Horseback Riding in Killeen

Trail rides and horsemanship sessions in Killeen, TX at Parrie Haynes Ranch Equestrian Center: Come ride with us!

The Parrie Haynes Ranch Equestrian Center is nestled beside the peaceful Lampasas River. Covering approximately 1600 acres of gorgeous Texas Hill Country terrain, there are bountiful animals and flora for the nature lover. West Fort Hood borders the northern side of the facility. Military group looking for an excursion? Mention that you’re active military when booking!

Natural wildlife and native plants dot the trails that meander along rolling native prairies, wild flower laden pastures, cedar and oak trees, and gurgling streams.  This is a heritage ranch with “The Priddy Cabin,” which was built in 1859.  There are some other homes that once were scattered across the ranch. There may only be foundations remaining.  The Parrie Haynes Ranch Equestrian Center Kindly requests that visitors be careful and respect the heritage of the ranch.  Guests can also visit the Parrie Haynes Ranch Museum in the Clubhouse, which they point out is “not big but a labor of love for our history.”

Parrie Haynes is convenient to Austin, about an hour north of central Austin. Overnight camping trips are a blast. Want to schedule a ride with us? Call or TEXT for more information! (512) 213-5667

A great obstacle course is an inviting way for you and your horse to test your skills together! Pictured here is a youth rider and Cocala, our black and white paint mare (SOLD).
March is often an ideal time to visit Parrie Haynes, as the fields are rife with our beautiful state flower: Texas Blue Bonnets.

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