Von Doeler's Ranch, Rutherglen

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#89 of 263 in Things to do in Northeastern Ontario
Von Doeler's Ranch is located just 25 minutes East of North Bay. It offers beautiful Trail Rides including to Talon Chutes Waterfall, Overnight Riding Packages, Cabins on the lake, English and Western Riding Lessons, Summer Camps, Event's, Weddings & More!!

The ranch is located on 180 acres with over 40km of beautiful trails and it runs right along Talon Lake. There are over 10 large turnout fields and an 8 horse barn. There are 3 riding rings; a training ring, dressage ring, jumping ring/barrel racing ring. There are currently 44 horses on the farm.
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  • August 3, 2017
    My husband, daughter and I stayed in the Rocky Mountain Cabin this July. I have never been on a horse before, and the 3 of us have been longing for that awesome, tucked away, getaway spot. And we foun...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    My girlfriend and I decided to take a friends advice and visit the ranch for a one night ranch life experience package.. From the start we were greeted by the staff and were made to feel at home, they...  more »
  • March 30, 2017
    We went for a weekend trail ride and cabin package a few years ago, and immediately felt a home! Now my daughter rides here regularly, taking lessons and competing. We like to have girls weekends at t...  more »
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  • May 16, 2017
    It is so much fun,great horses and great people,also it's in A gorgeous spot and couldn't be better 🐴
  • May 17, 2017
    Wonderful bunch of people, very friendly! Its a home away from home
  • October 9, 2016
    My husband and I did the 2.5 hour Rough and Tough. First off, our experience with the staff was incredible. They were really friendly, easy going with letting us pet the horses in the pasture, and really good with returning calls in a timely manner. Our tour guide was also awesome in providing direction and being friendly. Overall, customer service was superb. The ranch itself is gorgeous as is the land surrounding it. Definitely worth a trip out to admire our Canadian landscape. Now, as for the ride itself... It was not for the weak, I tell you. It lived up to its name -- rough and tough. If you have serious experience on a horse, you'll enjoy this ride immensely. If you've only done relaxing trail rides in the past, you'll need some serious confidence and a serious sense of adventure. The best way to describe the Rough and Tough is to say it's hiking with horses. There are some steep inclines both up and downhill on rocky and/or muddy terrain. You'll need good control of your horse as he slides his way down, and uphill to keep him moving. The trails (path through the woods is more like it) were narrow so you were also required to be able to push into the trees to help your horse and to avoid your own scraped knees. All in all, I've been on trail rides where you could easily sleep through them, if you so desired. This was not one of them, and it was aaaamazing! Definitely fun, definitely adventurous, and all in all required such a connection and trust with your horse which really, isn't that what riding is about? :) Great value here. Highly recommend!
  • July 28, 2015
    Wonderful experience, the staff and guides were experienced and kind, taking the time to guide the group through basic safety and riding instructions. The Ranch is absolutely beautiful and well maintained, you can see the love and care they have for their horses and other animals. They are adding a lounge which is really promising for the months to come. The riding through the trails and the creek, followed by a waterfall sightseeing was really nice and relaxing, it truly shows how beautiful Canada is. The owner showed us around after the ride, explaining a bit of the farm and new plans, he was very kind and welcoming, we will definitely go back to experience the cabins next. 100% recommended.
  • February 4, 2016
    Such a great place, awesome people and great riding. We will be back!!!

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