2019 & 2020

New Tack & Horse Sale - Saturday, May 9th, 2020


New Tack will be sold at 11:00 a.m. and Horses at 2:00 p.m.

Concession Stand will be open with some great tasting food and drink.

Ranch, Trail & Gaited Horses will be for sale!

 We are accepting consignment horses to sale also.

 Out of state horses must have current

Coggins & Health Certificate to enter sale.

 Your horse must be in good physical

condition to sell it here.

Contact Kris Smith @ (814) 229-3290

  1 Change this year:  We are now opening up Exhibitor Spaces under

closed in area plus a space for Trailer Sales etc.!!!  Call Ray for pricing:

                                                                                                                                (814) 229-0037


2019 - 2020 Cook Forest Trail Ride Event Dates

On the "Event Dates" you can ride on your own on the trails

with your own horse or go with the group guided ride.

During events in 2019 - 2020 there's an additional charge (unless noted) for these extra's: 

Water & Electric Hook-Ups $8.00 per night, Tie Stalls $8.00 per night,

Box Stalls or Covered Livestock Panels $16.00 per night with minimum of each rides length.

(at least 4 nights stay) 1 horse only in each Panel or Stall.

Be sure to see Terrie in the office to pay and sign release forms before parking. 

She is normally in the office between 9 am and 5 pm.

When putting up picket lines do not place buckets near the bark of tree nor

tie your horse near where they can reach a tree and damage the bark.

(We have color coded trail maps for your usage and also an App for your cell phone)



May 13-17, 2019 Spring Ride 

The May Spring Ride is a wonderful time to come and enjoy the fresh mountain air amid

natures beauty.  The woodlands are so lush and green.  It truly is a vacation to remember.

  Also includes:  Up to 4 nights camping, Free Guide Service, (Thursday - Sunday). 

We will offer a Buffet Supper 5:00 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Thursday we will have BINGO!   Champion receives $50.00 in Trail Ride Bucks!

We are having a Tack Auction with all NEW Merchandise for sale

Friday evening from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 

Saturday evening we are having Ranch Sorting for beginners

and also for advanced riders with JACK POT!

Sunday Morning 8 am Church Service at the mess hall.


You can ride the trails on your own with a map and app for your phone or

go with the guides which leave daily at 9:30 am from camp. 


Price is only $99.00 per adult. $20.00 nonrefundable deposit due

at time of reservation. Something New.....Daily Rate $49.00 per person. 


Children 5 and under are FREE, Ages 6-10 are 1/2 price and Ages 11-13 are 25% discount. 






Cowboy Week Ride June 14-20, 2020


Sunday 8 am church services with Evangelist, Michael Smith

    Breakfast, Packed Lunch & Supper (Monday - Friday)

Includes:  6 nights 14-19th / 7 days 14-20th Camping,

Welcome Picnic & Moore Brothers Band Sunday starting at 5:00 pm.        

     Breakfast, Packed Lunch & Supper Buffet Monday - Friday

You can utilize our Free Guide Service to explore the numerous trails or take a

map with you and venture out on your own.  We also have a phone app. 


For entertainment, enjoy Campfire Cooking with Dee Dee McNabb,

Mechanical Bull Riding, Judged Cattle DriveTrent McNabb  will be doing a

Roping Clinic, Ranch Sorting, Tack Auction, Horseshoes, Volleyball,

Josh & Austin Lyons will be judging the Cowboy Obstacle Race

                                   Free Demonstrations by Austin & Josh Lyons and Ken McNabb

                                       We are so happy to have the opportunity to

showcase them with their amazing abilities in training horses.  


Price is $379.00 per adult for the week.  

Childrens discounted rates apply for this ride also.  (see May above)

$50.00 nonrefundable deposit per adult is required. 

Please send in your reservations now.


This ride is limited to 150 customers.

This is the only package available during this time slot. No visitors nor daily rates available.  Space is saved for our customers paying for the whole week ride.  Thanks for your understanding.    




Wow What a deal!!!


Ken, Trent, Austin & Josh will also be doing private sessions for an

additional  fee if you desire more individualized instruction. 


Send in your $50.00 nonrefundable deposit per adult to make reservations for this ride now!!    Last year all of the box stalls and livestock panels were reserved by the end of February.  So make your reservations EARLY.  I already have 40 reservations for June 2020 as of July 10, 2019.
















August 9 - 10, 2019 Scavenger Hunt


 Friday evening Ranch Sorting, Saturday August 10 Scavenger Hunt Race,

Saturday 1/2 Chicken Bar-b-que Dinner  

Many Prizes Given:  1st place....$800.00 Saddle. 

