About Mountain Creek Riding Stables

Our goal is simple: to help people experience something new, different, and memorable and have a great time doing so!

 

Mountain Creek Riding Stable has been around for quite some time… over 20 years in fact! Though we started out small, we’ve grown to be the premier horseback riding stable for vacationers in the Poconos. While our goal is simple, the execution is anything but, and our dedicated staff works hard to ensure that everything runs smoothly. From feeding to grooming to training, horses require a great deal of care. However, we at Mountain Creek Stable know that this work pays dividends. Horse people understand that once you fall in love with a horse you’re in love forever. In fact, a good number of the horses we have retired due to old age has been taken home by our staff members!

 

We moved into our current barn in 1993 and has remained there ever since. Our barn has, at maximum, 28 horses at any one time. We ride on the land behind Paradise Stream Resort on a winding trail through the woods that offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, if only for a short while.

 

The stable was owned and operated by Mark Ecker for the majority of the time that it has been in business. When he passed away in late 2016 his sister and brother-in-law took on the business. We look to continue his legacy and honor his memory by providing a great ride to those who might never have been able to experience the fun of horseback riding otherwise.

  • Theresa R.4/30/2020
    5 star rating

    My husband and I were visiting the Poconos and decided to give horseback riding a chance. My second time and husband's first time. This was a 45 min ride for $ 45.00. Called that morning at got an appt. You will need to arrive 30 mins before to check-in. We were assigned our horses and began our ride. I had Rolex he kept stopping to eat. Quickly figured out pull up on Raines. Hubby had William a very calm and chill Horse. You get a little bit of everything. A quick walk through the ravine, up and down some hills. Even a quick trot. Our guides were very helpful with instructions and direction throughout. Def check this place out if you're in the area. Hope this review helped.

  • Erik A.7/30/2019
    5 star rating

    I want to personally thank Mountain Creek Riding Stable. Today we had a group family outing for our young two daughters, our younger son, my wife, and I. We visited to take a tour and ride the horses. Our younger son was too small to ride the big horses but he had a great pony ride. We are extremely pleased and Stephanie and her partner guided us all through a great scenic trail and they were extremely knowledgeable and helped each of us during each part of the ride which was fantastic. Stephanie matched us up with specific horses and they were all great and super friendly.

    We highly recommend a visit! Take your whole family out for a great ride with these talented, friendly, and knowledgeable folks on a great trail. You're bound to have a lot of fun and you will enjoy yourselves tremendously and have a great and memorable experience!

  • Katjulki A.8/30/2018
    5 star rating

    I had the amazing experience of riding at mountain creek!! The lovely ladies that work with these amazing animals are litterally the best! So knowledgeable and helpful! I took riding lessons as a kid but listening to the guides instructions made getting back in the saddle that much easier. You can really tell these people love their jobs and their horses! BIG PLUS they love taking amazing pictures while you’re there, action shots, family shots, apparently they even do wedding and engagement shoots too!! If you want a great Pocono riding experience Mountain Creek is the place to go!

  • Dave F.4/30/2019

    The wife and I came here while doing various other winter vacation activities and we are SO HAPPY that we did. Staff is so friendly and personable. Kudos to our guide Amber and our horses Denver and Timothy. Miss Theresa and Piper were also so helpful. Neither of us had ever ridden a horse before and this was such a great experience.

  • Anais F.3/01/2020

    I had an amazing experience. The guides were welcoming and helpful. The horses are beautiful and well-trained. I had lots of fun for my first experience and would love to do so again!

  • Sarah T.9/30/2020

    We had a great time! My daughter and I are both beginners and had no problems at all. Our guides were very helpful and friendly, the trails were beautiful, and our horses had quite a bit of personality. We saw lots of wildlife along the way including a cute little fawn and many turkeys. It was a great experience--my daughter asked if we could come back again before we even left! Highly recommend!

  • Erica A.4/30/2019

    An amazing time!!! Great staff and great horses. The trail was amazing. Pedro (my horse) and I had an awesome time. He truly showed me the trail his way, lol. I would definitely recommend this site for a great horseback ride!

  • Frankfromaberdeennj9/02/2019
    5 star rating

    Family of 4
    Guide was great ,staff very aware of horse to rider match.
    Festive for Labor Day weekend.
    Would recommend to make reservations.
    Would go again in the future.
    Frank
    Aberdeen New Jersey

  • Theresa r8/19/2019
    5 star rating

    My Husband and I were visiting the Poconos and decided to give horseback riding a chance. My second time and Husbands first time. This was a 45 min ride for $ 45.00. Called that morning at got an appt. You will need to arrive 30 mins before to check in. We were assigned our horses and began our ride. I had Rolex he kept stopping to eat. Quickly figured out pull up on Raines. Hubby had William a very calm and chill Horse. You get a little bit of everything. A quick walk through the ravine, up and down some hills. Even a quick trot. Our guides were very helpful with instructions and direction throughout. Def check this place out if your in the area. Hope this review helped.

  • Erik A7/30/2019
    5 star rating

    I want to personally think Mountain Creek Riding Stable. Today we had a group family outing for our young two daughters, our younger son, my wife and I and we visited to take a tour and ride the horses. Our younger son was too small to ride the big horses but he had a great pony ride.. We are extremely pleased and Stephanie and her partner guided us all through a great scenic trail and they were extremely knowledgeable and helped each of us during each part of the ride which was fantastic. Stephanie matched us up with specific horses and they were all great and super friendly.

    We highly recommend a visit! Take your whole family out for a great ride with these talented, friendly, and knowledgeable folks on a great trail. You're bound to have a lot of fun and you will enjoy yourselves tremendously and have a great and memorable experience!

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