Horseback Riding in Sandpoint, Idaho
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Horseback Riding North Idaho

In and around Sandpoint there are numerous places to get away from it all for a nice equestrian adventure. If you have your own horses, you can find any number of trails to ride on. There are numerous trails in the Trestle Creek, Gold Creek, Trout Creek and Rapid Lightening Creek drainages.

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You can obtain a map from the U.S. Forest Service which provides detailed trail information. Another destination, for a nice ride with a great view, is to trailer your horses up to Schweitzer, which has numerous trails to blaze.

There are also unique horses for sale in the area. Every year the International Draft Horse Show has a sale at the Bonner County Fairgrounds with numerous breeds being showcased. Other popular breeds in the area include the Appaloosa, Paint and the Quarter Horse.

Riding Trails

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Beetop-Roundtop Divide Trail #120

From Sandpoint, take highway 200 12 miles east to Trestle Creek road #275. Turn left on road #275 and go 13 miles to trailhead. Trail is 19.1 miles.


Branch North Gold Creek Trail #111

From Coeur d'Alene, take highway 95 north to Bunco road #332. Go up the Bunco 6 miles and take a left on Forest Service road #278 and follow it to the trailhead.

Dixie Queen Trail #677

From Coeur d'Alene, take highway 95 north to Bunco road #332. Go up the Bunco 6 miles and take a left on Forest Service road #278, and follow it a couple miles past Lakeview to the trailhead.

Kickbrush Trail #113

From Coeur d'Alene, take highway 95 north to Bunco road #332. Go up the Bunco 6 miles and take a left on Forest Service road #278, and follow it to the trailhead.

Pend Oreille Divide Trail #67

From Sandpoint, take highway 200 east 12 miles to Trestle Creek road. Take road #275 for 12 miles to Lunch Peak Road #1091. Turn left on #1091 and go 4 miles. Trail begins at big switchback below the lookout tower.

Horseback Riding & Sleigh Rides

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

1413 Upper Gold Creek Road, Sandpoint

Phone (208) 263-9066

Saddle up for some good old fashioned fun as you ride along the ridges and valleys of this fifth generation Idaho dude ranch and guest ranch, rich in history and beauty. Horseback Riding at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch in the fall is the perfect North Idaho outdoor adventure. Come enjoy fresh air and beautiful views of the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountain Ranges as you ride a fine horse in beautiful country.


The Equestrian Center

Phone (208) 265-2644

Using the foundation of Alternative Horsemanship training theories that have been developed over the past 25 years, Samantha Harvey offers riding lessons, ground work sessions, lessons in jumping, Dressage, cross country, competitive trail, endurance, trail, and western horsemanship. She works with both competitive and pleasure riders. Lessons are designed to be confidence building in a supportive and respectful environment with a priority of safety for both horse and rider.


Adventure Pony Rides

Phone (208) 290-7423

Real trail ride experiences for inexperienced riders of all ages. Wonderful ponies are hand-led and take children (and adults!) up and down hills, over logs, and teach them how to duck under branches and steer.


Geiss Specialized Training

Careywood, ID

Phone (208) 610-0794

Colt training; performance and trail horses; problem horses. Full-time. Indoor and outdoor facilities. 30+ years experience.


Greg Hargadon Horseshoer

3337 Westmond Road Sagle, ID 83860

Phone (208) 263-0219


Hansen Horseshoeing

2075 Denton Rd. Hope, ID 83836

Phone (209) 505-6237

Prompt professional horse hoof care. Hot, cold, therapeutic shoeing and trimming.


King Spur Stables

520 County Road 22 Careywood, ID 83801

Phone (208) 683-7315

Horseback riding lessons and horse boarding.


Montana Saddlery

806 A Lake Street Sandpoint, ID 83864

Phone (208) 263-0897


Mountain Horse Adventures

10000 Schweitzer Mountain Road Sandpoint, ID 83864

208-263-TROT (8768) | (208)263-8768

Call ahead for trail ride reservations or questions. Summer horseback rides open now! Open from April thru end of October, 2017.


Pend Oreille Farms

Kootenai, ID 83840

Phone (208) 263-2473


Stansell Saddlery

PO Box 959 Priest River, ID 83856

Phone (208) 448-2711


Tamarack Ranch

121 Shepherds Ln Sandpoint, ID 83864

Phone (208) 263-7977


Tamarask Farm

213 Winterberry Way Sandpoint, ID 83864

Phone (208) 265-2644


The Sand Stallion

100 Cedar Street Sandpoint, ID 83864

Phone (208) 255-5858
Fax (208) 255-5866

Western Apparel, Tack and Western Wedding Coordination.


Walkers & Son's Farrier Service

Cocolalla, ID 83813

Phone (208) 263-8870

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