Forest View Farms is the premier stable and equestrian center for horseback riding lessons, horse boarding, trail riding, hayrides, and horse needs near Manhattan, Illinois. Forest View Farms has something for everyone—horseback riding lessons for kids and adults, pony rides for parties, a petting zoo, hayrides for special events, and horse boarding stables for people who own horses but are unable to keep horses at their home near Manhattan, Illinois.
Forest View Farms is located next to the Cook County Forest Preserve, so our horse-boarding customers who utilize our stables and others who love trail riding can take their horses out on beautiful scenic forest trails. The nearby forest preserve offers great opportunity for trail riding, whether on your own horse or one of ours. We also offer trail riding lessons and both private and group trail riding rates. If you love horseback riding or want trail riding lessons, Forest View Farms offers great horseback riding opportunities near Manhattan, Illinois. To read more about trail riding guidelines, hours, and prices, click here.
Those from Manhattan, Illinois, who board horses at Forest View Farms stables can also engage in their own trail riding and horseback riding lessons. Forest View Farms offers very reasonably priced horse boarding in our well-kept stables starting at $390 per month. We believe all horses should be treated with care and respect, so we offer turn-out, and all the horse-boarding stalls in our stables are equipped with automatic water bowls. Our stables are even heated in the winter. Horse boarding at our farm stables also includes all-weather and grass turnout options, and we have a full livery for horse-boarding customers who need an extra horse for family or friends who also want to ride. If you are unable to keep your horse at home and want a great stable and boarding option, look no further than Forest View Farms.
We offer horse boarding for Manhattan, Illinois, residents who are unable to keep a horse at their home due to lack of stables but who want to enjoy horse ownership. We take our job as a horse boarding equestrian center seriously and treat all horses the way we treat our own, by giving them comfortable quarters, offering turn-out every weekday, and cleaning and picking the stalls six days a week. If you are looking for quality horse boarding near Manhattan, Forest View Farms is the equestrian center for you and your horse. If quality horse boarding is as important to you as it is to us, you'll find that Forest View Farms has everything you want in a horse boarding center and stables.
In addition to horse boarding for riders who own horses near Manhattan, Illinois, but utilize our stables and boarding services, we offer horseback riding lessons for riders of all ages and skill levels. Whether you want to learn a new style or simply become more acquainted with horses, Forest View Farms can help make your goal a reality. Adults and kids alike will love horseback riding lessons, and smaller children aged 5–7 can enjoy pony lessons. Horseback riding lessons are offered for children 8 years old and up, and our teachers are experts in teaching both beginners and advanced riders. We also have English- and Western-style horseback riding lessons, so each rider can learn a style that suits their personality.
Some of our horseback riding lessons include "Mom and Me" lessons, jumping lessons, dressage horseback riding lessons, and event lessons to help riders prepare for shows and events near Manhattan, Illinois. If you have always wanted to try horseback riding lessons yourself or if your child is begging for horseback riding lessons, we offer beginner through advanced horseback riding lessons to riders of all ages.
Forest View Farms also offers pony rides for Manhattan, Illinois, residents with small children. Pony rides can be offered as beginner pony lessons for children 5–7 years old, or can take place for a child's birthday party or other special event. We have been bringing pony rides to birthday parties, corporate events, and other special occasions for over 30 years, and our pony rides have always been a huge success. Pony rides, like the petting zoo near our stables, can take place at your place or at our place, meaning our pony rides can come to you or you can reserve your event directly at Forest View Farms. Whether you come to us or we come to you, Forest View Farms' pony rides will make your event one to remember. If you have been looking for a place near Manhattan, Illinois that offers pony rides and will even come to your place, look no further than the equestrian center of Forest View Farms.
In addition to pony rides for parties, we offer a petting zoo for fun occasions. As with pony rides, our petting zoo/petting farm can take place at our equestrian center or at your location in Manhattan, Illinois. Petting zoos are fun for children and adults alike, and our petting zoo/petting farm offers a variety of animals. Petting zoo animals include pigs, sheep, goats, geese, ducks, and chickens, llamas, and a mini horse and mini burro. Our petting zoo animals are well acquainted with people and are a friendly addition to any party. Forest View Farms takes care of all petting zoo setup and takedown in Manhattan, Illinois, so you can simply enjoy your petting zoo party. View our petting zoo rental page for pricing and other information.
If you are planning an outdoor, farm-themed party or gathering in Manhattan, Illinois, you may want to add hayrides or a carriage ride to your petting zoo party. At Forest View Farms, we have hayrides throughout the summer and autumn and sleigh rides when the snow falls. We offer group hayrides as well as romantic, two-person sleigh rides with a campfire. Around October, we also host haunted hayrides at our farm and equestrian center. If you are looking for fun group hayrides for an event, contact us to reserve your hayride times. In addition to sleigh rides and hayrides, Forest View Farms has old-fashioned carriages and coaches for rental. These classic horse-drawn carriages and coaches add a splash of old-fashioned romance to any event and are a great way to add a unique touch to your wedding or other special event. If you are looking for a place near Manhattan, Illinois for sleigh rides, hayrides, or carriage and coach rentals, you have found it.
Forest View Farms gives Manhattan, Illinois, residents all the amenities of a quality equestrian center. If you love horseback riding, you will love the facilities, petting zoo, horse boarding stables, pony rides for children, and trail riding opportunities our equestrian center has to offer. Whether you are looking to supplement a party with a petting zoo or pony rides in your location at Manhattan, Illinois, or if you want to come to our location for trail riding, horseback riding lessons, or horse boarding, our equestrian center and tack shop is your answer.