Haviland’s Western Horseback Riding Adventures
August 31st will be the last day of Horseback Rides for the 2022 summer season.
Saddle up for a genuine Western experience unlike any other and explore the area in classic Wyoming fashion. Perfect for the entire family, you’ll enjoy spectacular views, open glades, and beautiful meadows full of wildflowers. It’s time to explore the mountain via a scenic horseback ride with Haviland’s Western Adventures.
Hayden Haviland was born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona. He grew up working a family-owned dude ranch consisting of trail rides, cattle drives, hayrides, carriage rides, cookouts, and gunfights! During the hot Arizona summers, the family would take about 50 of their horses and migrate to Northern Utah where they would run a living historical museum. Using their Shire draft horses the family would perform all the historic farming with authentic horse-drawn equipment.
Hayden now drives the Wells Fargo stagecoach in many of the parades and rodeos in the Western states. His summers are spent on the western slopes of the Grand Tetons providing equestrian activities for Grand Targhee Resort. Hayden married his sweetheart, Kaity in March of 2015. They’ve been Horsin’ around ever since.
Private horseback riding is not allowed on any hiking or mountain biking trails. Children must be 8 years old for the trail rides.
Ages 7 and Under, 10-minute ride
Ages 7 and Under, 20-minute ride
|One Hour Ride|
Wishing Well, Ages 8+
|Two Hour Ride|
Ricks Basin, Ages 8+
|Three Hour Ride|
Wishing Well & Ricks Basin, Ages 8+
Haviland’s Western Adventures can accommodate a maximum of 8 riders per ride and require a minimum of 2 to depart. Rides will go in the rain, but not lightning and they may be rescheduled or canceled due to trail conditions. Children 8-12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult on all trail rides.
Wishing Well – One Hour Ride
- You’ll start at the stables before riding up onto the wishing well ridge where you’ll have great views that overlook Teton Valley. This ride is perfect for those first-time riders or those looking to get a quick ride in.
Rick’s Basin – Two Hour Ride
- This ride meanders through the open fields and aspen glades of Rick’s Basin. Featuring an abundance of wildflowers and views of the Northern Tetons this ride is the definition of pleasant. However, there is some challenging terrain so we recommend you have some riding experience.
Three Hour Ride
- The three-hour ride combines both the Rick’s Basin and Wishing Well rides for the full package.