Southeastern PA Trail Riding Options
One of my greatest pleasures is filling up our 20' stock trailer for a day trip to Green Lane, Evansburg Park, Valley Forge, Lake Ontalaunee, Birdsboro... So, for Val's Corral Horse Owners -- I am very happy to offer a terrific opportunity to get you on trail. On a weekly, sometimes more frequent, basis we will haul your horse to one of the local parks. Our rides are usually 4 hours. We can accomodate from the slowest walk pace to the most spirited getalong gallopers ~~ we do that by "buddying up" and rounding back for strays.
PLEASE READ "GREEN LANE LOOP" INFO AT BOTTOM OF PAGE....
To Green Lane or Perk Trail - $10. Other parks - $15. Riders pitch in to clean out the trailer both when we arrive at the trailhead and when we get back to the barn. Parks at a greater distance when there are fewer riders, there may be an additional charge.
There are organized week long rides as well. Always someplace different and a wonderful, relatively inexpensive, way to vacation with your horse.
Note: We park adjacent to trees and hitching posts for tying. Tying to trailer may cause injury and/or dents, so should be avoided.
Here are some photos/video from our trips.... http://s888.photobucket.com/user/eleanorvallone/library/Vals%20Corral
I'll normally state the length and difficulty of the ride, if I know it. I am not always the ride leader, so cannot always be clear about these issues. If you have concerns we can't answer about the pace, difficulty or length of the ride, its best you wait for another ride.
There's so much out there. Here are a few links to get you started...
http://www.circlettrailriders.com/ This is my favorite club!
http://www.pennsylvaniaequestrian.com/resources.php Go to Events
Blue Spruce Riding Club - http://www.geocities.com/bluesprucerc/
My bucket list - http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/sproul/index.htm
RIDING THE GREEN LANE LOOP RIDE: I love to show people our trails. But, for your happiness and safety, please read the following:
There are many options to ride in Green Lane, some of which are quite tame and easy. When we do the Green Lane Loop Ride this is more difficult, and there are things you need to know....
If you ride with boots on your horse, know that some wet flat rock crossings make for slippery and dangerous conditions with booted (and barefoot) horses. If you are OK with that, we are too - but dismounting and being able to re-mount would be quite handy.