Pemberton is Horse Country
Photo by Dave Steers
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2011
From Trail Rides to Horseback Camping
Although there's never been a census of Pemberton's equine population, the area is believed to have the greatest number of horses per capita in all of British Columbia.
Whether you've never been on horseback, or are familiar with all things equestrian, Pemberton, has riding options for everyone.
Horseback Riding in Pemberton
Available year round, guided trail rides are a perfect way to explore the pleasures of horseback riding.
A few tips to keep in mind:
- Book early
- Bring a hat
- Wear jeans and a long sleeved shirt
- Bring a camera - it's beautiful!
Book Your Pemberton Equestrian Adventure
Another excellent option for families is booking a trail ride with the Adventure Ranch, the Sea-to-Sky corridors original horseback riding establishment.
With a maximum ratio of six riders to one guide, equestrian helmets and oilskins provided in moist weather, comfort is king. Adventure Ranch will take riders as young as six years old, take as few as two riders out at a time and offers a 10% discount for groups or eight or more.
Copper Cayuse Outfitters
Sometimes an hour or two on horseback just isn't enough. While Copper Cayuse Outfitters offers hourly trail rides, they specialize in half-day to multi-day getaways that take riders into the backcountry of the Tenquille and Callaghan valleys.
While the company operates year round, the camping excursions are restricted to the May to October window.
Located a little ways up the valley, Pemberton Stables offers one, two- and three-hour excursions. The three-hour option has riders experiencing every aspect of the valley terrain and includes a hearty mountain top lunch.
All levels of riding ability are welcome, but riders must be a minimum of nine years old. Pony rides are available for the little ones who aren't quite ready to hit the trails.
Adventures on Horseback
Bob Menzel is a cowboy and a horse breeder who has been showing off the valley he loves while taking folks out on the animals he loves since 1985.
Adventures on Horseback's popular two-hour adventure takes through old-growth rain forest, creek crossings and offers unparalleled views of magnificent Mt. Currie, that emerges from the valley floor to soar nearly 9,000 ft high. The company also offers private custom rides and can accommodate families with small children.