Horseback Rides

Don Warlick established Secret Passage Ranch in 1996. His vision: creating a welcoming facility where horses help people of all ages and backgrounds learn, heal, and, most importantly, have fun!

Are you ready to go?

  • *NEW* Riding Passes
  • Trail Rides
  • Lessons
  • Longer Rides

*NEW* Riding Passes

The only ranch where you can buy a multi-hour trail riding package, and then come ride on your own schedule!

10 hours over 30 days = $350 (only $35/hr!)

15 hours over 60 days = $500 (only $33/hr!)

These membership packages allow riders to go on multiple trail rides for a discounted price. Scheduling ahead is still mandatory, so that we expect you and have horses ready.

Guests pay for a set number of hours and then decide how often they want to ride and how they want to use those hours up. (Similar to a ski pass!)


Please call for more information about price and schedule.
*Cancellations must occur two days prior to ride, otherwise 1 hour is forfeited of your pass.

Trail Rides

We pride ourselves on allowing the rider to have the most enjoyable experience possible by not being a nose-to-tail riding operation and having the flexibility to suit the rider’s schedule.

All of our rides start in the arena to allow the rider time to get acquainted with their horse. Then, one or more of our wranglers will take you out along our scenic trails on the property surrounding the ranch.

The trails we select are to suit the least experienced rider in the group. Please let us know your level of experience so we can accommodate your riding abilities. We have horses to suit any age, weight or experience.

Shared Trail Rides (scheduled w/other riders): $50 / person / hour*, Two Hour Trail Ride: $90 / person

Private Trail Rides (you and your group, only): $60 / person / hour*, Two Hour Trail Ride: $100 / person

All wranglers are volunteers; tips are appreciated!

*1 hour minimum. 50% deposit required. Cancellations must occur two days prior to ride for deposit refund.

Lessons

We offer private lessons for all areas of horsemanship, from riding to driving to farming. We also train re-enactors from all time periods.

Our horses are calm and gentle; they are suitable for riders of all ages and levels; from 0 to 100, from beginner to advanced.

Each student gets the undivided attention of their instructor, who crafts individualized lessons based on the horse’s and rider’s strengths and weaknesses.

Lessons: $60 / hour

All wranglers are volunteers; tips are appreciated.

*1 hour minimum. Cancellations must occur two days prior to ride for deposit refund.

Longer Rides

Half/Full Day:

Longer rides are available for guests wanting to spend more time in the saddle. We take trails up into the mountains and explore!

Overnight:
We offer overnight excursions with our horses. Pricing will depend on the number of horses and the destination.

Battlefield rides:
Since the area surrounding the ranch is notably historic for the part it has played in the Civil War, we offer rides to the many battlefields, including, but not limited to, Cedar Creek, Manassas, Brandy Station, and Gettysburg.


Please call for more information about price and schedule.
*1 hour minimum. 50% deposit is required. Cancellations must occur two days prior to ride for deposit refund.

All wranglers are volunteers; tips are welcome.


I’ve been riding (both trail rides and lessons) at Secret Passage Ranch for 5 years now, and I can confidently say that this ranch is one of a kind! Don (the ranch owner) is a knowledgeable instructor and a fascinating person. I’ve learned so much from him and improved as a rider. The horses are well taken care off and sweet. The volunteers at the ranch are super welcoming and helpful.

Yaroslava K.


Schedule a ride or lesson today!