Horseback Ride FAQs

Please review the FAQs below. If you still have questions, please contact us for more information.

All riders are required to complete an insurance waiver form prior to the start of their ride. Adults who wish not to use a helmet must also complete the helmet waiver form. Please download the waiver forms and bring the completed forms with you to your ride.

 

What if it rains?

Just like the brave soldiers who fought here, we ride rain or shine. However, in cases of extreme weather (lightening, excessive heat, etc.) that poses a health and safety threat to our guests, staff or animals, we may need to cancel the rides with little or no notice.

• When we do need to cancel due to weather we will attempt to contact you via email, text or phone call using the information you  provided at the time of purchase.

• We make every attempt to update our website to list any last minute cancellations.

• If we cancel your ride due to weather we will automatically refund your full tour price.

Are there any restrictions on who can ride?

Although we know people of all ages and sizes enjoy riding, insurance restrictions require us to impose the following limitations:

  • AGE: All riders must be age 8 and older
  • WEIGHT: All riders must weigh under 250 pounds
  • HEALTH: Reasonable good health and ability to mount a horse are required
  • ATTIRE: Close-toed shoes are required. Long pants are recommended

All riders are required to complete an insurance waiver form prior to the start of their ride. Adults who wish not to use a helmet must also complete the helmet waiver form. Please download the waiver forms and bring the completed forms with you to your ride.

Can we ride double?

No. We are required to maintain a one horse to one rider ratio. Even though you may see some pictures like these, the current restrictions from our insurance carrier is that no one may ride double.

Do I need to know how to ride?

No. There is no experience necessary. This ride is appropriate for novice riders or experienced ones.

Do I need to wear a helmet?

Helmets are mandatory safety equipment for riders ages 8 to 17.

  • Riders over the age of 18 may sign a waiver if they do not wish to wear a helmet.
  • Helmets are provided by Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

Please download the waiver forms and bring the completed forms with you to your ride.

Does someone ride with us?

Yes. Our staff are all experienced riders and accompany you on the trail. There is no place else we would rather be than on horseback in Gettysburg – we are glad you can join us. For those guests that are age 15 and below, you must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

Is it appropriate to tip the outriders?

We work very hard to provide exceptional service to our guests; Tipping is not expected or required, but it is certainly appreciated.

Is this a historical tour?

Historical tours can only be provided by a licensed battlefield guide. Only the Licensed Battlefield Guide Tour is a historical tour. The tours that indicate they are Licensed Battlefield Guide Tour will have one of the Gettysburg National Military Park’s guides with us. However, we are happy to announce that beginning this season we will have a recorded narration available on every tour that goes out – both the horseback rides and the carriage tours. Either way you choose to see the Gettysburg Battlefield, you will have an experience to remember.

What should I wear?

Long pants and close-toed shoes are required to ride. Helmets are required for riders age 8 to 17. Riders age 18 and older may decline a helmet with waiver.

What is your cancellation policy?

Refund amounts are based on the number of days prior to your schedule tour the cancellation is made.

  • More than 15 days: Cancellations made greater than 15 days out from the scheduled tour will be refunded at 90% of the purchase price.
  • 15 days – 2 days:  Tours canceled less than 15 days but greater than 48 hours from the scheduled tour will be refunded at 50% of the purchase price.
  • Less than 2-days:  Tours canceled less than 48 hours from the scheduled tour will be charged the full purchase price.

Emergency phone number for day of event special circumstances: (717) 476-7428

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