Oregon offers a wonderful variety of terrain, and our riding trip tries to cover it all, from vineyards to national forest to the beach! The Willamette Valley is a thriving region, driven largely by its successful wine industry, and with it a very lively cultural scene. The villages you visit during your stay are filled with art galleries, shops, tasting rooms and have a small town charm as well as an appreciation for the natural world of the Pacific Northwest.

  Peak Season

June, July , August, September

  Quiet Season

May, October

  Timezone in Oregon

Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7)

  International Airports

Portland International (PDX)

Climate in Oregon

This part of the country is ideal for riding, due to the low humidity, cooler mountain temperatures and ocean breezes. Be prepared for cool nights and bring a light rain jacket that can be tied on the front of the saddle. July and August are hottest months in the valley with greatest likelihood for sunny beach days. May and June are often less busy with green surroundings.

  Average Temperature

90 °F » 50 °F

Oregon Travel Tips

It’s best to have a rental car, as you start in one location in the valley and end in a different town on the coast. The nearest airport is Portland, a city well-worth a visit in its own right. Be sure to leave room in your luggage for souvenirs – Pinot Noir and otherwise


Willamette Coast Ride

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... Read more

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The three of us that took this ride were very impressed with the ride itself, the accommodations, food, and with how we were treated as guests by the hosts!  It was a fabulous experience!!  The guides were terrific in providing instruction, the scenery was beautiful, and the horses were great.  What I really loved about this ride was the diversity of riding—3 days in the Coastal range (and each mountain we were on had something different about it), a day riding on the beach and in the water; and two days in the vineyard countryside .  The places we stayed were outstanding (best accommodations I have ever had on a ride) and we were taken to special restaurants for dinner. For many reasons, I think this was THE BEST RIDE I have been on!

Schmall, 2014

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Oregon’s Forests, Beaches and Vineyards The hosts and guides of the Willamette Coast ride come from a strong riding and outfitting background.  The husband and wife team of Justin and Lindley Leahy oversee all aspects of this adventurous trip, from planning the route and choosing the horses, to making sure you have fresh vegetables from their garden for your lunches. Justin comes from an outfitting family in Ireland and grew up riding and training Connemara horses and riding on his father’s Connemara Trail. He and Lindley ran a successful equestrian... Read more

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