Cost of Race Only.....$29.00, Cost of Chicken Bar-b-que Dinner - $16.00.

Cost of Ranch Sorting - $25.00 per person.    

OR A GREAT PACKAGE DEAL!!!  2 NIGHTS CAMPING with Water/Electric Hookup Included

You can Picket Line your horse at no extra charge, RANCH SORTING,





Send in your nonrefundable deposit of $20.00 per person today!






Labor Day Weekend Ride with Food Included

August 29 - September 2, 2019


Includes 4 nights camping, Free Guide Service Thursday through Monday,

Sunday morning church service, Buffet Supper Thursday through Saturday,

Thursday - Bingo (saddle grand prize), Friday - Tack Auction, Saturday - Ranch Sorting for

beginner and advanced riders. 

Price $99.00 per adult.  Children's Discounted rates apply during this ride.


                                                                              Send in your nonrefundable deposit of $20.00 per person today!





The Best Of America By Horseback with Tom Seay

September 17 - 22, 2019



2019 The Best of America By Horseback with Tom Seay!!!!  September 17-22, 2019 is the event date.  Mark these days on your calender so you don't miss out.  Package includes 6 days camping, water & electric free, 4 buffet suppers, (Wed. - Saturday), Cattle Sorting, Moore Brothers Live Band, Cast Iron Cooking lunch on one of the daily trail rides, Campfire cooking seminar in camp, Tack Auction, Trail riding with Tom & Pat Seay, Church Service on Sunday led by Tom Seay.  Total package cost $199.00 with $25.00 per person nonrefundable deposit due to hold your place.  The ride is limited to 150 people and will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis. 

MAKE RESERVATIONS WITH TOM SEAY FOR THIS EVENT AND SEND HIM YOUR $25.00 DEPOSIT.  Tom Seay, 17275 Germanna Hwy., Culpeper, VA  22701 / (540) 829-9555

Tom Seay says  "Recently Pat and I were guest speakers in Pennsylvania.  It was a rare occasion that Pat and I were able to ride alone and together.  I can't remember anytime in the past 50 years I have ridden I have enjoyed more than this particular  ride.  We crossed the Clarion River and rode up through some of the most beautiful woodlands I have ever ridden.    We returned and visited with our friend for many years; Ray Smith, and arranged a special trail ride in 2019 on September 17-22, 2019 when we will return to Cook Forest Trail Ride to share this beautiful place with you".




Extras Available are: 

Rental horses are available this time of year. Rental horses must be kept together and not mixed with customer horses.  Tie Stalls and Box Stalls and Livestock Panels with Roof are available for rent.  Cabins with and without bathrooms are available to rent also.  3 Deluxe and 2 Primitive with no bathrooom; all have electricity, heater and fan.  Deluxe also has air conditioning and bedding and bathroom with shower, sink, comode.  Pictures are available online. 




Fall Foliage Ride October 2-6, 2019


Come and enjoy the beautiful leaves in a wide array of colors while riding our 200 miles of majestic scenic trails.  

Includes 4 nights camping, Free Guide Service Thursday through Sunday, Sunday morning church service, Buffet supper Thursday,  

Friday and Saturday, Thursday Ranch Sorting for beginner or advanced rider, Friday - Tack Auction, Saturday - Live Band

and Costume Party.  It is so fun to see how the campers have decorated their sites for halloween and

dressed up in cleverly designed costumes.  It's a blast so don't miss out!  Price $99.00 per adult.  Children's rates

apply during this event.  Daily rate $49.00 per person.


Send in your nonrefundable $20.00 per person deposit today!!!






We appreciate your business.



Prices & information subject to change without notice.

We now accept VISA and MasterCard.

Cash (US currency), bank cashiers check, or postal money order preferred for payment. Personal checks are also accepted.

Cancellation Policy: The amount you pay is non-refundable and non-transferrable unless cancelled two weeks prior to the scheduled ride date. Those who need to cancel and have given proper notice will receive deposit refund minus the $20.00 per person reservation fee (or $50.00 June Ride reservation fee). Not applicable to stall rentals, horse rentals nor cabin rental deposits. If you do cancel these, we will try to rent them to someone else. If we are successful we will in turn give you your deposit back on these as well. Thank you.


Experienced riders: bring your own horse to our offiical trailride for an experience you will never forget!
(For experienced riders with their own horse)
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Dude Ranch

Come be a cowboy and enjoy horseback riding, homemade food and rustic accomodations.
(For novice or experienced riders with one of our rental horses)
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Horse Camping

Interested in horse camping?  Come stay with us on our spacious campground!
(For those wishing to camp with their own horse)
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