Trail Rides



At the Brighton Riding Stable we offer horseback trail rides year-round 'weather permitting'.  Come take a peaceful ride through the serene bridle trails at Brighton Recreation State Park.  We have horseback trail rides for all ages, hand led horseback trail rides for families with children under 8 years old and hour long trail rides for everyone over 8 years old.  We do have a weight restriction of 240 lbs as our horses can only carry up to 20% of their total body weight. 

We do not canter or gallop on any of our trail rides.  If you would like to canter, you may sign up for the group lessons program where you will do lots of safe and fun stuff on horseback!  See our Lessons page for more info. 

Please make reservations or call ahead (810) 534-5063. for more info on the trails at the Brighton Recreation Area State Park and Brighton Riding Stable.  

1 Hr Trail Ride - Cowboy Trail Ride

Our standard 1 hour Horseback Trail Ride is easy enough for beginners ages 8 to adult, but enjoyable enough for the more experienced.  This trail ride is a walk only with some difficult terrain.  Must be 8 years and older and a weight restriction of 240lbs is enforced.  

$40 per rider on Weekends and $35 per rider on Weekdays.

Call to Reserve.

A $10 deposit per rider may be required to book this ride.  Deposit is refundable if the Stable cancels the ride due to bad weather.  The customer may cancel the ride 24 hrs prior to the ride time for a refund of deposit.  No show riders do not receive a refund.

2 Hr Trail Ride - Trail Tour Ride

For the full cowboy experience for adults and experienced riders only. 

Reservations are a must for this 2 hour ride, available weekdays, limited availability on weekends. Horseback Trail Rides in Brighton Riding Stable in Ann Arbor Riding Stable in Howell

Must be 12 years and older and a weight restriction of 240lbs is enforced.  This ride will not be offered in the winter.  Minimum 2 riders. 

$75 per rider.  

Call to Reserve

This ride is only offered May 15th to Oct 15th.

Family Trail Ride

This trail ride is for families with cowpokes ages 4 - 8  that are not ready to control their horses on the trail.  Families will enjoy a scenic ride down the trail and through woods.   

  • 15 minute ride for $18 each hand led rider under 8 and $15 for other riders (limit 2-3 riders).   
  • 30 minute ride for $30 each hand led rider under 8 and $25 each rider without personal walker (adults and older kids).    

Pony Rides

Pony Rides are offered for the young cowpokes not ready for the trail.  Any age 2 and up are welcome to take a ride on our kid-friendly horses.  Walk In pony rides available Saturday & Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM Starting April 7th.  Weekday pony rides call for availability.  

$7 per rider.    

Legal guardian signature is required on release form

Please make sure to have parents of all riders under 18 yrs old sign release forms prior to riding.

Please download form in advance if legal guardian is not able to join rider at the stable.