Trail Rides - Lessons - Clinics
The Lajitas Equestrian Center offers a variety of services; including trail rides, riding lessons, basic and advanced riding clinics and boarding. Our manager, Karen Fitzgerald, has been a student of the horse for a lifetime, starting on a Shetland pony and moving up. Training horses and their riders is her passion. She has won numerous barrel racing and pole bending awards and set an arena record. Day working on cattle ranches in rough country and along with some roping and colt starting gives her a well-rounded understanding of horses to share with others. She is a member of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and the American Paint Horse Association (APHA).
Our well bred, pretty horses are trained in various events and ranch and cattle work. We strive to match horse and rider to make your experience an enjoyable one.We invite you to choose from one of the following trail rides through stunning scenery or we can customize the perfect ride for your party, no matter what the level of experience. For something different from a trail ride, you can take lessons, ranging from the basics to more advanced riding such as barrel racing and pole bending. We also have multi-day riding clinics for basic riding, gymkhana, barrel racing, pole bending and cutting/working cattle.
Trail Rides by the Hour
The one and two hour trail rides go up Comanche Creek and around the hills offering stunning views of Mexico.
- One Hour: $50
- Two Hour: $90
Half-Day or All Day Ride
These rides offer hours of horseback riding through several scenic locations around Lajitas.
- Half Day: $110
- Half Day with Lunch: $125
- All Day: $250
Sunset or Sunset Trail Rides
One of the most romantic and awe-inspiring rides available at Lajitas consisting of a two hour ride to enjoy a spectacular sunrise or sunset.
- Wine & Cheese Ride: $115 per person
- Champagne Breakfast Ride: $125
Buena Suerte Ghost Town Camp-Out
Join us on an overnight ride to the Buena Suerte Mine and Ghost Town for a real Western campout. Depart Lajitas in the early afternoon for a three-hour ride, followed by a traditional cowboy campfire dinner under the stars. Sleep around the campfire or inside the old General Store, and enjoy an old-fashioned breakfast the next morning before your ride back into town. For those who want a real Old West experience, this ride has it all…campfires, bedrolls, fireside cooking and outhouses, sleeping bags, and sleep mats are included.(Four person minimum) $400 per person
Nestled in the distant hills of Lajitas' back country, is a little piece of heaven known as Stargazer Mesa. Join us after your trail ride to the Mesa for an outstanding meal prepared by a Lajitas chef using Dutch ovens and hot coals from the Old West. Guests who want to visit Stargazer Mesa, but prefer to arrive via vehicle can make arrangements with our staff. (Six person minimum for cowboy cooking)
- With Horse: $175
- Without Horse: $115
Learn basic riding skills or become a more proficient rider with one on one instruction under the protective roof of our covered arena. If you have ever wondered about the thrill of barrel racing and other speed events, let us show you how.
- One and one half hour: $90
Clinics: We periodically have riding clinics that cover various riding disciplines such from Horsemanship 101 to gymkhana, barrel racing, pole bending and working cattle. Call for more information.