Horse lovers saddle up and ride

Geauga Park District offers opportunities for educational horseback trail rides.

An annual Trail Horse Nature Challenge featuring a 1-to-2-hour challenge course is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at the West Woods at 9465 Kinsman Road in Russell Township.

Then a Horseback Riders: Amish Buggy Training and Trail Ride is 9:30-11 a.m. Sept. 14 at Swine Creek Reservation 16004 Hayes Road in Middlefield Township.

Riders can meet and experience a stationary and moving Amish horse and buggy in a non-threatening way.

Then after a trail ride, at 12:30 p.m. participants can bring a lunch and share time with other riders.metro creative horse

Helmets are recommended for all rides. Participants are asked to bring a shovel to clean up after their horse in the parking lot.

Register in advance at, or call 440-286-9516.

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