If you’ve been under the impression that horseback riding on the beach only happens in romantic movies, think again. It happens here in Kennebunkport, too! Local Riverhurst Farm offers guided horseback riding on the beach; fall, winter, and spring.
Maine is known for the incredible beauty of our more than 5,000 miles of coastline. Moreover, the Kennebunks are home to some of the most beautiful and romantic sandy beaches in the state. People come from all around every summer to soak up some sun on our beaches.
When the summer crowds have faded, however, the beaches are still here and still beautiful. Some believe the this is the best time to visit our beaches, and why not? The only major difference is that you’ll find them less crowded. Oh – and you can go horseback riding on them!
Horseback Riding on the Beach
Riverhurst Farm is a full service equine facility located in Kennebunk.
Along with a variety of other services, Riverhurst Farm offers guided horseback riding experiences on the beach. The rides are only available between Labor Day and Memorial Day because of summer crowds. This helps assure a pleasant ride with little to distract you or your mount from the beautiful world around you.
You say you’re not the most experienced rider? No worries! Riverhurst Farm horses are gentle and friendly and your guide is well versed in rider training and safety. Go ahead and sign up knowing you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your time in the safe, reliable hands of a professional.
If you’ve never had a horseback ride on the beach, you’re in for an amazing experience. Or really two in one, if you think about it. That’s part of what makes these beach ride adventures so magical. They’re a combination of two things that are already great on their own: horseback riding and Kennebunkport beaches!
Riverhurst Farm guided beach rides are an hour and a half long and can accommodate up to 2 riders per group. Beach rides are scheduled to occur two hours before or after low tide.
228 Western Ave, Kennebunk, Maine 04043
Riverhurst Farm is on 80 acres of rolling fields just minutes from the beach. Along with beach rides, they also offer horse boarding and training, a summer riding program for kids, and riding lessons.
When it comes to riding lessons, Riverhurst Farm is versatile. They offer training in English balance seat, dressage, Western pleasure, Western dressage, jumping, and even driving.
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