Winton Woods Riding Center


Horseback Riding Center

The Winton Woods Riding Center (WWRC) is a horseback riding lesson facility for beginners through advanced riders. We are available to teach western, contesting, hunt seat, jumping and dressage styles of riding.

WWRC is a year-round lessons facility with approximately 35 horses, two lighted outdoor arenas, an indoor riding hall and open field-hunter course. A linear horse trail begins and ends at WWRC that measures 2.6 miles (one way). We also offer the Special Rider's Program for other-abled riders, as well as day camps, adult-only lessons, semi-private and private lessons and horse shows.

Phone Number

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday & Saturday
10 a.m.-3 p.m

Online Training
The Special Rider's Program (SRP) and WWRC Staff and VIP online training are now available on the password protected WWRC Staff/VIP ONLY page. Contact the WWRC to get access and password. 

Cancellation Policy
The WWRC, as a department of Great Parks of Hamilton County, has a strict no refunds policy. We do not cancel programs due to weather except in extreme circumstances, in which you will be notified in advance by our office.The Riding Center is equipped with Thorguard, an extreme weather detection system that sounds a siren if strong thunderstorms and/or lightning are heading to our area. If Thorguard sounds a warning, activities will be moved indoors.

Directions and Map

Riding Center Address:
10073 Daly Road
Cincinnati, OH 45231

Mailing Address:
Winton Woods Riding Center
Great Parks of Hamilton County 
10245 Winton Road
Cincinnati, OH 45231

Driving Directions:
Follow I-275 to Exit 39, the Winton Rd. exit. Take Winton Rd. south approximately 3.5 miles. After crossing the lake, take the next street light and turn right onto Southshore Dr., which dead-ends at the Parky’s Farm/WWRC entrance.


Traveling east on the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway, take the Winton Road exit.
Traveling west, take the Galbraith Rd. exit, turning left onto Galbraith and right onto Winton Rd. Follow Winton Rd. north for approximately 3 miles. Turn left onto Southshore Dr., which dead-ends at the Parky’s Farm/WWRC entrance.

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Winter Riding Lessons

The Winton Woods Riding Center's Winter Session of horseback riding lessons  is a seven-week session that runs January 5-February 22, 2015. Students ride one day per week, at a set day and time, for the entire session. Typically, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday/Sunday PM classes are Western Style; and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday/Sunday AM classes are English Style, unless noted otherwise. The cost is $210/student.

For additional information, or to register for the limited number of private or semi-private lessons offered (also in session format), please contact Winton Woods Riding Center.

Each rider must complete and turn in a release form prior to your first horseback riding lesson.

WWRC reserves the right to cancel or combine lessons as needed. Lessons will not be cancelled in the event of snow or rain. In the rare case where road conditions are deemed unsafe for travel by Hamilton County, you will be called and emailed a cancellation notice.

Winter 2015 Group Lesson Schedule

Beginner Classes

Lesson by Level Price Status
ENTRY Western - Monday at 5 p.m. $210 Open
ENTRY English - Tuesday at 5 p.m. $210 Open
ENTRY Western - Wednesday at 5 p.m. $210 Open
ENTRY English - Thursday at 7:30 p.m. $210 Open
ENTRY English - Saturday at 10:15 a.m. $210 Full
ENTRY Western - Saturday at 2 p.m. $210 Open
ENTRY English - Sunday at 10:15 a.m. $210 Open
NOVICE-E WESTERN Monday at 6:15 p.m. $210 Open
NOVICE-E ENGLISH Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. $210 Open
NOVICE-E WESTERN Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. $210 Open
NOVICE-E ENGLISH Thursday at 5 p.m. $210 Open
NOVICE-E ENGLISH Saturday at 11:30 a.m. $210 Open
NOVICE-E WESTERN Saturday at 12:45 p.m. $210 Open
NOVICE-E ENGLISH Sunday at 11:30 a.m. $210 Full
NOVICE-E WESTERN Sunday at 2 p.m. $210 Full
NOVICE WESTERN Monday at 7:30 p.m. $210 Open
NOVICE ENGLISH Tuesday at 5 p.m. $210 Open
NOVICE WESTERN Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. $210 Open
NOVICE ENGLISH Thursday at 6:15 p.m. $210 Open
NOVICE ENGLISH Saturday at 10:15 a.m. $210 Full
NOVICE WESTERN Sunday at 2 p.m. $210 Full
INTRO TO CANTER Eng & West Tuesday 5 p.m. $210 Open
INTRO TO CANTER Eng & West Thursday at 5 p.m. $210 Open
INTRO TO CANTER Eng & West Saturday at 11:30 a.m. $210 Full
ITC/INTER MIX Eng & West Monday 5 p.m. $210 Open
ITC/INTER MIX Eng & West Sunday at 10:15 a.m. $210 Open
INTERMEDIATE Eng & West Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. $210 Open
INTERMEDIATE Eng & West Saturday at 12:45 p.m. $210 Open

