March 19, 2020
Due to the increased threat of COVID-19, Stone Gables Estate will be closed for public events and horseback riding until further notice. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this might cause. Please reach out to us if you have any questions. Call 717-902-9791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stone Gables Estate will continue to follow the guidance of federal and state public health officials and communicate additional updates as they are made in this fast-moving and rapidly changing environment.
Thank you for your understanding, trust and continued support.
The Stone Gables Estate horseback riding experience is nestled in the heart of Lancaster County. 15 minutes from both Lancaster and Hershey, it is a step back to a time of peace and tranquility where you are surrounded by over 275 acres of pristine forest and fields.
Gentle well-mannered horses with experienced equestrian guides will navigate you on this most memorable adventure. Photo Opportunities abound, so bring your camera and capture the adventure.
Travel through the trails traversing the 275 acres of Stone Gables Estate, keeping your eyes peeled for our resident wildlife – deer, turkey, fox, and more.
Ride around The Star Barn Village’s many Gothic Revival architectural barns from 1877, not missing the masterfully crafted weathervanes atop each.
Stroll across the original railroad bed and new track that the original Abraham Lincoln Funeral Train traveled on April 22, 1865 as it made its way from Harrisburg to Philadelphia.
Ride across the 1844 restored Herr’s Mill Covered Bridge. Marvel at its Burr arch construction and the cascading moss-covered, boulder-lined Conoy Creek.
Please view the list below for our frequently asked questions. Feel free to get a hold of us if you have any additional information you wish to receive.
8 years old or older
No, unfortunately this is not allowed
Riders must be 225 pounds or less
Tuesdays – Saturdays. Trail ride times are: 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, or 3pm. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Our guided trail rides are 1 hour on our 275 acres property. The price is $59 for Tuesdays-Fridays and $69 for Saturdays. There is a $29 deposit for Tuesdays-Fridays or a $39 deposit for Saturdays. The balance of $30 per rider is owed on the day of the ride.
You do not need experience. We have calm well-mannered horses and our trail guides do a demonstration ahead of time for each group.
No, the horses only go at a walking pace.
Helmets are required for any rider under 18. Adults can choose to wear a helmet or not. We offer our helmets to wear for everyone.
Please call 717-413-2660 (remember we are closed on Sundays and Mondays). Online Availability coming soon!
Long pants are suggested. Sneakers and boots are good. Riders may not wear any open toe shoes.
No, trail rides must be scheduled in advance.
It depends on the ages and sizes of riders, but we can usually do groups up to 5-8 riders.
No, unfortunately the grounds are private property and we may have booked private weddings and events. We do not allow guests to walk around.
No, unfortunately there is not.
This is not required, but it is appreciated. The trail guides work hard making sure your trail ride is safe and memorable.
No, unfortunately you can’t pick your horse. The trail guides know the personality and abilities of each horse.
We still ride when there are spotty or light showers, so come prepared with appropriate gear. However, if the rain is heavy, continuous, or stormy, we will call you to reschedule or refund your deposit.