Leisure

Horseback Riding on Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard, with its miles of sandy beaches, rocky coasts, and coastal dunes, begs to be explored. One of the more popular ways to see the scenery in Martha's Vineyard is by horseback. There are two horseback riding outfits on Martha's Vineyard near our boutique hotels that our visitors enjoy. Whether you're looking to take lessons at a farm that specializes in teaching or to go on a daylong trail ride, there's a horseback riding adventure in Martha's Vineyard to suit you. Here is the lowdown on horseback riding on Martha's Vineyard for the next time you're on a lark to the Vineyard.

Esparanza Riding Company | (508) 939-1001

This riding outfit also has another location in Puerto Rico, which explains why they own Paso Fino horses. These smaller horses are descended from Spanish horses brought to the Caribbean. They have a smooth gait and are well-mannered, making them the perfect trail horse for beginning riders. Enjoy a 2-hour trail ride in the morning or afternoon, in a small group of 6 with a seasoned trail guide. Venture through the woods, meadows, and alongside working farms for this unique view of the Vineyard. Pony rides for kids are offered at noon by reservation only.

Arrowhead Farm | 174 Indian Hill Rd, West Tisbury | (508) 693-8831

This full-service horse farm boards horses and offers lessons and pony rides. For the horseman looking to expand their skills to those enjoy music by the barn, this farm has it all. Send the kids to horse camp for a week or explore the private lesson and ride options with a group. Experienced riders will love the great horse community they find at Arrowhead Farm, while beginners can get comfortable with horseback riding on Martha's Vineyard at this great teaching farm.