 40th St S, Moorhead, MN

Another local Moorhead facility that offers horseback riding lessons for kids and adults, from beginners to more advanced riders. See their Facebook page for details and contact information.

Jubilee Equine

1119 Wall Ave, Horace, ND

Jubilee Equine offers lessons for beginning to advanced riders. These lessons can be private or in small groups of two to four riders. Their instructors and seasoned lesson horses provide riders with a fun and educational experience. Also, they teach in both English and Western disciplines. See the Jubilee Equine website for more details on classes and services provided.

Might Oaks Equestrian Center

27545 90th Ave S, Hawley, MN

This stable just outside Fargo in Hawley, MN offers some really fun camps and events for kids! Check out their Facebook page for more information.

Moorhead Community Education

Hightail Horse Ranch & Sanctuary, 28953 15th Ave N, Hawley, MN

Learn to ride over the course of three weeks in this class through Moorhead Community Education. This class teaches beginner horse riding and handling basics and at the Hightail Horse Ranch & Sanctuary. However, these classes are only offered at certain times of the year, please check the Moorhead Community Education website for more information.

Please note that classes for the 2023 summer season are full, but a waitlist is available.

Red River Equestrian Center

5062 120th Ave N, Moorhead, MN

Within 20 miles of Fargo-Moorhead, this family-run equestrian center is located on 10 acres just north of Moorhead, MN. It’s a place where people can enjoy horses and the outdoors. And they provide lessons for beginners, advanced, and jumper lessons. In addition, all lessons align with German Riding School principles, which emphasize a safe and structured approach to riding and horsemanship. See their website for more information on current classes and openings.

Rusty K Ranch

4472 159th Ave SE, Davenport, ND

Rusty K Ranch is a third generation family-owned ranch that offers a variety of camps, riding programs, birthday parties, carriage rides, sleigh rides, and more. Kids and adults can increase their knowledge of riding, groundwork, and all things horse. Check out their Facebook page for more information.

Overall, there are some great options to try horseback riding not too far from Fargo!

And looking for more outdoor adventure in the area? See our post on 6 Family-Friendly State Parks Near Fargo.
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Leah Tennefos
Leah is a true Midwesterner: born in Minnesota, educated at the University of North Dakota, and living in Fargo since 2009. She has a degree in English and spent years working as a paralegal. Leah is now a stay-at-home mom to two boys, Andrew and Sammy. She spends her free time reading, traveling, and getting a good workout in. She loves learning, music, art, coffee, the oxford comma, and is continually pursuing the elusive goal of having an organized home.


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