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Voted Best Trail Ride in DFW 2024!

Every year, Fort Worth Texas Magazine asks they're readers to name their favorite places to shop, play, drink and eat across various categories. The result is a readers and Editor's pick of Entertainment, Food & Drink, Nightlife, Shopping and so much more.

Benbrook Stables has won this prestigious honor for the last 7 years in a row! We are honored to be chosen as the Best Trail Ride in Fort Worth, Texas 2023. We are so proud to be apart of the magazines "Best Of" edition since 2006. We have consistently been voted best trail ride, best party or best horse camp by editors and readers alike.  We are humbled by the readers choice winner year after year in various local magazines including FW Weekly and online sites in search of excellence in their industry.

In this article you will find out how horseback riding at Benbrook Stables can change your life in so many amazing ways. From a romantic ride with your special someone, an anniversary ride with your partner of years, a birthday ride, a holiday ride, riding with co workers, team-building, with friends or just a ride by yourself to experience the wonders of Texas scenery on horseback.

Looking for the Perfect Date? Something out of the Ordinary? 

If you really need to impress and want to show them you went the extra mile to find something out of the box?

Lets start with looking for the Perfect Day Date Experience? Benbrook Stables was Voted Best Date Idea and one of Dallas's D magazines 52 Best Dates

A trip to the movies? Too unspectacular. A meal at a fancy restaurant? Been there, done that. A couple’s horseback riding date on one of our lakeside trails is something out of the ordinary that everyone can enjoy. It's not just for Valentines day, a trail ride will surprise them and let them know you put a lot of thought into a fun and exciting date.

You will not find a more romantic or entertaining date than horseback riding at Benbrook Stables.

Are you looking for something to do with your co-workers or looking for a super fun afternoon of team building with your staff. Benbrook Stables can accommodate your entire staff with insanely fun team building activities and horseback riding along gorgeous lake trails. Your staff will remember this group activity as one of the most memorable and exciting. It’s all about engagement. There’s a pretty clear link between the personal bonds between your team members and their engagement level. A recent Gallup study found that close work friendships boost employee satisfaction by 50%, while people with a self-described best friend at work are seven times more likely to be fully engaged at work.

Another Gallup study reported that engaged companies consistently outperform the competition when it comes to things like profits, productivity, and turnover. (Pretty important stuff if you ask us.) And it stands to reason – the closer you are to your co-workers, the happier you’ll be at work, and the more likely you’ll be to sacrifice your discretionary time to help them succeed.

What is the purpose of going on a trail ride? Having fun! Enjoying the scenery with family friends or even your co-workers. Its great exercise, its an amazing bonding experience and a great way to just get outside to enjoy the sunshine, see the changing leaves in the fall or bundle up for a wintery ride. Riding horses throughout the year is a great way to experience the Texas landscape and enjoy the getaway. Horseback riding has many benefits, both mental and physical.

  • Improving Core Strength and Posture.

  • Improving Coordination.

  • Getting Cardio Exercise.

  • Promoting Healthy Circulation and Flexibility.

  • Getting a Mental Workout.

  • Boosting Mood and Reducing Stress.

  • Getting Out in the Fresh Air and Nature. Burns Calories, Reduces anxiety,

  • Core Strength, Cardiovascular health.

Horse riding has always been a popular activity for children. But did you know that it also has many psycho-related benefits? Research has shown it impacts a child’s mental well-being, besides the obvious advantage of engaging in an active sport.

There are many other reasons why riding horses is an excellent activity for young ones. They range from improving self-confidence and reducing anxiety to developing empathy and problem-solving skills.

Riding horses offers many emotional and physical advantages for young ones. As youngsters learn to ride, they build improved balance and coordination. The natural movement of the horse and the human body create better muscle strength and muscle tone that further contributes to an overall wellness.

Riding horses also provides a unique therapeutic experience that helps young ones regulate the state of their minds. Riding provides the opportunity to increase self awareness, build self confidence and promote responsibility. Learning to care for and ride a thousand pound horse by a child builds that strong sense of confidence in kids and adults of any age.

So, if you’re looking for a fun and beneficial exercise for your child, consider these perks, the various advantages that comes with horse back riding and more with Benbrook Stables Equestrian Camps, our lesson programs, after school riding programs and our riding schools.

