When you live in a city like Portland, Oregon, it’s expected that there will be excellent food to eat and beer and wine to drink, but where does one go for a horseback riding vacation? Happily, I found the answer to my riding dilemma at Dream Ridge Stables. The equestrian center is only thirty minutes outside of Portland, but worlds away from food carts, crowds of people and the dreaded t word – “traffic.”
Owner Karen Brauer left the restaurant scene back in 1992 to follow her passion of horses and horseback riding and open Dream Ridge Stables in Oregon City, Oregon. Her gift is in teaching equestrians, young and old, how to ride safely and properly on a horse. Whether you ride English or Western is not important, the stables are able to accommodate both styles of riding, and, as I found out recently, they are able to accommodate riders with special needs such as joint replacement.