Winter Horseback Riding
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!
Horseback riding in the winter is one of those truly “bucket list” winter activities.
The Gatineau Hills have virtually guaranteed snow, making your horseback riding adventure a winter wonderland vacation like no other. Winter is a time when you can literally bring the whole family. Infants can ride in the sleigh with Grandpa, while Grandma and the adventurous teens can ride alongside on horseback! View Slide picture gallery above to see why winter horseback riding should be on your list as a must-do winter activity.
Winter Group Events
We will design special group events especially for you! Take the sting out of winter, by getting into the great outdoors at Captiva Farms.
We lead our horses down protected trails, to minimize wind and weather exposure. Come back to the farm afterwards for hot chocolate and coffee, or visit the nearby village of Wakefield for an award-winning meal at one of a dozen excellent restaurants or cafés. Here are some examples of the types of group events we have hosted:
We offer half and full-day events year-round in the panoramic mountains and hillsides of the Edelweiss Valley located minutes from the Nation’s Capital. Our special events packages offer a memorable experience for corporate & government groups, school groups, community centres, tour operators, etc. Each event is unique and personalized to your needs and activities can include horseback riding lessons, trail rides, BBQ, picnics, sports or other recreational activities, bonfires, live entertainment, catered meals, etc. Captiva Farms does not limit you to a specific itinerary, so let your imagination run wild! Captiva is truly your national capital region winter activity destination.
Winter in Canada is simply not complete without a sleigh ride. Bundle up the family, or take the corporate team to Captiva Farms for your next strategy session! We have 2 sleighs available: the large sleigh seats 15 adults, and the velvet lined cutter sleigh seats 4 adults, plus an extra person in the front.
The best time for family horseback riding? Winter is the best time to take the whole family horseback riding. Period. Infants or grandparents can ride the cutter sleigh, while the more adventurous can ride alongside on their own horse. Take advantage of the infinite terrain that Canadian winter offers, and bring everyone out to Captiva Farms this year for a the most memorable winter activity possible.
Captiva Farm’s Velvet lined cutter sleigh
BOOK YOUR CAPTIVA ADVENTURE TODAY
Trail rides times can be reserved 24 hours in advance by calling (819) 459 - 2769
Captiva Farms was founded 30 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)