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Trail Rides

Trail RidesForest View Farms abuts the Cook County Forest Preserve, a beautiful piece of land that begs to be seen. You can see it on a comfortably paced trail ride through the preserve. Enjoy time away from life's stress and spend time relaxing as you meander through the beautiful forest trails. New riders can sign up for a lesson and ride to become acquainted with riding basics. Riders are paired with a horse at the rider's skill level, so new riders don't feel overwhelmed.

Children who want to ride can also enjoy controlled pony rides around the Forest View Farms property. Read more or contact us to schedule your trail ride!

 

Pony Rides

Pony rides are offered on the Forest View Farms grounds during the following hours:

  • 9:00 AM to dusk daily

Pony rides are offered year-round and are great for smaller children under 9 years old. Children learn to be comfortable around horses during their controlled trail ride around the Forest View Farms property. All ponies are hand-led by a parent or adult.

Pony Ride Pricing:
(requires one adult per pony or one of our staff can lead for small additional price)

  • $10.00 per 15 minutes
  • $20.00 per 30 minutes
  • Staff helper additional 5.00 each 15 minutes*

*Staff helper - Weekends only

Helmets recommended but not required. Helmet rental is $1.00 per helmet.

Horse Rides

Horse Trail Rides are offered during the following hours:

  • 9:00 AM to dusk, Monday - Friday
  • 8:00 AM to dusk, Saturday and Sunday

Trail rides begin on the Forest View Farms property and take adjacent trails through the Cook County Forest Preserve. Trail rides are offered year-round and are offered for both private reserved rides and walk-in customers.

Trail Ride Prices:

  • Standard Ride:                                                                                                                                                            First come - First serve - Accompanied by a trail guide                                                                                                     
  • 1 Hour Standard Ride, 5 or more riders: $25.00 cash per person/$27.00 credit per person                                                   
  • 1 Hour Standard Ride, 4 or less riders: $28.00 cash per person/$30.00 credit per person                                                       
  • Private Reserved Ride:                                                                                                                                                Reservation Required (at least 24 hours in advance)                                                                                                     
  • 1 Hour Private Ride, 3 or more riders: $33.00 cash per person/$35.00 credit per person                                                     
  • 1 Hour Private Ride, 2 riders: $38.00 cash per person/$40.00 credit per person                                                                 
  • 1 Hour Private Ride, 1 Rider: $40.00 cash per person/$42.00 credit per person

Lesson and Trail Ride

This package includes a 20-minute lesson and a 40-minute trail ride.

  • Monday through Friday only
  • Reservation required (at least 24 hours in advance) 
  • 3 or more riders: $45.00 per person, cash or credit
  • 2 riders: $50.00 per person, cash or credit
  • 1 rider: $55.00, cash or credit

 For reservations, call 708-560-0306

Trail riders need to be at least 9 years of age. Feet must be able to reach stirrups.                                                                        Weight Restriction is 250lbs.                                                                                                                                                    Anyone under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian present to fill out a release form.                                            Helmets are optional. If you don't have one, you can rent one for $1.00.                                                                                      Cook County Trail License required (good for June 30 - June 30 of next year)

School / Group / Scout rates available

Trail Ride - 30 minutes: 10 Riders or Less: $18.00 per person                                                                                                                                        10 Riders or More: $16.00 per person

Trail Ride - 1 Hour: 10 Riders or Less: $25.00 per person                                                                                                                                        10 Riders or More: $24.00 per person

Barn Tour: $3.00 per person

**Prices and rates are subject to change without notice**
**Forest View Farms is fully insured**