New this season, Reba Farm Inn is bringing horseback riding to Explore Park! Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and only 15 minutes from downtown Roanoke, Niagara Ranch provides a Western Style Riding experience for beginners, families or advanced riders.
Ready to ride like a cowboy? Learn horsemanship skills that are needed with any discipline of riding. Get a hands-on experience in this new six-week program at Explore Park Simply the most advanced lessons available, whether you're a beginner or experienced rider! Learn with a proven method that will take you further than you have ever imagined. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets, and tack included. $230 per participant.
Experience real world riding instruction from the very best! This 1.5 hour excursion departs from Explore Park's new Niagara Ranch, providing a memorable and scenic ride with western style riding instruction. No experience needed! Advance registration is suggested, with your excursion beginning from our facility located at 3204 Highland Road (directions below). Drop-in registration may be available up to 20-minutes before your ride time at the Explore Park Visitor Center or by phone at (540) 427-1800. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets, and tack included. Rides are $42 per participant.
Want to bring your own horse? Join us on Saturday, November 3 at 3pm to experience Niagara Ranch and surrounding trails with a guided ride using your own horses. Register Online Here
You can't gallup until you learn to trot. Get started on the right hoove with the equine experts at Explore Park's Nigara Ranch. Participants will learn basic horsemanship skills including mounting and riding technique, before setting off on a guided trail ride. No experience necessary. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets, and tack included. $45 per participant.
Test your horsemanship with a unique obstacle course challenge at the Niagara Ranch at Explore Park. Choose from a bring your own horse session on October 20 or use Reba Farm horses on November 17. Learn how to work your horse through the obstacles with expert help when needed. It's great for anyone who loves horses and riding. Prizes will be awarded to the top three riders! Advance registration is required.
Get into the spirit of the season with a trail ride through the scenic landscape surrounding Explore Park. Decorate a tree with edible ornaments for the wildlife, then come back to the ranch for a hot meal. No experience necessary. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. $60 per person includes all helmets, tack, equipment supplies and food.
Ring in the new year on horseback with a 1.5 hour trail ride through the scenic landscape surrounding Explore Park. No experience necessary. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Helmets, and tack included.
From the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center at Explore Park, take Chestnut Ridge Rd. to the service entrance intersection at Rutrough Rd. Turn right and travel 1.2 miles to Highland Rd. Turn right and travel under the parkway bridge, the ranch is visible on the right.
From downtown Roanoke and I-581, take Elm Ave. / Bullitt Ave 0.5 miles to intersection with 9th Street. Turn right and travel 1.1 miles to intersection with Riverland Rd. (SR 116)/ Turn left and travel 0.5 miles through a stoplight continue through a roundabout on the same road (bearing right). After the roundabout take a left onto Rutrough Rd (SR 658) and travel 2.7 miles. Turn left onto Highland Rd. (SR 618) and travel under the parkway bridge, the ranch is visible on the right.