Sunday, July 12, 2009

Horse trail riding here @ Oxtongue Lake

Here is a copy of a press release from our friends Tracy and family regarding their
trail riding set up here on Oxtongue Lake,as can been seen very reasonable rates for this service,and opportunity to ride around the Algonquin Park area.

Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding is geared up for another season of horseback trail riding around the scenic Oxtongue Lake area. After last year’s overwhelming response, owner Tracie Gower Parrott has been hard at work preparing for the 2009 season.

Parrott has upgraded her facilities for the 2009 season.”This year we decided to offer pony rides, so our younger visitors to the area can enjoy our facilities. We also added a horsemanship-mentoring program. As a result, we built a new riding ring and purchased some great new horses.” Parrott is also excited that her daughter Charisse Parrott has joined as a full time member of the team. “It really is a family affair.”
Off the grid and naturally rustic, Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding has access to 100s of kilometers of picturesque crown land. Nestled on the doorstep of Algonquin Provincial Park’s western entrance, trail riding offers everyone the chance to enjoy Oxtongue’s flora and fauna, and inspiring surroundings few have the opportunity to explore.

“Once in the saddle, our guests are amazed by how peaceful and quiet traveling in the bush really is,” says Parrott. Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding is geared to preserve the natural heritage of trail riding. “Horseback riding is a green and healthy way to travel and it has a low environmental impact. To me, the best way to spend a summer’s day is on horseback – enjoying the sunshine, countryside and wildlife,” comments Parrott. “The views and colors are simply amazing.”

About Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding
Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding offers guided horseback riding from early July to autumn (weather permitting). The centre is located on 1099 Blue Spruce Road, just off Highway 60 around the corner from the Algonquin Inn. Algonquin Park, Dwight, Huntsville and Dorset are all within a 10-30 minute drive.
Trail riding occurs Monday to Saturday with 3 rides daily. Call 24 hours in advance to book a ride.
Rides cost $45 per person for 1.5 hour trail rides and are open to novice and experienced trail riders, age 11 and up. Once a week, a 4-hour special trail ride is held complete with a picnic lunch from Henrietta’s Bakery. Rates are $150 for the 4-hour trail ride (this includes the picnic lunch).

Being off the grid means they cannot accept credit cards or Interac, so riders are asked to please bring cash only.
All rides start with a mandatory mini-lesson that includes a brief overview of horse riding basics and trail riding etiquette. Helmets are recommended and are mandatory for anyone age 17 and younger. Heeled footwear is also recommended. Sandals are not permitted. No prior riding experience is necessary.

For more information contact:
Tracie Gower Parrott
Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding
P: 705.380.4456
E: ridealgonquin[.] e-mail


horseridesnetus said...

Horse Riding has become a very popular sport. It is fun and great exercise and great for kids to socialize. It can also be very dangerous if not respected. I am an instructor and a horse trainer. I love the sport but understand the risk.

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canyonrides said...

Trail riding offers us the opportunity to see the world in a unique way, to enjoy the outdoors while enjoying the greatest sport on earth - horseback riding. Not only is it good for people to get out, see beautiful scenery, it is also great for the horse to have a change of pace.

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