Sunny Trails Provides Great Horseback Riding Experience

It was a delightful and sunny day horseback riding at Sunny Trails in Sherrard, IL! For the past couple of years I’ve been searching for a place to take our kids horseback riding. Most of the stables I’ve contacted either have a regular lesson requirement or a minimum age well past our 3, 6, and 8 year olds. How happy were we to find Sunny Trails!

Group shot Sunny Trails

Organized by our daycare, we took 6 kids aged 2 through 8 and they had a fabulous time! There were gentle horses, age appropriate helmets, and even little kid stirrups that wrapped around the pommel for shorter legs. Since the kids were too young to do any kind of trail ride, they set up some obstacle course games and a couple of “barn rides” both in and outside. It was fantastic!!

Even our 3 year old felt safe and comfortable!
Even our 3 year old felt safe and comfortable! (Notice his shorter stirrups.)

Their business card suggests Sunny Trials is perfect for Birthday Parties (picnic area available) and First Time Riders. They also have opportunities for more experienced riders and those that want to do trail rides. The staff was exceptional – from the owner to the younger staff leading the horses – they were gracious and kind. I would highly recommend Sunny Trails for any level of rider. Our boys can hardly wait to go riding again!

Check out their facebook page (see some fantastic photos) or give them a call to schedule a fun riding experience for young and old alike!

Sunny Trails
7510 176th Ave, Sherrard IL
Contact: Tracy Wyant
Call: 309-781-5947




About the author

Meghan Cooley Meghan Cooley moved to the Quad Cities from St. Charles, IL, as an Augustana College student over 20 years ago. She left briefly after graduation and then returned to work in admissions and then marketing at Augustana College for 18 years. She now works as a consultant for admissions marketing and social media. She also does copy editing and writes for the Quad City Moms Blog. Now a true Quad Cities transplant, Meghan lives in Rock Island with her husband, Luke (R.O.W.V.A. and Augustana grad and Modern Woodmen employee) and four boys. She loves living in the Quad Cities and finds it the perfect place to raise a family, plan a date night, and go on adventures.

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