Horseback Riding in the Appalachians

Saint-Ferdinand, CanadaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Sandra & Jürg

2.5 hours, Hosted in French and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

You begin your equine experience with a visit into our sizeable herd of 40 horses, where you will be able to approach and observe the horses in their natural environment, and learn interesting facts about them.

Next, each client will be matched with a horse according to their size and experience. You will lead your horse by foot to the stable, and will be able to establish mutual confidence through brushing and other preparations.

Once everyone is helmeted-up, we leave the stable for the paddocks. There, mounted and with stirrups adjusted, we give a short lesson on riding techniques. The enclosed paddock is the ideal place for each rider to test what they've learned about horseback riding.

After the initiation, we leave for an excursion on the magnificent mountain trails with their splendid view over the Appalachian range. At the halfway point, we will stop on the mountain top to take in the beautiful view. The activity ends by showing appreciation to our horse for the lovely ride.

At the end, we invite you to stay a while longer and take advantage of the surroundings and our picnic area, in the event that you packed a snack.

Consider trying our other animal experiences with alpacas, dogs and the other inhabitants of our educational farm.
Other things to note
This activity is offered throughout the year, in all weather.
Only children 14 years and over are accepted.
For younger children, reserve in our 'equestrian initiation' activity.
The trail ride happens principally at a walking pace, with some trotting if possible, but generally not galloping.
You begin your equine experience with a visit into our sizeable herd of 40 horses, where you will be able to approach and observe the horses in their natural environment, and learn interesting facts about them.

Next, each client will be matched with a horse according to their size and experience. You will lead your horse by foot to the stable, and will be able to establish mutual confidence through brushing and other preparations…
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What's included

  • Equipment
    -Riding helmet
    -Rubber boots (as needed)

Meet your host, Sandra & Jürg

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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Both of us, Sandra and Jürg Willi, are passionate about horseback riding and experts in natural equine behaviour. Prior to immigrating to Canada, we founded and operated an equine centre in Switzerland, with 70 students per week.

Having followed numerous courses and seminars in Switzerland and Canada, we have the expertise necessary for offering an activity which is both interesting and safe.

The well-being of our horses is primordial for us! Our approach and our horseback riding techniques are 100% ethical and our horses live free range, which keeps them happy and well balanced. The horses work for short periods of time each day and are then replaced by other rested ones.

Our older horses have a guaranteed retirement with us and we are a certified Galahad shelter.
Both of us, Sandra and Jürg Willi, are passionate about horseback riding and experts in natural equine behaviour. Prior to immigrating to Canada, we founded and operated an equine centre in Switzerland, with 70 students per week.

Having followed numerous courses and seminars in Switzerland and Canada, we have the expertise necessary for offering an activity which is both interesting and safe.

The well-being of our horses is primordial for us! Our approach and our horseback…
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About the organisation: Domaine Fraser - Ferme pédagogique



Domaine Fraser is a nonprofit company officially recognized as a charitable organization. The mission of our educational farm is to educate the public and future generations on the needs and well-being of both animals and the environment. Many animals find refuge with us. We work in collaboration with other animal protection organizations.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Domaine Fraser - Ferme pédagogique.
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Where you'll be

From the stable, you head out to the sizeable herd to visit the horses, and to get your teammate. The initiation takes place in the clean and well equipped main stable. After that, you will be able to warm up with your horse in the enclosed paddock, before heading out onto the pretty trails in the forest, the fields and on the mountains. Domaine Fraser is a magnificent 200 hectare property with 30 km of trails.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 97 reviews.

Catherine
July 2021
Merveilleuse expérience pour une première fois à cheval. L’équipe est chaleureuse et prend soin de nous accompagner tout au long. La promenade à cheval était simplement super! À refaire!
Jasmine
July 2021
Awesome experience! It is a cute farm. The people there are very friendly! I had a great ride with Black, a calm and amazing horse. My boyfriend had Luna, and he had a great time with her! Would do this again ☺️
Maham
July 2021
magical experience, very peaceful and fun! :) can’t wait to try it out during fall when the colours are even more vibrant and full
Maria
July 2021
This is the happiest farm ever, I’m so lucky I got to visit before I tried (once, and probably won’t again..) « regular » horse riding , where it’s you vs the horse (on another farm). At Domaine Fraser all animals (including us)) are happy and respectful of each other. We had a great day, thank you so much. And we saw stallions running free in the fields! And a super friendly baby alpaca, Elliott. (Also tiny but fierce chihuahua stole my heart))
This is the happiest farm ever, I’m so lucky I got to visit before I tried (once, and probably won’t again..) « regular » horse riding , where it’s you vs the horse (on another far…
Anthony
June 2021
Simply magical. The duration of the experience is long enough for you to bond with the horse. It was really awesome, highly recommended.
Vincent
June 2021
Les chevaux 🐴 semblent vraiment heureux d’être là et on prend plaisir à partager un moment avec eux. On a passé un beau moment !

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Long pants and seasonally appropriate clothing

Boots or rubber boots