**NEW** Wards Falls Trail

Our newest adventure is an 8 km ride along a meandering brook through a wooded trail in Wards Brook valley. Take in the sounds of nature deep in the woods as you follow the mountain river to Wards Falls. This area is rich in geographical and geological significance. The canyon gorge shows rock formations that are evidence of Pangaea and the continental drift, that occurred over 300 million years ago. At the falls we will stop for a break, where you will have a picnic lunch and plenty of time to explore the sights of the waterfall and canyon gorge.

Fee (2.5 – 3 Hours) $150 per person or $130 each for two or more people.


Update: Fall Fun Horse Show

Spirit Reins Ranch in Parrsboro hosted its first light horse show on Saturday, Oct. 18 2014. The show was a great success with people and horses coming from all over to participate in various events which included English flat classes, Western classes, and Barrels and Poles. There was a canteen, music and even a personalized Spirit Reins Ranch cake to celebrate the event!

We would like to thank our many sponsors who made this show possible and so much fun. To see event information, list of winners and even more photos please visit our local news website. Thank you to everyone who entered in the events, stopped by to visit and made our first Fun Horse Show a fantastic success!

Canadian Horse Showcase at Spirit Reins Ranch

On Saturday September 27th 2014 Spirit Reins Ranch hosted their first Canadian Horse show which featured Canada’s national breed in various competitions and events. The public enjoyed watching the many events, touring the barn and interacting with the beautiful Canadian horses at the show. The show was hosted by the Canadian Horse Breeders, Atlantic District and there was a great turn-out with visitors and competitors from all over. For more information and lots of photos check out the show’s write-up in our local newspaper.

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Karen Yorke-Gilbert and her Canadian mare Willow capture the flag at Spirit Reins Ranch Canadian Horse showcase.


Fall Fun Horse Show

Hosted by Spirit Reins Ranch

Saturday October 18th from 8:30am

We are holding our first light horse fun show; there will be some English flat classes, Western classes, and of course Barrels and Poles! Come out and watch the horses and get a delicious snack from our canteen. All ages are welcome!



Trail Riding and Tourism Certification program

In June of 2014 Spirit Reins Ranch owner/operator Karen Yorke-Gilbert attended a pilot program developed by Equine Canada which is the first of its kind in the country. The program’s goal is to create industry standards and best practices for recreational horse-back trail riding and tourism. Twenty-three participants from 8 provinces across Canada attended this 3 day evaluation in order to become certified trail guides and instructors. This fantastic new program took place at Broadleaf Guest Ranch in New Brunswick, and we look forward to attending again in the fall! Please visit Equine Canada for more information on this exciting new program.

High Tides Miniature Horse Show

On June 7th 2014 Spirit Reins ranch hosted the High Tides Miniature Horse show for the first time. The show, run by Dorothy and Billy Best is in its 3rd year and proved to be a great success once again. During the show there were over 35 entries in a wide range of classes such as: obstacle driving course, poles and barrels etc.MiniHorseShow2014

June 7th was also Spirit Reins Ranch Open House day; the public was invited to visit our new facilities and enjoy live music, BBQ and general horsing around.


2014 Summer Horse Camps

Come spend 4 days at the ranch and learn all about horse care, grooming, stable management and have loads of fun horseback riding and playing games! 

See the Horse Camp flyer and Horse Camp Registration forms for details. 

Or call 254-3138 for more info! 

Register early as spaces are limited!

There will be 4 summer horse camps this year
Each camp will be four days starting at 9am – 3pm 

  • Camp 1 : July 8 - 11
  • Camp 2 : July 15- 18
  • Camp 3 : August 5 – 8
  • Camp 4 : August 12  - 15