Maple Ridge Stables is an equine facility designed to fulfill the dreams of horse enthusiasts of every age! Our guided trail rides allow beginners and experienced riders to make the most of their riding skills. Let our experienced staff help you begin a journey with horses that will last a lifetime. We understand your passion for horses, and want to help you share that joy with your entire family. Our ranch is designed to provide everyone with something special to do or enjoy. Do you have a child looking for a camping adventure with horses? Do you need a week-end getaway? How about a vacation for you and your horse together? Whether you are planning an event for a church or youth group, a family outing or a class reunion; we can help you make it special. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.
Our “Old West Town” is a wonderful place to walk and enjoy fun store fronts and traditional displays. This unique place houses all of our “petting farm animals” that the kids are welcome to pet and feed. We are also happy to host family reunions or company picnics that include some of the amenities our ranch provides horse enthusiasts. Our fire pit with 28’ covered pavilion is great for picnics and parties.
How about a great place for a school field trip? Creative, educational and fun; we can structure your event to fit your needs. Field trip activities include horse rides, crafts, field games, story time and hay rides. You get to choose the activities best suited to your group.
Maple Ridge Stables is located adjacent to the Mackinaw State Forest just north of Gaylord and is proud to service Alanson, Boyne City, Cheboygan, Gaylord, Indian River, Wolverine and Vanderbilt. Just jump on the expressway to exit 290, or take the scenic route of Old 27 (Straits Hwy) between Wolverine and Vanderbilt. Our satisfied customers come from all over Cheboygan, Otsego and Antrim County. We won't forget those wonderful campers and vacationers that travel hundreds of miles to enjoy Northern Michigan's beautiful lakes and woodlands, as well.
Enjoy day camps, overnights in our bunkhouse, hayrides, and guided hunts. Keep an eye on this site; you won’t want to miss a thing!
Oh yeah, and riding lessons? We’ve got those too. Lessons are taught by experienced and educated equine professionals using CHA lesson strategies and standards. Equine Assisted Therapy provided by Level II Certified Equine Professional.