Horseback Trail Rides move to The Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid

By AlpineZone News |
Jul 12 2012 - 12:11 PM

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The Adirondack Equine Center and Horse Rescue is now offering horseback riding at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, N.Y. The Equine Center will conduct horseback rides on the vast trail system of the 1980 Winter Olympic Cross Country Ski Center at the Olympic Sports Complex which is run by the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA).

“It’s a fantastic addition to all the activities already located at the Olympic Sports Complex. We feel there is a great synergy to be had between the mountain bike program, run by High Peaks Cyclery, and the bobsled rides offered at the Sports Complex,” said Travis deValinger, general manager of the Equine Center and Horse Rescue. “A short drive from downtown Lake Placid, State Route 73 exposure, and with trails perfectly suited for horseback rides we couldn’t ask for a better location.”

About The Equine Center
The Equine Center and Horse Rescue is a family horseback riding adventure for all ages. Children welcome. Free orientation lesson prior to every ride and all the horses have been thoroughly trained to exacting standards of gentleness. Winter time offerings include day and evening sleigh rides in Lake Placid. The staff has over 28 years of experience training, teaching, and operating in the equine industry and their horses are of the highest quality and temperament.

Most of the Center’s Horses are rescued animals that have been saved from slaughter. For more information check us out on Facebook (key word ‘Equine Center and Horse Rescue’) or visit or

Lake Placid Horseback trail rides:
Location: Olympic Sports Complex, Route 73, Lake Placid N.Y. 12946
For Reservations call: (518) 241-3388
Family Group Rides
Includes a 45-50 minute ride and lesson prior to mounting
Rates: $48 per person
Longer Rides
Includes a and hour and a half ride, lesson prior to mounting
Rates: $98 per person
Private Rides
Includes an hour ride, and a lesson prior to mounting
Rates $78
$98 (1hr 30 min)
Hours of operation: Daily 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and by reservation
Contact info:
Phone: 518.834.9933
Open daily
June-October, Closed July 22nd
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.