Upper Level Flat Classes

Lesson by Discipline Price Status
DRESSAGE Thursday at 7:30 p.m. $210 Open
OPEN PATTERNS Eng & West Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. $210 Full
CONTESTING SKILLS Monday at 6:15 p.m. $210 Open
CONTESTING SKILLS Wednesday at 5 p.m. $210 Open
CONTESTING SKILLS Sunday at 12:45 p.m. $210 Open
CONVERSATION EQUUS Sunday 3:15 p.m. (By Invite Only) $210 Open

Upper Level Jump Classes

Lesson by Jump Level Price Status
GROUND POLES (Inter & UP) Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. $210 Open
GROUND POLES for Cowgirls (Inter & UP) Saturday at 3:15 p.m. $210 Open
GRND POLES/X-RAILS MIX Monday at 7:30 p.m. $210 Open
CROSSRAILS Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. $210 Open
CROSSRAILS Thursday at 6:15 p.m. $210 Open
CROSSRAILS Sunday at 11:30 a.m. $210 Full
PRIX CAPRILLI (Jump/Dressage Combo) Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. $210 Open
NOVICE/INTER JUMP Saturday at 2 p.m. $210 Open
Special Olympics TRAINING (by Invite Only) Price Status
SO WINTER CLASSROOM Saturday 12:30 p.m. $210 Open

Winter Riding Lessons - Register Online



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Horse Camps

The Winton Woods Riding Center offers enjoyable Spring Break and Summer Horse Camp programs for children ages 7–17. Topics covered are all aspects of horse safety, breeds, colors and markings of horses, anatomy of the horse, grooming, tacking and riding. Summer Camp options include two-week, half-day and one-week, full-day camps.

All of our camps are very popular and fill quickly. Book early once registration begins!

Spring Break Horse Camp

Spring Break Horse Camp registration begins January 5, 2015. Cost will be $210 per camper, regardless of which session you chose.

In order to accommodate as many different school spring breaks as possible, two separate camps are being offered this year:

Camp 1: March 31- April 2
Tuesday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Camp 2: April 7-9
Tuesday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.


Summer Day Camps

Summer Camp registration begins February 9, 2015.

Summer Horse Camp options are all one-week, full-day camps. Topics we will cover during camp include all aspects of horse safety, breeds, colors and markings of horses, anatomy of the horse, grooming, tacking and riding. Campers must provide their own bagged lunch each day. All of our camps are very popular, and fill quickly.

The 2015 Summer Horse Camp Fees are $350.00 per camper.

One-Week, All-Day Camps
9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Session 1: June 1 – 5
Session 2: June 8 - 12
Session 3: June 15 - 19
Session 4: June 22 - 26
Session 5: June 29 - July 3
Session 6: July 6 - 10
Session 7: July 13 - 17
Session 8: July 20 - 24
Session 9: July 27 – 31
Advanced Camp*: August 3 - 7

*To qualify for the "Advanced” camp, riders need to have completed at least four WWRC horse Camps previously OR have reached the Novice level or above as WWRC lesson students. For interested campers who are not currently WWRC students, please contact the WWRC for options.

Open Schooling Days

Come experience Open Schooling Days at the Winton Woods Riding Center (WWRC)! We can offer you a very fine facility with various arenas and areas for you to train, or simply pleasure ride, at minimal cost.

We have a large, lit indoor riding arena. Guests are also welcome to use either of our two outdoor arenas, one of which is set up with Stadium jumps. Somewhat unique to our facility is the Hilly Terrain Obstacle Course, which can be used for trail class training or for an adventure, for even the most traveled horse and rider. WWRC also offers our Open Field Jump Course (weather permitting), which enables guests of different levels an exciting challenge as they practice over our Cross Country styled jumps that vary in height from 18" to 2'7". In addition to the many wonderful opportunities available only to guests of our Open Schooling Days, the Riding Center also offers a convenient location for access to the public horse trail at Winton Woods.

Open Schooling Days are offered on dates when no regularly scheduled WWRC lessons will be taking place, which leaves the facility wide open for you, our guests! Pre-registration is available online, or riders can just show up and pay the day-of.

  • April 5, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • May 25, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • July 4, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • September 7, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Group Schooling Information
Interested in reserving the entire facility for your group or club? 2015 Group Schooling Days are being scheduled by request within these specially designated weeks:

  • February 23–March 1
  • May 25–31
  • August 24–30

Please contact us for more information, to schedule your group or for a special group rate. 

