Welcome to Shelby Ranch!
A 48-acre of pasture and hay-fields surrounding a horse ranch haven nestled in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, where nature’s abundance provides a perfectly refreshing, authentic and peaceful backdrop to our ranch.
Trail Riding Adventure
Horseback forest trail rides in Nova-Scotia! No experience is needed for this 1.5-hour horseback ride! Enjoy the beautiful outdoors as this ride takes you along some of the most beautiful Pictou County forest trails. Book a solo ride, or bring your family and friends!
FAMILY RANCH Adventure
and unlimited Pony Rides!
Yup, we’ve got your back, best parents ever! This Ranch Adventure is packed with fun, cuddly encounters with our furry friends on the petting farm, as well as a mechanical bull challenge! Memories that will last a lifetime!
LIL RANCHER PONY RIDES
Lil Rancher pony rides are for
ages 2 and up!
All pony rides take place in our pony ride corral with an experienced Shelby Ranch Wrangler leading the pony. Riders can freely enjoy their ride, and completely abandon any worries about steering or controlling the pony.
HORSE RIDING School
Adult Riding Lessons
Has learning to ride always been put aside?
Look no further - this is where your lessons begin. Start at any level, with our 1-hour tailor-made lessons in the relaxed environment of an indoor arena, with safe, patient, well-mannered horses and one of our experienced Shelby Ranch wranglers to help you feel comfortable all the way through your progress.
CHILDREN RIDING LESSONS
Our Riding lessons are a hit with kids and teens every time!
Safe and fun-packed 1hour lessons adapted for all children from 2 years and up in the relaxed environment of an indoor arena, with safe, patient, well-mannered horses and one of our experienced Shelby Ranch wranglers. The lessons are always easy-going and fun! Where kids and teens live their equine passion to the fullest!
Learn everything an expert wrangler needs to know!
Come join our herd of horse-lovers, and access our exclusive Shelby’s Ranch online portal. Topics that can be found on the portal include: how to care for a horse, horse behaviour, bonding with a horse... and so much more!
Join in for a ride across the ranch grounds in an authentic horse-pulled wagon!
Take in the scenery, and enjoy a trot-paced tour of our beloved horse haven using the eco-friendliest means of transport ever! Don't forget to treat yourself to a hot apple cider or chocolate at the end of the ride!
RANCH BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Was there ever a better way to make your day really special?
At Shelby’s Ranch, turn your birthday party into one fabulously fun celebration! Pony rides galore, interact with our funny furry friends on the Petting Farm, and challenge yourself on none other than the awesomest Mechanical Bull!