Winton Woods Riding Center (WWRC) is a year-round horseback riding facility for beginners through advanced riders.
We are mainly a lessons facility, qualified to teach western horsemanship, contesting, natural horsemanship, hunt seat, hunter jump and dressage styles of riding. WWRC offers group, semi-private and private lessons in session format. WWRC guests can also enjoy spring and summer day camps, trail rides, badge programs and horse shows.
The facility also provides access to a scenic, linear horse trail that measures 2.6 miles (one way) for public trail riders to bring their own horses and enjoy.
10073 Daly Road
Cincinnati, OH 45231Get Directions >
Hours: Open daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday & Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lessons are prescheduled and run year-round Monday-Thursday evenings & Saturday/Sunday daytimes.
Trail Rides are prescheduled Saturdays and Sundays at 5:30 p.m., and weekday daytimes as able.
About the Facility
Established in 1954, the Winton Woods Riding Center (WWRC) in Winton Woods has grown into a regionally renowned lessons facility. The facility boasts approximately 40 horses, three barns, two lit outdoor arenas, an indoor riding hall and a cross country style jump field. The facility is staffed by talented, highly-trained employees, as well as more than 100 hard-working volunteers.
The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is a great opportunity for middle and high school students to prepare for collegiate equestrian competitions (IHSA). Since the IEA is structured after the same model as the IHSA program, it gives younger riders a chance to polish their horsemanship and sportsmanship. In IEA there is no need for any rider to own a horse, because competition horses and tack are provided to contestants at each venue. Since the horse is new to the rider, scores are based upon horsemanship and equitation.
The Great Parks Equestrian Team is aimed at Hunt Seat riders in grades 6–12 who have prior riding experience up to walk, trot and group canter on a variety of horses. For more information on the competition season, team try-outs and eligibility, please contact the Winton Woods Riding Center.
Group Trail Rides
$45 per person
Take a guided group ride on a scenic, wooded trail! Groups of 3-10 can hit the trail together during a one-hour ride Saturdays or Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Riders must be at least 7 years old. The current maximum weight limit is 220 pounds (dependent on availability of horses). Reservations are required at least one week in advance, and full payment is required at the time of reservation. To book your group, call 513-931-3057.
Trail Ride & Badge Program Waiver PDF
Designed for children ages 7-17, summer horse camps cover all aspects of horseback riding, including barn safety, breeds, colors and markings, anatomy of the horse, grooming, tacking and riding. All camps are very popular and fill quickly. Registrations accepted on a first-come-first-served basis until camps fill and/or begin.
Registration begins January 8, 2019, online or by calling 513-931-3057.
Horse Camp Release Form PDF
Outside riders and Winton Woods Riding Center (WWRC) novice level and above students can compete in their chosen discipline during five schooling shows. Points are accumulated for students toward year-end champions in each division. Horse shows take place rain or shine and will move to the indoor arena if necessary.
- May 19, 2019
September 15, 2019
October 20, 2019
- $9/class for Winton Woods Riding Center students (must register at least one week prior to show)
- $10/class for outside riders (register the day of the show)
- May 19, 2019
Open Schooling Days
Open schooling days are special days when you can bring your own horse to Winton Woods Riding Center (WWRC). Use the large indoor riding arena, two outdoor arenas (one of which is set up with stadium jumps) or hilly terrain obstacle course, which can be used for trail class training or just for fun. A cross-country style jump field also gives more advanced riders an opportunity to practice jumps that vary in height from 18" to 2'7".
- Easter - Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Memorial Day - Monday, May 27, 2019 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Independence Day - Thursday, July 4, 2019 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Labor Day - Monday, September 2, 2019 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Winton Woods Riding Center (WWRC) offers year-round lessons for riders ages 7 and up. Our instructors are qualified to teach an extremely wide variety of disciplines, starting with beginner English and Western. Lessons are offered for more accomplished riders pursuing western horsemanship, contesting, jumping and dressage. We also teach our own, very effective, style of natural horsemanship.
Lessons, whether group, semi-private or private, are sold in session format. Students ride one day per week, at a set day and time, for the length of the session. Registrations are accepted starting one month in advance of the lesson start date.
Cost (all lessons are sold in sessions)
- 1 hour group lesson: $33
- 1 hour semi-private lesson: $45
- 30 minute private lesson: $45
- 1 hour private lesson: $60
Scout Badge Programs
$35 per person
Bring your scout group out to Winton Woods Riding Center (WWRC) to achieve badges such as Animal Lover, Horse Lover, Horse Fan and the Boy Scout Horsemanship. Special programs can also be tailored to your specific group’s interests and experiences. Programs are for groups of 3-20 scouts, ages 7 and up, and can be scheduled for Saturdays or Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance, and full payment is required at the time of reservation. To book your group, call 513-931-3057.
Trail Ride & Badge Program Waiver PDF
Special Riders & Special Olympics
In addition to mainstream lessons for beginners through advanced riders, Winton Woods Riding Center (WWRC) also offers programming for other-abled riders through our Special Riders program and Special Olympics training program.
WWRC is the only Special Olympics Equestrian training program currently approved in Hamilton County, Ohio. Our Special Olympics program provides year-round training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. We are also the proud host of the Special Olympics Ohio State Equestrian Competition since it was established as an Invitational in 2009.
Special Olympics Equestrian Hamilton County - Local Qualifier
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Special Olympics Ohio - State Equestrian Competition
Saturday, August 17 (begins at 10 a.m.) & Sunday, August 18 (begins at 9 a.m.)