The Spotted Horse Ranch is located in the Hocking Hills region of Ohio! It offers guided horseback riding on over 30 miles of trails as well as camping with or without your own horses.
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Spotted Horse Ranch is located in Laurelville, Ohio, which is in Hocking County. If you are looking for horseback riding in Hocking Hills, this is an option for you! The Spotted Horse Ranch is a 500 acre ranch that has miles of trails. It also boasts breathtaking views of the Hocking Hills landscape!
The owner talks about giving people a “Western” experience, here in Ohio. The trails are authentic and not what you’d find in a metro park. Spotted Horse Ranch is popular because it offers personalized 1 and 2 hour horseback riding events as well as their family Cowboy Cookout Ride (see the details below).
You can also camp in a tent, trailer or camper with or without your own horses, Spotted Horse Ranch really caters to the horse lover!
Spotted Horse Ranch is also a working ranch. There are about 450+ animals onsite. They have a wide variety of livestock available for sale. They currently raise Tamworth Pigs, Hereford Cows, Horned Hair Sheep, Lambs, Ewes, Guinea Fowl, Turkeys, Water Buffalo, Fallow Deer and Aoudad Sheep.
Horseback Riding at Spotted Horse Ranch
There are several options when it comes to horseback riding at Spotted Horse Ranch in Ohio! One of the most popular horseback riding options at Spotted Horse Ranch is the Cowboy Cookout Ride! This is a very unique experience, when it comes to horseback riding in Hocking Hills!
You will saddle up and ride with the group for about two hours and then it is time to eat! This ride includes a feast of authentic cowboy food! Everything is cooked over an open fire, just like how the cowboys used to do it (and still do today!). Participants will enjoy food, good company, plenty of conversation, stories and jokes while dining. After the food is all gone the riders will head back to the ranch on the horses. There is a very high demand for this ride and tickets must be booked well in advance.
Spotted Horse Ranch also offers 1 and 2 hour guided rides. Generally the 1 hour guided horseback ride is for new riders or ones who might be a little nervous. At Spotted Horse Ranch, before any rides begin they will do a brief riding demonstration and quick lesson.
The 2 hour guided ride at Spotted Horse Ranch is perfect for those riders who have ridden before and are looking for a little adventure when it comes to horseback riding in Hocking Hills! What is special about Spotted Horse Ranch, is that each ride is different. The Wranglers at Spotted Horse Ranch plan the ride based upon the comfort level, skill level and age of the riders.
Camping at Spotted Horse Ranch
Spotted Horse Ranch has options for camping! You are welcome to camp at Spotted Horse Ranch in a tent, trailer, camper, etc. You can bring your horses to Spotted Horse Ranch and camp with them! All sites have electricity and of course water for the horses! There is also a shower/bath house available as well.
Spotted Horse Ranch does offer a very primitive cabin and bunk room for sleeping. In the primitive cabin you can find a wood burning stove, mini fridge, microwave and space for all your gear! The bunk room can sleep up to 10 people.
What people are saying about Spotted Horse Ranch
“I was able to do it this spring and I am already planning another trip already. There were easy trails and ones for the more adventurous…” -TS
“Matt, our guide, did a great job of introducing us to the horses and keeping us comfortable the whole time.” - MK
“Beautiful scenery and ranch. Our horses were well behaved.” -G
There was a spotting of mixed reviews about the Spotted Horse Ranch, on Trip Advisor. You can read those here.
Where is Spotted Horse Ranch located?
The Spotted Horse Ranch is located at 17325 Deffenbaugh Road, Laurelville, Ohio 43135. Phone | Website | Facebook
Important Spotted Horse Ranch Info
- Guided horseback riding hocking hills
- Camping onsite with/without horses
- Riders must be at least 8 years of age.
- Riders must be no more than 240 pounds.
- Buy tickets in advance.
- May be able to accommodate dietary restrictions at cowboy cookout.
- CLOSED on Mondays
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