Horseback Riding, Trail Rides, Stables and Horse Friendly Lodging in Missouri
Arcadia Valley Stables and Plain & Fancy Bed & Breakfast, Ironton, MO
Go Missouri horseback riding; experience the ultimate country adventure on guided trail rides at Arcadia Valley Stables. We have horses for all levels of experience. Plain and Fancy Bed and Breakfast provides horse friendly lodging and boarding in Missouri. If you are traveling with your equine friends and looking for a place to stay with your horses in Missouri, visit our luxury farm getaway in the country only 80 miles from St. Louis in the Missouri Ozarks. Many people going or coming from Black River in Lesterville, stop by the stables for horseback riding as we're close by. Give us a call to schedule your time in advance so our wrangler, Tim, will be ready for you.
Open Year Round
You Do Not Have to Stay with Us to Ride
- The Ultimate Country Experience
- View a Working Cattle Farm
- Guided Trail Rides along the Creek & through the Woods
- Pass a Civil War Historic Marker
- Overnight Stall Rentals (for those who are traveling in Missouri with their horse)
Your trail ride will be guided by our wrangler, Tim. He has lived on the farm the last several years and has cut the trail for you. He has hand picked the horses and will match you with the perfect horse to make your ride the best it can be.
The trail will take you along Stouts Creek, through the woods and into the lanes of the farm. In the spring and fall you will be able to see the baby calves with their mothers. If you are lucky you might get a glimpse of a beaver at work or the Great Blue Heron fishing. The property is home to countless other birds, including wild turkey and the Bald Eagle, and of course, the white tail deer. If the wildlife sees you but you do not see it, you still will enjoy your ride through the countryside and be able to appreciate the beautiful wild flowers and fresh air.
Guests from Columbia, MO had this to say: "Thank you so much for a great weekend! Riding horses was fun...It was exactly what we were hoping for." - Kris and Brittany
Missouri Trail Rides - Horseback Riding:
1 Hour Ride $30 per person, up to 5 riders. Guests who stay at Plain & Fancy Bed & Breakfast will receive a $5 discount, not good with any other offers. Approximate 1 hour ride.
2 Hour Experience $50 per person, up to 5 riders. Guests who stay at Plain & Fancy Bed & Breakfast will receive a $5 discount, not good with any other offers. Your experience begins by brushing, spraying and saddling your horse. Then ride your horse in the lanes and on the trail around the farm approximately 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 hour.
2 Hour Ride for the Experienced Rider $50 per person, up to 5 riders. Start your ride alongside the creek and leave the regular trail behind; climbing up the hill and past rock glades. Go back down the hill and past the pond to the end of the trail. This trail is more challenging than our normal trail and requires advanced skill to coax the horses up the hill and down again.
1/2 Day Ride, Fish & Lunch $80 per person, up to 4 riders. Ride the trail for approximately an hour before stopping at the pond. After a leisurely lunch at the pond, try your luck fishing or just relax until time to saddle up. If you would like to keep your fish, have Tim clean and ice them for you. Limits and sizes apply. The ride back will take about an hour. Please allow 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Minimum 2 riders required for this ride.
Custom Ride $30 Per Hour If you are an experienced rider and you don't like any of the above choices; you can choose the length of your ride and we will it arrange it for you (must be at least one and a half hours long). If you would like to do some cantering or trotting, (no running) please let us know at the time of your reservation.
All riders must be at least 8 years old to do the above rides; sorry no riding double.
Our younger wranglers can do a pony like ride--ages 2 and above. Pony like ride lets the younger riders get on a horse with a real riding helmet, hold on to the saddle horn and be led on a horse for about 30 minutes. Mom and Dad are welcomed to walk along. Cannot be done at the same time as a trail ride. Pony-Like Ride $15.00
Lessons Available (Two 2 hour sessions) $100 The first day would consist of getting acquainted with the horse and tack, and a short ride. Depending on experience, at first the person might just be led around, but hopefully progress to a short ride by themselves by the end of the first session. The second session would be getting the horse ready and riding an actual trail (if instructor and person felt comfortable). Must be at least 8 years old.
Advanced lessons available at $30 per hour.
See a review of the Arcadia Valley Stables trail rides on Trip Advisor.
Guests of the Bearcat Getaway, Big Creek RV Park, Cottage at the Low Water Bridge, Cottages at Stouts Creek, Dragon Fly-In, Koinania Cottage and Plain & Fancy Bed & Breakfast will receive a $5 discount off all trail rides, per person booked.
If you are traveling with your horse, we can accommodate both of you! We have large paddocks and/or stalls for your horse(s) with space to park your trailer. $25 for the first horse and $15 for each additional horse, per night. If you would like to ride on our property, we can offer the above trail rides at 50% off the regular price.
(Trail rides available by advanced appointment only, based on availability.)
Visit our pet and child friendly facilities--Arcadia Valley Cabins.