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Address: 2401 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Oakville, Ontario L6M 4H1, Canada
Phone Number:
19054692989
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09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
Fee: Yes
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Since 1980, The Ranch has offered western riding at its best. From our...

Since 1980, The Ranch has offered western riding at its best. From our trail rides to our lesson program, from our pony club to our pony parties and from our summer camps to twilight ride summer campfires... we offer safe and stalwart horses, friendly and educated staff, and a beautiful and relaxed environment on our farm in Oakville. Join us year round as we guide beginner and expert riders alike through miles of scenic trails in the pristine heart of escarpment country! Whatever your skill level, just bring your love of equis and the outdoors, and our qualified and friendly staff will ensure that you are safely equipped to thoroughly enjoy your ride!

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Highly recommended for a first-timer

Was just here with a friend, and the staff are so kind and helpful! It was my first time to ride a horse and they were really patient with instructions and were supportive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 July 2016
Monica F
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I have gone on a couple of trail rides - it was an excellent experience. A perfect mix of discipline and oversight(you need it for security) and relaxation. I went with two teens - they were ecstatic! Taking classes too - Cheryl is a wonderful instructor. If you are in Oakville/Mississauga place I highly recommend this place.

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Waterloo, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I would definitely recommend this barn and we will be returning soon. Making the reservation online was so easy. The staff was friendly and organized. Safety was really good and helmets are provided for those who do not have their own. Two guides in the group if there are 8+ riders - one leads and one follows the guests. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Was just here with a friend, and the staff are so kind and helpful! It was my first time to ride a horse and they were really patient with instructions and were supportive throughout the ride. We got stuck with another group, which made us begin our 1 hour tour a little bit late, but the staff handled it gracefully.... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I arranged for a private group twilight trail ride and BBQ - in total we took out 18 horses and had another 6 for the BBQ. You're asked to arrive half an hour before the time of your ride and you do need this time - waiver completion, helmet fitting and being matched to horses. The guides were very good... More 

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Thank Julie W
ridetheranch, Owner at Ride the Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review Julie. I'm so glad your group enjoyed the Twilight Ride! We loved having you! More 

Port Hope, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Been to a number of trail riding stables and have found them all to be very laid back, but this one takes the cake! When you arrive, there is zero indication of where to go, but two large labs came to great us. I loved that, but I know of many people that would find that unnerving. A boarder ended... More 

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ridetheranch, Owner at Ride the Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback Tara. We are very much a working farm, and the horses are very used to the tractor delivering round bales almost daily. I can assure you that they are not alarmed by our equipment and we would never risk their health or welfare with near-misses of any kind. Our horses do live outdoors... More 

Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Growing up I'd always wanted to learn to ride, but owning a pony was never going to be an option. As an adult when I found this place, I took a trail ride then learned about the adult lessons. I loved it so much I became a member. I've taken friends and family with me, and we've always had an... More 

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ridetheranch, Owner at Ride the Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review! We take great pride in our membership program - its very unique in our industry and I'm so glad you're enjoying year round riding! Cheryl is a tremendous instructor (Equine Canada Certified) and an important part of our Ranch Family. Happy Trails and thanks again! More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Very Rude staff. When we got there we were yelled at in the parking lot to get over to the check out area before the ride. Some of us were stuck in traffic and arrived 15 mins late. They refused to take us out even for 30 minutes and charged us for every horse that we had reserved. The deal... More 

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2 Thank Caspar C
ridetheranch, Owner at Ride the Ranch, responded to this review

Hello Caspar C. I'm sorry that you were so unhappy with our cancellation policy. We request at least 24 hours notice for changes, and if we've turned other customers away then we're left with no choice but to charge you for the horses you booked. This policy is clearly outlined throughout our booking information and in our follow up and... More 

Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

The Ranch provided a friendly service and everything went smoothly with our ride. The cost was $42 each for about a one hour ride. The only comment really is that it is good for first time riders only - if you have gone riding before I think you will find it a little boring as the ride is very basic... More 

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1 Thank Dave S
ridetheranch, Owner at Ride the Ranch, responded to this review

Hello Dave, and thanks so much for your review - your feedback is extremely valuable. Our one hour trail rides are walk/jog only; to keep everyone safe on trail we need to ride for our newest riders. We do, however, offer a fantastic membership program where experienced riders can take our horses out and enjoy our trails at their own... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

Went there for mothers day with my husband. We were given a short instruction on how to guide the horse, go, stop, left, right....but not what to do if the horse gets scared and goes back on the back two legs, or starts to run. We were told to not let go of the reigns. Was told I was on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

The ranch did a great job matching horses to everyone's comfort level. I've never been on a horse and they made sure to ask if anyone was nervous so that they could go on suitable horses. I had a great experience, the horses are well taken care of and so is the establishment. The trail guides were awesome at making... More 

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