Closing for the season:
At Strawtown Koteewi Park
GUIDED TRAIL RIDESWhether you are by yourself, with your family or part of a group, you will have a great time with us at K-Trails! No experience is necessary for taking one of our guided trail rides. Each trail ride experience begins with an introductory demonstration in our indoor training area on the fundamentals in recreational trail riding. Then all riders will be provided a riding helmet and matched with an appropriate horse for their size (height and weight), physical ability, and riding experience. Each ride leaves the K-Trails facility and follows a beautiful groomed trail through Strawtown Koteewi Park.
Guided trail rides are a 90-minute experience, including instruction, outfitting and the trail ride (approximately 40-45 min’s in the saddle). Longer rides and private family experiences are available at an additional expense. The age requirement for all trail rides is 7 and older and each rider needs to be able to have enough arm strength to handle a horse.
SUNSET RIDESWe think our sunset rides are some of the best rides that we offer. Indiana is known for beautiful sunsets and there is no better way to enjoy one than from the saddle. This spectacular ride puts you out on the trail as the sun sets and you experience the beauty and nature of Strawtown Koteewi Park at the quiet time of the day. You will ride into the corral at dusk and as this is our final ride of the day, you may choose to stay around to help untack the horses, groom and feed them before they are turned out to pasture for the evening. Our sunset rides serve as a perfect “Date Night” for couples of all ages!
PONY RIDESPony rides are a great way to introduce children to horseback riding in a safe, unintimidating environment. These rides are perfect for children who are a little too young or too nervous for full trail rides. They choose the pony they want and parents lead them in K-TRAILS’ special pony ring. Our goal is to make this a fun experience for everyone involved. Children can even pet the pony and take pictures with him too. Your child will remember the name of their pony and this special experience for years!
All pony riders must be at least 30" tall and 2 ½ years of age. Riders must wear a provided helmet and closed-toe shoes. Pony rides are also a real highlight for special needs riders of any age.
BIRTHDAY PARTIESPlan a unique birthday party for your son or daughter. K-TRAILS staff will lead the group on a guided horseback trail ride through beautiful Strawtown Koteewi Park. Tables and chairs are provided free of charge to enjoy any snacks or birthday cake you would like to bring. Parties may be held indoors or out.
Please call 317-770-8835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your special event.
CORPORATE OUTINGS / LARGE GROUPS / FAMILY REUNIONSBring your special group out for a unique western-style experience! Your entire group will experience nature from the back of a horse and return to the stables with many great memories of this shared experience. Each group ride is led by qualified staff members, and all group rides with more than 16 participants will be split into multiple groups.
Based on your goals and budget, K-TRAILS staff is able to host a magical evening of western entertainment, mouth-watering cowboy dining, and a campfire, followed by a s’mores marshmallow roast, for memories not to be forgotten. Group cowboy cookouts are tailored to meet your groups' specific needs.
Please call 317-770-8835 or email email@example.com to book your special event.
CHUCK WAGON DINNER NIGHTSSpecial western style dinner experiences are an option for groups over 10 people. We partner with Big Dogs BBQ in Cicero for these group experiences and trail rides are available before and/or after your dinner. This allows for a memorable visit for families, youth groups, Scout units or an ideal date night for multiple couples.
Chuck Wagon Dinners includes a selection of BBQ meat (pork, chicken or sliced brisket), macaroni & cheese, green beans, a roll and dessert. Iced Tea, Lemonade and Water are also provided.
Please call 317-770-8835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your group dinner.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCESIntroduction to Horses
K-TRAILS offers an introductory experience for youth and adults interested in horseback riding and horse ownership.
Parent / Child Horse Experience
Parents and children will enjoy this hands-on experience with horses. Work with your child in a safe and friendly environment to get basic horse skills and grooming skills.
Animal Tales (Story Time)
A real highlight for families with young children is our “Animal Tales” story time. You select the animal to be highlighted including horses, chickens, rabbits or goats. Stories related to that animal will be read to the group and a coloring or craft activity will be included as well. Then a K-Trails staff member will introduce each child to the animal for an up-close animal encounter.
Instruction for the Girl Scouts Horseback Riding Badge and the Boy Scouts Horsemanship Merit Badge will be offered at KOTEEWI TRAILS on a monthly basis. These programs are excellent introductory programs into horsemanship, horse care, and basic riding techniques.
Please call 317-770-8835 or email email@example.com to learn more about these additional experiences.
HORSE STALLSSpecial attention is being made to accommodate horse owners desiring to camp at White River Campground and bring their own horses to ride at Strawtown Koteewi Park. For a fee, several indoor stalls are being made available to accommodate horse campers during the summer and fall seasons. Horses are not allowed in the White River Campground but horses and their owners will enjoy the beautiful box stalls and pasture at the K-TRAILS facility. Campers also have the option to walk from the campground via the newly installed historic bridges that connect the White River Campground and Strawtown Koteewi Park.
Please call 317-770-8835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a horse stall.
RETAIL STORENo visit to K-Trails is complete without purchasing a souvenir (or three). We have a nice selection of horse related items for purchase including jewelry, stuffed animals, toys, etc. Branded K-Trails t-shirts and hats are also available for purchase. The retail area also features soft drinks, ice cream and candy to please every kid and kid at heart.
RIDING HOLIDAYSInterested in joining us for an exciting equestrian holiday? K-Trails Equestrian Adventures is expanding our offerings and has curated a number of incredible global riding experiences for our customers!
If you are a skilled rider or someone that needs to learn how to canter before going... there is a trip just for you. These adventures are not large group tours but instead offer small intimate riding holidays for 6-8 people max. We can also arrange for the trip to be a private experience for just your family if that’s what you are looking for in a riding holiday.
K-Trails owner John Stewart has traveled to over 40 countries and is savvy when it comes to planning premiere riding vacations. He always seems to know where to find the best local food, great shopping and will assist you in planning additional tour options to maximize your journey abroad. Each of these trips are focused on cultural experiences where John actually knows the local host or guide. As a horseman, John loves to experience other horse cultures and wants to share these adventures with friends.
It’s a big world... saddle up and go see it.
For more information on any of these global adventures, please email email@example.com.
ICELANDIcelandic Horses + Réttir (the country’s annual Sheep Round Up)
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights – 5 days on horseback
MONGOLIAMongol Horse Culture + Hunt with Golden Eagles
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights - 9 days on horseback.
NEW ZEALANDHorsemanship Clinic + Cantering on the Beach
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights – 6 days on horseback including a two-day horsemanship clinic.
PATAGONIACriollo Horses + Gaucho Traditions
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights - 7 days on horseback including some high mountain experiences (not for those with a fear of heights)
ITALY - DOLOMITESEurope's largest high mountain plateau + Rich Cultural Traditions on the back of Haflinger.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights - first night at a Venetian chateau, 6 days on horseback.
Limited to four riders. (extended options include pre/post trip to Rome, Florence, Milan, etc.)
KENYARiding up close to elephant, lion and buffalo, or galloping with wildebeest, giraffe and zebra. This will be the ultimate riding adventure.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights - 9 days on horseback.
INDIAMarwari Horse Culture and Visits to Taj Mahal and other Palaces
Duration 11 days, 10 nights - 8 days on horseback