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Bush, Louisiana
(985) 886-3747

"…a country escape, an hour from New Orleans, where memories are created…"

Splendor Farms is featured in the April '13 & Feb '10 issues
of Trail Blazer magazine

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Riding Trails

Reservations are required to schedule a trail ride at Splendor Farms.
Please contact us to schedule a ride or if you have questions.


About Our Riding Trails

Here at Splendor Farms we pride ourselves in offering the best trail riding facility in the area. We ride over 1,000 acres through creeks & woods, across big fields, and around lakes. We ride down to the National Historic river, the Bogue Chitto. We ride across different terrain on all our trails and never see the same tree twice! Deer, egrets, herons, and beautiful scenery are along every ride, even the occasional alligator and wild hog come across our rides! Our horses are some of the best around and we have horses from the gentlest old mare to the full of vinegar geldings....There is a horse here for everyone of any experience level!

We strive to run safe trips. All guests should realize the inherent dangers in horseback riding and other outdoor activities. They should be in good physical condition. Each guest will be required to sign an "Agreement to Participate and An Affirmation of Risk". Guests under the age of eighteen need a parent's signature on the agreement. Only parents and legal guardians can sign these forms. If you are bringing your kid's friends, these forms can be mailed to you in advance of your stay/ride with us so that their parent/guardian can sign the waiver and date it the day(s) they will be here. Persons of extra large size (over 250 pounds) may not be able to be adequately accommodated. Please understand.

We ride Western. All of the rides are guided. We do not allow double riding. Children must wear helmets, which we provide. Riders with no experience are welcome Those riders who feel comfortable in the saddle will enjoy our scenic two and three hour trails.

Splendor Farms Trail Riding Rates:

  • $30.00/person for a one hour trail ride.
  • $50.00/person for a two hour trail ride.

Ages 8 and up can ride on the one hour trail. Must be 12 and up to ride the two hour trails. However, we reserve the right to alter these age requirements based on an individual's maturity and riding experience level. For example, we have had 9-year-old barrel racers do our two hour trails and 40 year olds who shouldn't go more than an hour!

For inexperienced riders and children under twelve, we offer a one hour ride for $40.00/person. The one hour ride comes with a lesson to get you comfortable with your horse before you go out on the trail.

Young children can ride in the arena for a dollar per minute, 20 minute minimum.

RESERVATIONS: We schedule our rides by reservation. There is no fee per person to reserve a ride. If you take a chance and visit without a reservation and wish to go out on the trails, there is an extra $15.00 fee, per person, for going into the fields, catching your horse, and saddling. For parties of 7 or more, there is a $100.00 fee to reserve an entire ride just for your group.

Bounced check fee is $50.00. Stopped payment check fee is $100.00.

CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel at least 24 hours PRIOR to your reserved group ride, the $100.00 (Group deposit) can be used as credit towards a ride in the future. WE DO NOT CANCEL rides due to light rain. We provide ponchos if you don't have one. WE DO CANCEL if weather is dangerous -- i.e, high heat, storms with lightning, high winds, tornado warnings/watches. Remember, it may be pouring rain in New Orleans and partly cloudy and beautiful up here in the country! Don't rely on the weatherman!! If your ride is cancelled due to rain, you must rebook within 6 months. If you cancel your ride within 24 hours, there is a $25.00 cancellation fee, per person (up to 6 persons)

NO SHOWS: If you do not show up or stay for your scheduled ride, your credit card will be charged for the entire ride, including tax. All deposits and/or prepaid vouchers (e.g., Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon Local, Gift/Auction certificates, etc.) will be forfeited.

WAIVER FORM FOR MINORS: Children under age 18 riding without a parent or guardian must bring a completed Waiver Form signed by a parent/guardian and dated the day of the ride. No exceptions.

PREGNANT RIDERS: Ladies, if you are pregnant, you must have a signed authorization from your OB-GYN stating you are able to ride and the date you are going to ride. If you do not have a written "okay from your doctor" we CANNOT let you ride.

SPECIAL NEEDS RIDERS: Due to insurance limitations, we cannot accept special needs riders on our trails. Please contact New Heights in Folsom, Louisiana regarding trail rides for special needs riders.

LARGE GROUPS: For groups of 8 or more people, a deposit is required to schedule a 2 or 3 hour trail ride. For groups using LivingSocial, Amazon Local, or Groupon vouchers, the tax must be prepaid to schedule a 2 or 3 hour trail ride.

SPECIAL DEALS: LivingSocial, Groupon and Amazon Local trail riding deals cannot be combined with each other or with any other Splendor Farms special or package. Vouchers from deal sites can be extended by 6 months for a $50.00 extension fee. Expired vouchers can be used as credit in the amount and for the activity purchased.

MILITARY DISCOUNT: We are proud to offer a 15% US military discount.


TO SCHEDULE A TRAIL RIDE AT SPLENDOR FARMS,
OR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US .



Trail Riding Video, Photos & Comments:

ABOVE: Beautiful, fun new video from original camp counselor Kristen Holmes.
Features the camp counselors & trail guides & horses of Splendor Farms!!!


"Had a great time at your farm today, thank you for having us.
Jessica said this was one of the best birthdays she has had."

- Christian C., December, 2010

Ashley brought her daughter and their friends for a moms-daughters trail ride through the countryside and down to the Bogue Chitto River. The weather was perfect and the horses willing to trek through the woods even though they could smell the wild pig and her three babies. Oh, and don't forget the snake, that was exciting, too! Photo from left to right:
Allison on Duke, Tricia on Trooper, Ashley on Cisco, and Sarah on Rio.

Sammy & Gina came back with the girls to trail ride, eat at Busters in Covington,
and enjoy one of my fabulous breakfasts!! Good to see all of you again! 

"Hi y'all!" says this group of late winter riders

Daughter, Joanne, brought mom, Shirley (the birthday lady!) for a night
at Splendor Farms and a two hour trail ride! Shirley is riding Duke.

Our lead trail guide, Jesse, on "Cowboy Pete"

Nope, he didn't lose his horse. This army man
decided to walk the trail and visit with his friends!

Mrs. Shirley opted to stay behind while everyone else goes for a gallop!

Riding trails

Huge riding field

Another look at the huge riding field

Riding field looking the other way

Wooded trails

Michael, Mikey & Michelle took a ride on our trails...

...as did Terri & Donna from North Carolina & Texas

Anthony, Sr. (far right) brought his family on a Sunday family trail ride.
From left: Christian, Anthony, Jr., Melissa, Melody, & Daddy-O!

Jaime (right) brought daughter, Harley, on a trail ride
and then a visit the Splendor Farms Petting Farm!

Georgia riders Erin, Brian, Byron & mom went on a road trip through Louisiana and
decided to stop for an Easter ride at Splendor Farms! Ya'll come back and see us!



See Guest Book for more trail riding photos & comments.



FOR MORE TRAIL RIDING PHOTOS & COMMENTS
SEE OUR BED & BREAKFAST GUEST BOOK PAGE!

TO SCHEDULE A TRAIL RIDE AT SPLENDOR FARMS,
OR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US .



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Splendor Farms is affiliated with the following organizations:
American Kennel Club (AKC), American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA),
Palomino Horse Breeders of America (PHBA)

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