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Looking for local horse riding area, stables, riding lessons, riding trails, shows, horse-related events and horse resources in Chicago and Northeastern Illinois?  Scroll down this page and you will see the aall of thoses in Chicago and Northeastern Illinois, sorted by county. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!  

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Horse-related Listings, by county

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Boone County

Cook County

  • Forest view farms - Boarding stables, Overnight stables, Horse trails (guided), Riding academies, schools, Horses rented (guided trails), Horse leasing, Horse riding lessons, equipment & instruction, Western riding equipment & instruction, English riding equipment & instruction, Dressage lessons, Jumping lessons and ring, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    16717 S Lockwood Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477. Phone: 708-560-0306. Email: Forestviewfarms@aol.com. Open: 7 days 9 am to dusk. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Horse drawn Sleigh rides Enjoy an old fashioned ride on a real horse drawn sleigh, 2 to 4 passenger Sleigh $50.00 8 to 12 passenger sleigh $10 per person Campfires available $25.00 for 1 hours Reservations required. Sleighs need 6 inches of snow, sleighs can be run on wheels if conditions demand. We offer a heated barn and a heated indoor arena along with two outdoor arenas and several turnouts. The farm is contiguous to the Cook County Forest Preserve that provides our boarders and trail-riders with direct access to miles of forest preserve trails. We offer boarding, lessons, summer camp, trail rides, pony rides, hayrides, horse-drawn vehicles, group events, birthday parties, petting zoo and our famous fall festival and haunted hay ride. Trail Rides and Pony Rides 9:00 AM to Dusk Standard Ride / 1 hour, First come - First serve

Dekalb County

DuPage County

Ford County

Grundy County

Kane County

Kankakee County

Kendall County

Lake County

LaSalle County

Marshall County

McHenry County

  • Countryside Christmas - snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Beautiful rural setting, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, petting zoo, farm animals
    10009 Lilja Rd, Harvard, IL 60033. Phone: 815-401-9022. Email: contact@countrysidechristmas.com. Open: Friday and Saturday December 10 and 11 10am to 6pm, Friday and Saturday December 17 and 18 10am to 6pm, Monday thru Wednesday December 20 thru 22 12pm to 6pm, Monday thru Wednesday December 27 thru 29 12pm to 6pm, Closed Sundays. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 6 Miles North of Harvard, IL Follow US Route 14 past Harvard towards Wisconsin Left at Yates Road - follow 2 miles to T Left at Lilja Road - follow for 1/2 mile Follow the signs to destination at 10009 Lilja Rd, Harvard, IL. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Horse drawn sleigh rides, Live Nativity with animals, Sledding hill for younger children, Gourmet fresh baked goods, coffee, and hot chocolate.
  • GoSleigh.com Countryside Christmas - Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Beautiful rural setting, skiing nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed,
    10009 Lilja Road, Harvard, IL 60033. Phone: 815-600-8066. Email: contact@gosleigh.com. Open: Call for reservations; Open for sleigh rides throughout the winter season; Visit GoSleigh;com for latest hours and sleigh ride availability. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We're approximately 35 minutes east of Rockford, or 1 hour northwest of O'Hare airport. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Join GoSleigh.com Countryside Christmas for a day of snow packed fun! Affordable luxury sleigh rides and more! Visit GoSleigh.com for details!.

Will County