The Stables at French Lick Resort

Nestled behind West Baden Springs Hotel, The Stables at French Lick Resort is open daily 9am to 4pm and is home to 27 horses who have each been carefully selected and trained by our stables manager for a minimum of two years. Among them are trail horses for the eight miles of scenic horseback riding trails, the resort’s two carriage horses and ponies that provide rides for the little ones. The Stables also features a gift shop with western-style items and souvenirs. Please call (812) 936-5546 to reserve your stables experience.

Please note that overnight guests of French Lick Resort have the exclusive opportunity to reserve activities at The Stables. Guests without room reservations may call up to 14 days in advance to reserve an activity.

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Horse Sense Monday - Thursday through August 19

1pm
The Stables at French Lick Resort • $85
Reservations required. Please call: (812) 936-5546

Saddle up for an equine education! Meet at The Stables to join a guide for a 30-minute class about horses, including a meet-and-greet with a horse and background about grooming and daily care for the animals. Once you know what it takes, put it to the test with a 45-minute trail ride on your horse.

Children must be 8 years of age to ride horses on trail rides.
The Horse Sense class is hands-on experience; to maximize guest interaction, we will limit each class to six people.

Management reserves the right to cancel or modify all promotions and events without notice.

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Private Carriage Rides

Take in the sights of French Lick Resort by daylight or twilight with a private horse-drawn carriage ride. Snuggle close to loved ones for a romantic getaway or evening of family bonding, and enjoy the resort's beauty and iconic landscape while listening to the gentle clip-clop of our carriage horses.

French Lick Springs Hotel:
4pm - 8pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

West Baden Springs Hotel:
4pm - 8pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

Rides last 20-25 minutes. You can reserve your carriage ride by calling (812) 936-5546 from 9am – 4pm. Reservations are available on the half hour. Tickets can be purchased directly from the carriage driver if a ride has not been reserved.

$15 per child • $35 per adult
$75 per family* • $85 extended family rate
*Family is defined as parents and their small children who reside in the same household.

Carriage rides are weather permitting.

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Stables Tours Daily • 10am - 3pm

The Stables at French Lick Resort • $5
Reservations required: (812) 936-5546

For a firsthand glimpse of what life is like in our Stables, we’ll show you the ropes. Stop by The Stables and meet some of our 27 horses, learn about the operations and have any of your questions answered by our Stables staff. Saddle up for a look behind the scenes!

  • Tours are unavailable from noon - 1pm.
  • Management reserves the right to cancel or modify all promotions and events without notice.
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Horseback Riding

Experience the beauty and serenity of southern Indiana while horseback riding through the resort’s eight miles of picturesque trails bordering the Hoosier National Forest. While on horseback, keep an eye out for red-tail hawks, deer, turkeys and other Indiana wildlife. The Stables at French Lick Resort are open 7 days a week.

The Stables at French Lick Resort offers guided trail rides ranging in length from 45 to 90 minutes and pony rides for children under 8 years old. Riders of all skill levels are welcome, and our staff can accommodate guests with special needs. Each guest is matched to a horse that is the best fit for them.

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The Gift Shop at The Stables Daily • 9am – 4pm

The Gift Shop at The Stables offers a variety of horse and Western related merchandise. There’s something for cowboys and cowgirls of all ages—from plush horses of every color and size to bandanas and logoed t-shirts. Other popular items include pictures frames, toys and kids’ cowboy hats. After your trail or pony rides, pick up a souvenir to complete your visit to The Stables at French Lick Resort.

To maximize your Stables experience, we offer these suggestions and guidelines:

  • Please book your stables reservation prior to arrival.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled activities.
  • Late arrivals may experience a reduction in riding time so we can serve all guests in a timely manner.
  • Please make all cancelations at least 24 hours prior to your reservation. Cancelation charges may apply.
  • Silence all electronic devices before your trail ride.
  • Selfie sticks are not permitted on trail ride.
  • All prices and services are subject to change.
  • Please abide by our 260-pound weight limit to avoid injury to horses and guests.