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

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Windham County

  • Adams Family Farm - Fishing nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, snowmobiling nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, tennis nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking permitted, horse-drawn hayrides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting),
    15 Higley Hill, Wilmington, VT 05363. Phone: 802-464-3762. Email: Open: Sleigh rides offered Mid - Dec thru Mid - March (weather permitting) Tues - Sun in the afternoons and evenings; Reservations required; Please call, email, or visit our website for more information; Reservations can be made in person or over the phone only. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Connecticut, New York, via I-95 Take I-95 north to the I-91 north exchange. Take I-91 north to exit 2 in Vermont (Brattleboro, Route 9 west). Follow Route 9 for 17 miles to Wilmington, VT. Take a right onto Route 100 north, follow 3 miles till you see Higley Hill Road on your right, take Higley Hill Road and you will see Adams Farm on your right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Since 1980 Adams Farm has been offering afternoon and evening traditional Vermont sleigh rides pulled by Belgian draft horses, through the maple sugar grove, up along the ridge of their mountain, to an old log cabin for a warm up by the wood stoves before coming back down the mountain. At the cabin, visitors warm up by the fire and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and some tunes from the player piano. Enjoy a game of checkers while you're there. Each sleigh is pulled by two Belgian draft horses and warm blankets are provided. The whole ride with the stop at the old log cabin lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours. (Horse-drawn wagons are used when inadequate snow, weather permitting). Reservations are required.
  • Red Tail Farm - Boarding stables, Horse riding lessons, equipment & instruction, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    Brooklyn Turnpike, Windham, CT 06280. Phone: 860-576-3035. Email: Open: year round by appointment only. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
  • Horses for Hire - sleigh rides (No Christmas trees for sale)
    Diers Road, Bondville, VT 05340. Email: Open: see their website for conditions and availability. Directions: Located only minutes from Manchester, Magic, Stratton and Bromley. Take Route 30 South to Rawsonville, VT; Continue South 1-1/2 miles to Diers Road (On the right); From Brattleboro, take Route 30 North 30 miles to Rawsonville, Diers Road will be on your left Click here for a map and directions . Adorned in all-leather handmade Amish harnesses, studded with brass and 100 bells hand cast in Vermont announcing their arrival, take a journey back in time in a two horse open sleigh with Jerry & Jessy. The sleigh ride winds along a wooded trail along the Winhall River and provides an old-fashioned New England winter experience. The ride lasts about an hour and includes a stop along the river at a campfire, giving the horses a rest. Deb encourages folks to bring along a snack or wine & cheese to enjoy while at the fire. Although the sleigh can accommodate up to 10 people and is ideal for family fun, it's often reserved for a romantic ride for two (what a great way to propose to that special someone!). Bring a picnic and we'll stop by the river.

Windsor County

  • Denlore Morgan Horse Farm - Morgan Horse breeding facility
    2767 Fay Brook Road, Sharon, Vermont 05065. Phone (802) 763-2516.  Email: Open: See their website.  Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard . With Champion Morgan Stallion 'Denlores Desert Storm' named in honor of our fighting troops. Photography is a sideline to training horses to the phantom and shipping semen. .(ADDED: September 01, 2010, suggested by a visitor)