According to the American Heart Association, here are six reasons to saddle up.

  1. Cardiovascular health. A study commissioned on behalf of the British Horse Society found that horseback riding is indeed a good cardiovascular workout. Even just a half hour of riding is considered “moderate exercise,” said BHS PR executive Megan Hawkins, “while trotting exerts more energy than playing badminton.”

  2. Core strength. Sitting tall, pushing your legs into the body of your horse ignites the core muscles, which are imperative for balance and posture.

  3. Burning calories. In a Texas A&M University study, researchers focused on the amount of energy expended during high-intensity horseback riding. But you need not be roping cattle to burn calories. “Riding a horse for 45 minutes at a walk, trot and canter can burn up to 200 calories,” said Dr. Dennis Sigler, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horse specialist and professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station. “If you do something a bit more strenuous such as cutting or reining, that can come out to nearly seven calories per minute for the entire length of the riding period.” Plus, lifting a saddle onto and off the horse’s back, carrying buckets of hay and water to its stall, grooming -- all these burn plenty of calories.

  4. Lowering blood pressure. One of the benefits of regular exercise is lowered blood pressure; horseback riding is exercise. Lower blood pressure can reduce the risk of heart disease. Plus just being around animals has been shown to do that as well.

  5. Helping make decisions. While riding, you’re constantly deciding whether to speed up or slow down, what paths to avoid, when the horse and you need a break. That knowledge translates into the rest of your life, too.

  6. Relaxing. The horse’s natural movement is calming; walk together and your bodies will be in sync.

“I just feel so happy when I'm riding,” said Debby Rose, a life long rider. “It’s such a joy, whether I ride for 20 minutes or ride for an hour. I hop on my horse and enjoy God’s beauty.”

There are many obvious health benefits to riding, including developing a strong core and legs, but there are also many less obvious benefits, such as increased confidence and introspection. It is a moment in your day to be peaceful, quiet, enjoy the outdoors and be with nature in a calming and stress free way.

It's so much more than just having fun and learning how to ride— Being around horses teaches patience, self-discipline, and accountability. It can help build character and promote social development.


Benbrook Stables is a family-owned and operated horse ranch in the heart of Texas. Our guests can enjoy an unforgettable experience of horseback riding. From scenic lake trails and gorgeous vistas to beautiful shaded creek crossings, we offer something for everyone. We provide hourly guided trail rides for guests over eight years of age and under our 225 weight limit. Our horses are patient, gentle, and beautiful, making them ideal for beginners and first-time riders and very enjoyable for an advanced rider. We also have a variety of activities to do with family, friends, or even a date. Come join us and experience the beauty of Benbrook Stables!


  • Trails are open 7-days a week from 9 to 4

  • Reservations are required - All Trails are Guided

  • $70 per hr/ per rider

  • All Trail Rides are Cash Only!

  • We do not accept checks, debit or credit cards for the trail rides.

  • Riders must be at least 8 years old to enjoy the trails

  • No Double Riding

  • Very Strict 225 lb. weight limit

                                                    FOR OUR YOUNGER RIDERS

  • Riders must be 8 years of age to ride the trails

  • Riders under 8 years of age can ride on the property with a Lead Line

  • $70 per hour or $40 1/2 hour arena ride /lead line

  • $25 assistants are available for arena rides/lead lines upon request.


Gratuity is always appreciated by your guide, but completely up to you!

Please call about our weight limit, if anyone in your party is over 225 lbs.


Check-in time is 15 minutes before your ride time. If you arrive late from your check-in time, you will miss your trail ride and be charged a $75 inconvenience fee.


We also offer offsite horse rentals for $275 for the first hour plus the mileage to travel.

Unfortunately, No Refunds will be made once the reservation is paid.

All groups of 5+ people will be asked to keep a credit card on file in case of a no-show, no-call. If that is the case, you will be charged a $75 inconvenience fee.

Each Rider must have a signed liability release, signed by a parent or legal guardian if under the age of eighteen, before they are allowed on premises. Each rider must read and agree to the State of Texas Laws and Benbrook Stables written liability release before riding.


Celebrating a birthday? Couples outing? Solo ride? Corporate outing? or simply just want to go for a trail ride. Book with us we are open 7 days a week 9am-5pm.

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