Whether you're an experienced equestrian or want to try riding for the first time, you'll find a host of opportunities to make horses a part of your time in New Hampshire.
There are inns and resorts with stables, some of which offer ride and stay packages. Below is a list of properties around the state that have stables on premise:
Farm By the River Bed and Breakfast with Stables, www.farmbytheriver.com
Inn at East Hill Farm, www.east-hill-farm.com
Franconia Inn, www.franconiainn.com
Mount Washington Resort, www.mountwashingtonresort.com
Peep Willow Farm B&B, www.peepwillowfarm.com
The Balsams Grand Hotel and Resort, www.thebalsams.com
There are also several New Hampshire ski resorts that have stables and offer trail riding throughout the summer months:
Black Mountain, www.blackmt.com
Loon Mountain, www.loonmtn.com
Gunstock Mountain, www.gunstock.com
Or bring your own horse and explore New Hampshire's trail network on your own. The New Hampshire Trails Bureau maintains information about equestrian trails throughout the state.
In addition, several of the largest State Parks welcome riders on their trails including 10,000-acre Bear Brook State Park (in Allenstown, off Route 28), 5,600-acre Pawtuckaway State Park (in Nottingham, off Route 156) and 13,500-acre Pisgah State Park (in Winchester/Chesterfield/Hinsdale, Route 119, Route 63).
Learn more at and the New Hampshire Horse Council at www.nhhorsecouncil.com