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Horseback Riding, Lessons, Unicorn Photo-ops, and Carriage Rides


    Diamond Oaks Farm provides the riding experiences of dreams!

    What is unique about riding at this Ocala FL ranch?    

    • You will ride free-rein and are in charge of your horse rather that just walking a "zombie-horse" behind the tail of the horse in front of it on a preset trail in a long line of horses doing the same walk. 

    • Both English and Western riding are available.

    • Ages 2 and older will enjoy riding lessons and horseback riding in the company of a life-time horse career expert with only your private group of 1-6 riders.   

    • Discounted riding experiences are automatically applied for lodging, RV hookup, and camping guests

    Our riding times fill up quickly so call now! 

    Non-guest children rates:    

    1 hour lesson: $80                1  1/2 hour trail ride: $90    

    Non-guest adult rates: 

     1 hour lesson: $90 

    1  1/2 hour trail ride:$100 

    Horse Riding and Lessons:

    Lessons: for beginner, intermediate and expert experience levels
    Trail riding: for intermediate and expert experience levels

    *professional guide and instructor
    *ride with your own private group
    *small groups of 1- 6 riders to allow individual riding freedom
    *helmet included (many sizes available)
    *Initial riding assessment provided in the arena for horse and rider safety
    *discounts for lodging, RV campsite and tent camping guests and for ages 2-16 years old
    *miniature horse riding available for smaller children

    Guest children ages 2-16 discounted rates: 
    1 hour Lesson: $75
    1  1/2 hour trail ride: $85

    Guest adult and horse boarders discounted rates: 
    1 hour Lesson:  $85
    1  1/2  hour trail ride:  $95   


    An evening carriage ride is a  wonderful way to relax at the end of the day and enjoy the beautiful scenery.  It is also perfect for those who prefer a bench seat to a saddle but still wish to interact with horses and experience horse country the best way possible - from a horses point of view!


    $145 total for up to 4-5 passengers (depending on the total weight for the horses)


    Package discount:

     10% discount for carriage rides booked for the same evening or the following one after a riding lesson or trail ride.   

    Time-slots are available first come-first served. 


    Special event rides can be arranged, such as engagements, honeymoons, anniversaries, and birthdays.

    (we can keep a secret if needed!)


    Carriage Rides

    Other Ranch Activities

    • Horse bathing, grooming and braiding workshop:$45

    • Session with Magic the unicorn: $45

    • Bring in the horses and feed them:$5/person

    • Visit the horses in the pasture with an ATV self-tour:$35

    • Pet and feed carrots to the barn and pasture horses: Free for guests, $10 for day visitors (please check with us first so a particular horse doesn't get too many carrots in one day)

    • 2 hour bike rental for the ranch and neighborhood: $15


    Diamond Oaks Farm offers rustic to luxury lodging, pasture RV rentals, RV hookups, and horse boarding - the best Ocala Florida ranch get-away and family retreat!  This is also a ranch where you can bring your own horse, and stay on property in your own RV if you wish. The horse ranch lodging options include the Historic Home for 6 guests, Luxury Hotel room suite with living room, office, and deck view of the horses, and glamping with RV onsite rentals and RV hookup campsites. Pasture tent camping is available as well. There are lots of things to do on the farm and nearby.   We are near Silver Springs and Ocala downtown restaurants, and the Ocala Dog Show venue.

    "Stay & Ride" - or just "Stay" on this gorgeous 25 acre farm to relax, reset, and enjoy the beauty of nature and horses.