Horse Shows

In 2013, Winton Woods Riding Center (WWRC) changed the format of our regular Open Horse Show Series. The new program was tailored to better suit our student body, who ride with us all year. All of the classes will now be judged in-house, by our unbiased instructors.

Outside riders are welcome to come and ride on any show date as true schooling riders. Everyone must meet division guidelines.

WWRC offers five schooling shows to provide our Novice level and above students with the opportunity to compete in their chosen discipline. The Jump Arena will host English Style classes and Ground Poles through 2' divisions. The Flat Arena will be hosting Novice and Open Contesting classes. Points will be accumulated for current students only toward year-end champions in each division. Year-end point standings will be posted in the WWRC barns following each show.

Fees are $9 per class when registration is made at least one week prior to show date. Fees are $10 per class when registration is made less than a week in advance or the day of the show. Student registrations will not be accepted after midnight the Sunday before the show. Register online below for an upcoming show.

The 2015 Schooling Horse Shows will take place on:

  • April 19
  • May 17
  • July 19
  • September 20
  • October 18

Horse shows take place rain or shine. If necessary, classes will move inside to the indoor arena.

Jump Arena - 8 a.m. start

  • Walk/Trot English Division (Classes 1-2)
  • W/T Poles Division (Classes 3-6)
  • Cross-Rails Division (Classes 7-10)
  • 18" Division (Classes 11-15)
  • 2' Division (Classes 16-20)

Field Hunter - Begins immediately after conclusion of Jump Arena
(weather dependent)

  • 18" Division Field Hunter O/F (Class 21)
  • 2' Division Field Hunter O/F (Class 22)

Contesting Arena (PM) – Approximately 12:30 p.m. start

  • Novice Contesters Division (Classes 23, 25, 27)
  • Open Contesters Division (Classes 24, 26, 28)

Special Olympics

The Winton Woods Riding Center (WWRC) Special Olympics program exists to provide year-round training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. WWRC is proud to be the first designated Special Olympics Equestrian Training Facility in Hamilton County, Ohio. In 2009, we hosted Ohio's first ever Special Olympics Statewide Equestrian Invitational, and in 2013, we hosted the first ever Special Olympics Ohio Equestrian State Competition.

The event gives those with disabilities a new confidence through horseback riding and helps them apply that confidence to everyday life. If you would like to join this great cause by donating your time or resources to the Special Olympics training or Special Rider’s Program, please contact us.

SOOH State Competition
In 2013, the annual Special Olympics Ohio (SOOH) Equestrian Invitational show transitioned to a SOOH Equestrian State Competition. Preregistration to compete is required through your local Special Olympics office. Spectators are welcome, at no cost!

Special Olympics Equestrian Local Qualifier
June 14, 2014

Special Olympics Horse Camp
June 24–26, 2014

Special Olympics Ohio State Equestrian Competition
August 15–16, 2014

There are many great hotels within a short drive of the facility. Check out the hotels near I-275 and Winton Rd., near the Cincinnati Mills Mall.

*The Winton Woods Campground can accommodate a variety of guests. Call ahead to make reservations at 513-851-2267.

Campground Rates

Online Campground Reservations

Trail Rides

Group trail rides, which last approximately one hour, are offered Monday through Thursday during the day. They can also be scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays in the evenings. Please call the office for available dates and times. Group trail rides must be reserved at least one week in advance. Full payment is required at the time of reservation.

A minimum of three people is required, with a maximum of 10 people. Our experienced staff of equestrians will escort your group on our beautiful trail through the woods.

Due to the popularity of the program, we strongly encourage you to schedule your ride as far in advance as possible. Reservations are currently being taken for March–November 2014. The cost is $40 per person. Patrons must be at least 7 years old and 48 inches tall. Our current maximum weight limit is 220 pounds (dependent on availability of horses).

If you have pre-scheduled a ride, please bring a completed waiver with you.

Contact the Winton Woods Riding Center to schedule your ride!

Scout Badge Program

The Winton Woods Riding Center (WWRC) offers a Scout Badge Program to all levels of scouts, beginning with age 7 (Brownie, Cub, etc.) through Senior Scout levels. The Scout Badge Program is 1.5 hours long, half of which is a hands-on lecture and the other half focusing on basic riding skills. WWRC can customize the information presented to fit any badge requirements specific to your group.

This program is available for 3–20 participants, Monday through Thursday during the day; as well as Saturday and Sunday in the evenings. The cost is $35 per scout and must be scheduled and paid in-full a minimum of two weeks in advance.

This program is very popular, so we strongly recommend you schedule your group's time as far in advance as possible. Each scout/participant will need to bring a completed and signed waiver.

Please contact us for additional information or to schedule your scout group.