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Celebrating 17 Years!

Thank you for your continued loyalty and support! As usual we have a ton of great activities and clinics planned, so click on the Upcoming Events tab and make sure to come see us at the barn to get the latest scoop! Laughing

Trail Rides

trailridesOur guided trail rides take you through some of Manitoulin Island's most stunning scenery aboard our well-trained horses... Read More »

Summer camp

summercampIf you're between the ages of 8 and 15 and just love horses come and join our Kid's Summer Day Camp! Read More »

Upcoming Events

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Welcome to Honora Bay Riding Stable



The best way to experience the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of  Northern Ontario's Manitoulin Island is from the back of a horse!


Located in the heart of beautiful Manitoulin Island, Honora Bay Riding Stable offers an exciting horseback riding adventure you won't soon forget! We provide a variety of trail rides and overnight excursions on trails through the surrounding forests, hilltop fields, and along the Niagara Escarpment.

We are a short 15 minute drive from Little Current, and central to the island's many attractions. Over 20 well trained horses are waiting to take you out on trails led by our experienced guides who carry first aid gear and communication technology to ensure your safety. Whether you have never seen a horse in person or you're a seasoned rider, we've got a fun experience waiting for you!


In addition to trail rides we offer year round riding lessons with a certified CHA instructor. Take a tour through our website and explore all the options we have to offer.

And don't forget our July and August daily Summer Horse Camp for kids aged 8-15! See you at the barn!


Our Facilities


Honora Bay Riding Stable is always evolving and forever expanding Laughing

You will find us on Honora Bay Road, just 10 minutes outside of Little Current where we have been located since 2002.

Our stable accommodates over 30 horses, with 8 roomy box stalls and 16 standing stalls for our trail horses. Other facilities include a 76' x 200' outdoor riding ring, a 66' x 120' indoor riding arena from Winkler Canvas, attached viewing/class room, a shady round pen, large pastures and paddocks, and much more.


In 2011 we added an area with 2 box stalls and 1 standing stall for boarding or visiting horses as well as a separate paddock.


The spring of 2012 saw us tearing apart most of the stable to upgrade feeders and such; a big Thank You goes out to our volunteers who worked tirelessly to help get this big job done!


Can-Am "Just Add Horses Environment Award"

Can-Am/Just Add Horses Environment Award

Honora Bay Riding Stable is the proud recipient of the 2011 "Just Add Horses Environment Award" which was presented to Kyla Jansen at the Can-Am All Breeds Show in London, Ontario. 

Our facilities are powered by solar panels and our horses get their water from frost-free nose pumps when out in pasture.





More photos can be found in our Photo Gallery »

Horseback Riding Lessons

Indoor Riding Arena Manitoulin IslandLearning to ride a horse is a very rewarding experience for kids and adults alike.  Learn to ride confidently on the trails, participate in western game events or even learn to jump, all under the instruction of Kyla Jansen, our CHA level 4 certified English and Western riding instructor. 


We offer year round horseback lessons in either our spacious indoor or outdoor riding arena on our well-trained school horses or on your own horse.  We also offer lessons in horse training.  Kyla is a Double Gold Level certified trainer under Chris Irwin's natural horsemanship methods.


Lessons are offered on a weekly basis at $160/month (incl. HST).  Beginner lessons cover all the basics from grooming, handling, leading, tack and equipment, safety to the first rides (stop, start and turn).


Private lessons (if required) are 1/2 hour long; all group lessons are an hour long. Lessons are taught Mon-Fri starting at  4:30pm, subject to availability, so please call ahead and book your lesson today!


Also, don't miss our SUMMER DAY CAMP every week in July and August!

30 Minute Trail Ride

This ride is no longer available on a daily basis. Please contact us to make special arrangements.

Please call ahead and book your ride as soon as possible.  All trail ride bookings are first come, first choice.


Running Buffalo (30 Minutes)

This trail is reserved for school groups or other preorganised groups.

Our half hour trail ride is perfect for beginners.  This is an easier ride that will take you on newly cut trails around our property and neighbouring cattle fields on beautiful Manitoulin Island, Ontario. 


Cost is $30 per person (incl HST)


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1 Hour Trail Ride

Summer trail rides leave the stable daily at 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm and 5:30pm.

Please call ahead and book your ride as soon as possible.  All trail ride bookings are first come, first choice

Please note: the minimum age requirement for this trail ride is 8 years old. All riders must fit our equipment to be permitted to ride.


Renegade's Trail (1 hour)

This trail follows a path over scenic open field lookouts and dense forests at a walking pace. Suited to all riding abilities; this is our most popular trail.

Cost is $45 per person (incl HST)


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Contact Us

phone-iconCall us at 705. 368.6032 to book your trail ride!

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