Horseback Riding in Oregon

Willamette Coast Ride

Overview

Enjoy all Oregon has to offer by horseback, complete with wine tastings and beach riding. During this riding tour in the Pacific Northwest you will stay in comfortable inns starting in the burgeoning wine country of Willamette Valley, and continue through the Coastal Range mountains to end on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. This is a point-to-point ride that has both adventure and luxury with wine tastings and riding through vineyards, ascending forested mountain trails, and galloping on the beach! The hosts and their horses provide a unique European feel while still maintaining the west coast sense of adventure.

Accommodation is in small bed & breakfasts or private condos or rental homes, all with generous hospitality and a great feel for the Pacific Northwest.

Breakfast at the accommodations, picnic lunches and three dinners are included. All meals are farm-fresh and local, including seafood on the coast. Two wine tastings are also included, depending on interest.

  • Overview:
    Your hosts are wonderful trainers and riders and have a knack for picking both sturdy and talented horses for the trail. You will most likely ride more than one horse during the trip.
  • Equipment Required:
    Helmets are required.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Irish Sport horse, Connemara, Mustang, Quarter Horse, Friesian, Haflinger, Thoroughbred, Draft crosses
  • Trip Pace:
    All paces
  • Tack:
    English
  • Weight limit:
    230 lbs

Non-riders can independently schedule wine tours, fishing, cycling, shopping, hiking or spa session, joining riders for morning and evening meals.

Carlton, Oregon. Transfers from Portland are an additional cost. The ride ends in McMinnville.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Sunday

Spend the night at a bed & breakfast in McMinnville, in the prime wine country of the Willamette Valley. The nearest airport is Portland (PDX), about an hour and a half away. You can rent a car from there or we can give you suggestions for transfers. Dinner not included in trip price, can be location of your choice.

Day 2

Monday

After breakfast at the B&B, meet at your hosts’ farm in Carlton at 10am. Your first ride allows you to view Kendall Jackson and Lois Jadot vineyards as you get to know your horse. After lunch in your hosts’ farmhouse ride through the rolling vineyard land to end at Carlton Hill Vineyard and end your day with a tasting. Stay another night at the B&B, enjoying dinner with the riders tonight.

Day 3

Tuesday

After being picked up at accommodations drive further west into the Coastal Range mountains, ride the lush wooded trails in this temperate rainforest in the Pacific Northwest. Stay tonight in a beach view house, enjoy the beach sunsets, walking on the beach and hearing the surf while you sleep in the quaint coastal village of Neskowin. Dinner will be an informal pizza, pasta and salad dinner in your beach house followed by a bonfire on the beach with s’mores that evening.

Day 4

Wednesday

Start the day with a warmup ride through an old Dairy Farmland and then hack through the village of Neskowin. Ride on the beach by the dramatic and picturesque rock formations. You may see the ancient ghost forest of Neskowin, then make your way down the lengthy, seven-mile beach and some trails on the high tide line shore pines as well. Dinner tonight is on your own, we suggest Cafe on Hawk Creek or the Beach Club Bistr.

Day 5

Thursday

Leave your condo at 11am to ride in local state park which has wonderful trails on a sand spit beach and also along the Nestucca River. Climbing up the beautiful sand dunes allows for rewarding sights of the pacific. Picnic at a site with tables and bathroom facilities before continuing on to Neskowin. At the end of the ride the horses will be transferred back to Carlton, and you will return back to the McMinville B&B. Farewell dinner will be local farm to table type, family-style.

Day 6

Friday

Check out by 11am and make way back to Portland or PDX via pre-arranged not included transport.

Itinerary Addendum

This daily itinerary is subject to change based at guide's discretion based on weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

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Trip Dates & Pricing

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Pricing & Options

  • Base Price
  • $3,000

    Based in double accommodations (sharing a bed)

  • Pricing Variation
  • $150Per person supplement to share a room with separate beds; limited options available.
  • Single Supplement
  • $700

    Own private accommodations

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Pricing & Options

  • Base Price
  • $3,300Based in double accommodations (sharing a bed)
  • Single Supplement
  • $600

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The Willamette Coast ride was the best ride I have ever been on.  The guides were amazing in every way, the scenery was fabulous, great food, but most important were the fun riders from all over and the excellent horses.

Luce, 2015