At Shepherd’s Fold Stables in the Lanseria area, we offer a variety of trail ride options to allow visitors to explore our amazing landscape on horseback and we are well equipped to accommodate riders of every level and experience. The stables can accommodate up to 10 riders at a time and each group trail ride is led by an experienced guide. The trails go through the most beautiful routes, through the neighbouring farms, stopping along the way to take in the stunning views of Johannesburg, the Magaliesberg and Cradle of Humankind nearby. We offer 1 hour 1.5 hour and 2 hour long trail rides.
For more information on our trail rides and specials, please contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Trail Ride Prices
Pony Rides R200 for 30 minutes (children up to 8 years)
A little ride around the farm accompanied by a groom
R350 per person for 1 hour trail ride
R400 per person for 1.5 hour trail ride
R450 per person for 2 hour trail ride
Relaxing trail rides suitable for beginners or advanced riders, beginners will only be allowed to walk and trot.
R500 per person for ½ hour lesson plus a 1 hour trail ride
Have an instructor teach you the basics before heading out for a relaxing trail ride.
Pre booking and payment essential. We do accept cash or EFT. Cash deposits will have a R60 surcharge to cover the banking fees.
What we require from you for a trail ride:
Date and Time of the trail ride
Number of riders (maximum of 8 at a time or the group will be split)
Your riding experience
Your height and weight so we can choose suitable horses for you (maximum weight limit of 90 kg)
Bookings in advance only: Your booking will only be confirmed once we have received the payment.
Please note if you are late, we will only wait for 15 minutes after your scheduled departure time; after this your booking will be cancelled and not refunded.
All riders are advised to wear long trousers and low-heeled boots or shoes for comfort/safety.
Please be at the yard at least 15 minutes before your riding time as we leave promptly at the allocated time. If you are late the ride will still return at the scheduled time and will be cut short.
If you are more than 15 minutes late then your ride will be cancelled and no refund given.
There is a weight restriction of 90kg and we do need to know your heights, weights and riding experience to select suitable horses for you.
Children can join their parents on the trail ride from 8 years and older.
Our trail ride prices are the same for both adults and children as the horses still do the same work.
We have handlers for the less experienced riders and children that do not wish to ride the horse on their own. Please indicate when booking if you require this service.
A cancellation policy applies – please see below.
Vouchers available on request.
50% of the value of the booking will be forfeited if booking is cancelled within 7 days of event.
75% of the value of the booking will be forfeited if booking is cancelled within 48 hours of event.