Horse-friendly parks: Time to get out of the show ring

(Pepper and I are lucky to have trails in our backyard but we still enjoy adventuring elsewhere)

Most horse owners, like myself, love the idea of getting their best friend out of the ring and taking them on an adventure. Trail riding is becoming more popular within the horse community and some of us are very lucky to have trails in our farm’s backyard. We are also blessed with the Cleveland Metroparks and Lake Metroparks for those who don’t have such easy access. Both parks systems have several parks that include bridle paths aka horse-friendly trails.

Below are a few of the horse friendly parks:

Cleveland Metroparks


Squires Castle (image via Kailee Leoanrd)

9000 Chippewa Creek Drive, Brecksville 44141

River Rd, Willoughby Hills 44094

 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, 44070

Lake Metroparks

Girdled Road Reservation (image via Lake Metroparks)

9938 Chillicothe Rd. (Rt. 306), Kirtland 44094

12840 Girdled Rd Painesville, OH 44077

8668 Kirtland Chardon Rd, Willoughby 44094


Kailee Leonard has been an avid horsewoman for the last 22 years. Follow her on Instagram @kaileeinmae

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