Trail Rides

Guided trail rides are available free of charge to students and employee families who want to explore Liberty’s mountain property on horseback. Trail rides are suited for beginner through advanced riders.  Each begins with a brief lesson in the ring, followed by a 30-45 minute ride around the mountain. Trail rides are limited to 2 to 3 people per ride - sorry we can't safely accommodate larger groups. 

The Equestrian Center offers trail rides only on Monday afternoon during the school year, or by appointment during the summer. Please email Meghan Nedow to schedule a time. 

Before You Ride

  • Trail rides are available free of charge to current Liberty students and to employees and their families, as available.
  • Trail rides are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.  Demand is very high and it may take awhile to get an appointment.  Thanks for your patience.
  • Trail rides should be scheduled at least a week or two  in advance. It is unlikely there will be space if you email later than that.
  • There are no trail rides on weekends.  Horses need their time off just like people. 
  • Trail rides appointments are for a single ride only.  If you want another ride you must go through the scheduling process again. 
  • Riders should arrive appropriately outfitted. Long pants and sturdy closed-toe shoes are mandatory.  No flip flops or sandals are allowed in the barn or on the horse.  Wear a shoe that won't fall off!  Canvas/thin shoes should be avoided . No excessively loose or dangling clothes, scarves, jewelry, etc.
  • A helmet will be required and provided if you don't have your own.
  • Please consider that horses have their own personalities, won't always be cooperative, and will become nervous with your nervousness.  Occasionally, rides may need to be canceled or rescheduled to accommodate barn activities, weather, etc. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
  • The instructor will decide what level of ride is safe under the circumstances.  Riders must show a minimum level of competence in the ring before they are allowed on the trail.
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