Frederick County offers plenty of equine activities, whether people wish to ride, be pulled in a horse-drawn carriage or participate in shows.
A longtime favorite horse activity is the carriage ride through the Frederick Town Historic District during the holiday season. A team of Belgium Draft Mules and/or a team of Percheron horses lead the wagons.
Rides are available throughout the month of December. Those interested should contact the City of Frederick Parks & Recreation Department to register. The phone number is 301-600-1380 and website is cityoffrederick.com.
For those who want to do some horseback riding and/or board horses, there are several options in Frederick County.
A friendly “A” circuit equestrian facility specializing in hunter/jumper training, according to its website. It offers sales, boarding, leasing, training, instruction and career management to all ages and abilities. It also launched a breeding program in 2013.
Feelgood Farm is at 5150 Tuscarora Road, Tuscarora MD 21790. For more info visit feelgoodfarmllc.com.
Saddleview Ranch offers a variety of options for the horse enthusiast, including horses for sale or lease, horse boarding and horse shows for both English and Western Riders, according to its website.
Saddleview Ranch is at 2719 Thurston Rd, Frederick, MD 21704. For more info visit saddleviewranchmd.com.