Get Your Riding Boots On!

October 25, 2023
Picture of young girl riding her horse

Ever dreamed of riding horseback through the countryside? One unique activity Metro Detroiters have access to – horseback riding. There are several spots for animal enthusiasts to indulge in their passion or for newbies to give riding a try, even though we aren’t in the middle of the country. These stables have well-cared-for horses, trained riders, and safe learning environments, all providing a memorable experience. Embark on your equestrian adventures at one of these stables. 

RUSHLOW’S ARABIANS

29242 Bredow Avenue, Romulus

Rushlow’s Arabians in Romulus is a professional equine facility that has been involved in the breeding and training of horses including riding lessons for well over thirty years. Right now, the family-owned and operated business has over 70 horses in their program. Hour-long lessons are available for riders of all ages over six by appointment. 

WINDERMERE EQUESTRIAN CENTER

20615 Dunham Road, Clinton Township

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Since 1983, Windermere Equestrian Center has sought to help its riders create a connection with the horse, which can only be developed through working with horses in all aspects of horsemanship — stable management, grooming, health care, ground training, and riding. Lessons are available for all ages, including the Pony Pals Program for those over four. 

WILLOW TREE STABLES

16562 Merriman Road, Romulus

Located in Romulus, this riding and boarding table has created a learning environment for riders of all ages combined with outstanding horse care. The stable currently offers full-service stall boarding, dressage training, as well as riding lessons on school horses for ages seven and up.

GROSSE POINTE EQUESTRIAN

This sports club in Grosse Pointe Woods has a 50-stall barn, 26 paddocks, two indoor and three outdoor arenas, and more. It also offers full-service boarding, training options, and a lesson program open to boarders and non-boarders. Open to all levels of experience, Grosse Pointe Equestrian is a great place to learn or continue riding. 

OAKEN SHIELD EQUESTRIAN

3935 7 Mile Road, South Lyon

This South Lyon-based business offers lessons, training, boarding, sales, and showings. Courses incorporate traditional learning and hands-on experiences. For all skill levels, there are hunter, jumper, and dressage lessons available. For one hour, lessons are offered for a group of six, 45 minutes for semi-private lessons, 30 minutes for private ones, and senior group lessons are for those 65 and up. 

This article has been updated to include new information. The original article was published on October 12, 2020, and was authored by Karen Dybis.

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