Pony Rides are offered on Saturday and Sundays from 9AM to 3PM. 

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Pony rides are for children ages 2-6 weighing 60 pounds or less. The parent leads the pony on a walk around our pony trail. Reservations are required and must be made online through ShopTD. Please arrive 10 minutes before your pony ride begins. Check-in for pony rides will take place on the Equestrian Center grounds. Park on the north side of the Alder Creek Adventure Center parking lot, walk down the dirt road, following the pony rides signs to the small check-in building at the Pony Station. Equestrian staff will meet you here and fit the children for helmets before the ride begins.

All visitors should wear long pants and close-toed shoes. We do not permit sandals, Tevas or flip-flops on the grounds. Wear sensible clothing that you don’t mind getting a little dusty. Tennis shoes are acceptable for trail and pony rides. We don’t recommend hiking boots because they tend to get caught in the stirrups. Sunscreen and mosquito repellent are recommended and can be purchased in our souvenir shop.

Helmets are mandatory for all riders and are provided free of charge. Riders may bring their own certified riding helmet if they wish.

Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance for a refund. To cancel, email equestrian@tahoedonner.com.

*Guests must be accompanied by a Tahoe Donner member or have a transferable guest card.