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Top View Riding Ranch

A Western Experience Back East

Call 908-362-1440 or text 862 266 3667


Scenic forest trails that skirt the Paulinskill, family safe horses, and rides to accommodate all experience levels. must be 10 years or older to ride on trail.parents must provide proof of age.under 10 we offer pony lead line. Helmets are required by all riders as of 10/3/21 ( previously only 18 was mandatory)`

36 Hess Rd

Blairstown, NJ US 07825


UPDATE  FOR EVERY 5 RIDERS or more or if there are multiple under 18 year old or multiple beginner riders  an extra guide will be required.If you have riding experience you can ride with up to 4 people in your group with one guide .WE are adjusting our program as we are getting many new and nervous beginner riders. we highly recommend the photo shoot ride or a private ride if you have never ridden before.  photo shoot rides have generally 2 guides and they walk on foot for added safety.This allows kids of all ages to ride with their family without being mixed with another group or leaving or private property so it is in a much more controlled setting .To go out on any of our rides you must be able to understand and follow guides instructions at all time . the half day and full day rides are faster pace in certain areas of the trail the photo shoot , one hour and two hr are strictly walking only. each rider get there own horse we dont allow children to ride on the same horse as the parents. for the latest please like us on FB where you will never miss anything happening here at the ranch. we continue to thank each of you that ride with us ,we couldnt do it without you.

please remember to dress appropriately !  long pants,sneakers or riding boots no open back or open toe shoes will be permitted to ride.

please arrive 20 mins early

remember cash or check at time of payment , card on file was only taken for no shows and cancellation within 24 hrs .we ride rain or shine its up to you to follow forecast . if you dont want to ride in the rain call to reschedule 24 hrs in advance

$50 - 1 Hour Ride             

$90 - 2 Hour Ride       

$130 - Half Day Ride (3 hours of riding time) for experienced riders only
$240 - Full Day Ride (6 hours of riding time)
 for experienced  only

photo shoot rides 1 hour $80 

pony lead lines $40 for 30 mins

20 percent per guide to be paid separately in addition to Top Views  fee

Inquire regarding Photo Shoots, Engagement Rides and Family outings on our private Camping area

We ask that you keep phones/cameras away in a safe place or in your car for the safety of yourself and our horses.Your guide will take many pictures of your guided ride and can send them to your phone before you leave.

We require everyone to understand English  and follow all directions for  your safety.

Everyone must follow guides instructions during entire ride, For everyone's safety guide may turn ride around if riders are not following instructions.

credit card needed to make reservation.Card  only will be charged if you do not call to cancel your ride at least 24 hours before your scheduled ride, entire number  of people in group reservation must show  to avoid card on file from being charged for absent riders. ( this includes 20 percent guide fee)we are a small family owned and ran business if horses are reserved if you do not show up the horses and guides are reserved by you and cant be booked last minute with other riders.

please show up atleast  20 mins early for your ride. please leave plenty of time to allow for traffic and rain delays.

If you arrive more then 20 minutes late you will not be able to complete your ride if it was only scheduled for a one hr time slot. you will still be required to pay full payment.for longer rides late times will be deducted from your ride. ie if you have a ride from 1 pm to 3 pm and you arrive at 3:10 you will ride for 90 minutes. you must allow time to get signed in and helmets on.


Bring cash or check with you  to pay for your ride and to  20 percent fee for each of your guides.  

We ride rain or shine , please keep track of the weather prior to your scheduled ride .

Due to covid we are closed Mondays and Thursdays

WE are doing semi private groups at this time, up to 5 people in a group.If you have come together you can ride together taking out max group sizes of 10 people. if you would like a private ride its an additional $10 per person per hr.      

Important note if your gps says arrived and you see a white barn with a green roof, and you see a sign that says  this is not Top View Riding Ranch, you have not arrived. you are not on Hess road but StoneBridge road. if the sign is on your left ,continue to stop sign make right on Stillwater rd , then make next right onto Hess rd, continue on Hess rd until you arrive at  number 36.

This is very important as during the day we are busy with horses and rides and not always available to answer all phone during the day. 

we want to thank first time and repeat riders for supporting us and coming out with your families to  ride.


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All rides travel along the beautiful Paulinskill Valley Trail. The Full Day Ride stops midway through the ride at the Blairstown Airport for a lunch break. You can pack a lunch or bring money and our experienced trail guides will call ahead for take out at the Local Runway Cafe. Rain or Shine thru the Canopied Trails and experience Natures Beauty at its best!