"The real Ottawa region horseback trail riding experience."

Epic horseback trail riding in the wondrous Gatineau hills. Only 25 minutes from Ottawa.

Horseback Riding Adventures

Captiva Farms offers an exciting, one-of-a-kind horseback riding experience for all levels of skill, near Ottawa. Captiva Farms is the only horseback riding ranches that allows groups and families to explore over 40 KM together. Our friendly, courteous and knowledgeable staff provides horseback riding lessons before your trail excursion, in order to prepare everyone for the horseback adventure.

Pony Rides and Kids’ Activities

A kid-friendly and kid-inspiring environment. Kids love animals. And, for good reason. A connection to nature has been proven to help children and adults develop stronger emotionally, psychologically, and even physically. A deeper connection with nature and a strong bond with animals will make kids happier, healthier and more well-rounded. Captiva Farms has horseback riding and pony rides for all ages, as well as a small petting zoo where kids can commune with Squirt the Goat, Charlie the Emu or any other number of animals.

Winter Horseback Riding

A Canadian Bucket List Winter Activity

We in the Gatineau Hills have a secret: winter is what you make it! The region surrounding Captiva Farms is a world famous winter playground. Did you know that people move to this region, just for the incredible variety of winter activities. Get the family or the board of directors out of their winter funk, and head out to see how winter should be enjoyed!

Captiva Farms Videos

A Horseback Trail Adventure

Yeehaw!!! Early Morning Round Up

Difference between Western and English horseback riding?

In this video, the crew demonstrate the excitement of horseback riding in the beautiful Gatineau Hills. With Ottawa only a short drive away, Captiva Farms is your Ottawa region horseback riding adventure destination.

At the crack of dawn, we round up all of our horses and ponies for a day of work on over 30 Km. of Captiva’s horseback riding trails. All of our horses and ponies are free range, so they graze, play and wander every single night. This means the cowboys and cowgirls at Captiva Farms have to round them up every morning.

FAQ - Captiva Farms Horseback Riding

Difference between Western and English horseback riding?


 Horseback riding packages range from single pony rides to full day group excursions.

Packages can include horseback riding lessons, which we highly recommend


Please Note, a 24 hours minimum Reservation needed in advance! (Reservation required by phone only! (819) 459 - 2769)

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Captiva Farms was founded 29 years ago as a place to get away from the demands and stresses of city living. By entering the gates of our 450 acres horseback trail riding ranch, situated 5 minutes east of Wakefield Québec,  guests enter into a world that slows down to a horse’s heartbeat.

189 ch. de la Montagne

Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0

(Near Edelweiss Ski Resort)