Horseback Riding Policies

Horseback Riding Rules

  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled ride so there’s time to wash your hands, sign your waivers, and get ready for your ride. Don’t be late or your ride may be cut short!!

  • Jeans or long pants and boots or tennis shoes are required to ride at Splendor Farms! No shorts, no crocs, no flipflops!!

  • Our weight maximum per horse is 240 pounds.

  • We do not ride bareback or ride double on horses!

  • Ages 7 and up are allowed to ride on the trails. However, we reserve the right to alter age requirements based on an individual’s maturity and riding experience level.

  • For children ages 2-6, we offer rides in our groundwork arena for $40 for a private 30 minute ride on a small horse led by you or a member of our staff!  It is a great opportunity to introduce horseback riding to a young child who may be interested in riding lessons or a future trail ride!


Horseback Riding Policies

Sometimes we have to reschedule your ride (weather, pandemic, etc..., and if the time/day we want to reschedule it for does not work with your schedule we apologize in advance and will be happy to offer you a credit for a future ride, within 6 months. (Please see our refund policy).

Reservations: We schedule our rides by reservation. A valid credit card is required to book your reservation. We require pre-payment in full for all horseback riding reservations.

Private Rides: Our rides are for up to 6 -8 people at a time. (depending on if there are children on the ride) If your group consists of fewer than 6 people, and you do not want additional people on your ride, you can book a private ride for an additional $50 fee, per person.

Cancellations:  WE DO NOT CANCEL rides due to light rain.  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 you must rebook within 6 months.

All cancellations must be made in writing by either text or email. 

No Shows: If you or members of your party do not show up or stay for your scheduled ride, your monies paid and/or prepaid vouchers (e.g., Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon Local, Gift/Auction certificates, etc.) will be forfeited.

Personal Checks: Bounced check fee is $50.00. A stopped payment check fee is $100.00.

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.

Lesson Cancellation: Riding lesson packages are prepaid.  If you need to cancel your lessons you have a credit to use towards lessons in the future, or the lessons can be transferred to another member of your immediate family.

*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 as they may be able to direct you to a facility, which can help you.

Special Deals: LivingSocial and Groupon 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.

Please contact us if you have any questions!

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