10 of the Best Places to Ride Horses in Chicago

10 of the Best Places to Ride Horses in Chicago

Horseback riding is a unique way to get in shape, learn something new & meet great people. The facilities below are great places to ride horses in Chicago, why not check one out this week?

1. Freedom Woods

Encourage people to ride as much or as little as they want. Their facility & staff can help equestrians whether they want to compete, go for a trail ride, or lessons every week.

Address
9501 Austin Ave.
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Phone 847-967-9800
E-mail freedomwoodsfarm@ymail.com

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2. Memory Lane Stables

A landmark riding stable in the Chicago/ Cook county area.Offering livery horseback riding, trail riding, horse rental, pony rides, pony parties, ponies for hire, pony rental & horse boarding. Also featuring summer camps for boy & girl scouts (a certified facility with the Girl Scouts Of America).

Address
8290 Kean Ave
Willow Springs, IL 60480

Phone 708-845-0865 or 708-372-6472

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3. Glen Grove Equestrian Center

Situated only 15 minutes from downtown Chicago & specializing in hunter/ jumper lessons, boarding, training & horse shows. Teaching riders & training horses at all levels. Seasonally, Glen Grove also offers pony rides for young children, summer camp & horsemanship classes.

Address
9453 Harms Rd.
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Phone 847-966-8032
E-mail mara.winston@gmail.com

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4. Oakbrook Farms

A full service stable featuring riding lessons & horse boarding. Situated 20 minutes from Chicago in Oak Brook. Open 7 days a week, with day & evening lessons. The facility rests on 6 acres, contains 3 barns , an indoor arena (60′ X 120′) & an outdoor arena (100′ X 200′). Dressage is their specialty, but with their variety of horses & experienced instructors, they can provide lessons to all level equestrians.

Address
1201 35th St.
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Phone 630-323-0956
E-mail oakbrookfarmsinfo@gmail.com

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5. Tower Hill Stables

Situated in Hampshire, IL, less than 10 minutes from I-90 & Rt. 47. Featuring 140 acres of beautiful rolling hills. Offering quality equine services including boarding, riding lessons, trail rides, training, clinics, riding camps & horses for sale. Also host to rated & schooling shows for riders of all levels.

Address
12N254 Tower Rd.
Hampshire, IL 60140

Phone 847-464-1616
E-mail tower.hill@yahoo.com

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6. Double J Riding Club

Established in 1999 by owner Cindy Johnson to provide a safe environment where riding students of all ages & levels can develop their riding skills, make friends, gain confidence & have fun. Offering reasonably priced, high quality individual & group lessons, classes, camps, parties & outings using well-cared for horses & property.

Address
10545 W. 74th Street
Countryside, IL 60525

Phone 708-528-4674
E-mail doublejridingclub@comcast.net

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7. Breezy Bluff Riding Academy

With over 30 yrs of operation, you can be assured of good a training experience. At this farm they look for ways to utilize natural horsemanship along with traditional training to get the best from their horses & riders. Their only business is lessons, so each student gets the attention they deserve. Betty & the associates have a faith based background, so a wholesome atmosphere will be upheld & safely measures are always followed on/ around the horses.

Address
3634N 685 East Rd
McLean, IL 61754

Phone 309-826 8999 or 309-874 3190
E-mail ekwyne61754@yahoo.com or BettyB@BreezyBluffRidingAcademy.com

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8. Forest View Farms

Featuring something for everyone, including riding lessons for kids & adults, pony rides for parties, a petting zoo, hayrides for special events & horse boarding stables.

Address
16717 S. Lockwood Ave
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Phone 708-560-0306 or 708-560-0306

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9. Horse Logic

Come out to develop a relationship with horses & further your equestrian education. Offering riding lessons in dressage, western & hunt seat for all levels of riders are welcome ages 5 through adult. All training & lessons are based in dressage.

Address
Saint Charles, IL 60174

Phone 630-631-2746
E-mail sara@horselogic.net

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10. Sarah’s Pony Rides

Offering guided trail rides all year long for beginner through advanced riders. Featuring access to more than 25 miles of trails, plus different breeds of horses and ponies.

Address
8220 S Kean Ave
Willow Springs, IL 60480

Phone 630-802-1316
E-mail sarahsponyrides@aol.com

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If you know of another great place to ride horses that isn’t listed above, let us know & we’ll add it to our next list.

 
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