Heritage Hills Horseback Riding is located 15 miles west of Marquette,
and south of Highway US-41 & M-28 in the north central Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Six years ago Heritage Hills Horseback Riding settled within the old caving grounds area between Ishpeming and Negaunee on part of the original Wawonowin Country Club. As we built our business and developed our riding trails we discovered what a historical treasure we have tucked among these hills! We take our riders over the old greens and tee boxes of the original golf course, but also near the remnants of old mines, and homesteads of our descendants. We travel on old roads and railroad grades that those folks used everyday, and trek right by 2 popular ski jumps of the early 1900’s - Jackson Ski Jump and Brass Wire. We’ll often roam around near the old horse race track once called Union Park too.
Our customers not only get a historical flashback, but they also experience - close up and in person - the beauty of our Upper Peninsula woodlands from the back of their warm and gentle mount, hearing only the steady rhythm of their hoofs with every stride. We’ll often pass deer grazing or resting under trees, and our group of riders will rarely disturb them.
Horses have long been known for being ‘good for the soul’ as the famous quote credited to Winston Churchill, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Most people who’ve spent time with horses know and love this aspect about our equine friends.
Heritage Hills is part of the EAGALA Network of more than 4,400 Mental Health Professionals and Equine Specialists in 50 Countries. EAGALA professionals are trained and credentialed to offer The EAGALA Model exclusively to their clients. Horses are uniquely sensitive to the feelings of those around them and respond in ways which reflect aspects of ourselves and our relationships. The EAGALA Model is an innovative, ethical set of best practices that builds on the human/horse connection to help people learn more about themselves to use that learning to change their lives.
• We will set aside 2 days weekly for regular EAP therapy sessions.
• Trail rides will be tailored towards small, private, customized rides by appointment.
• We’ll continue with our community school classes, and other school, 4-H, and organized group ‘Learning and Riding’ sessions.
• We’ll EXPAND our very popular summer camp for kids!
* In Ishpeming, turn south off US HWY 41 onto Malton Road.
Stay tuned for our new schedule and/or stay posted to our Facebook page for all happenings at Heritage Hills!
from US-41 & M-28 in Ishpeming, MI
(Malton Road runs between Teal Lake Medical Center and Good News Assembly of God church.)
* You'll cross a railroad track and be on a newly paved road.
* Keep going and you will see our sign on the left and you are there!
* Address is 300 Malton Road, Ishpeming.
For reservations or information, phone 906-361-TROT (8768).
Owners: Joni and Phil Gleason
All riding is done at your own risk.
Before riding, all riders will need to read and sign a waiver holding Heritage Hills Horseback Riding, LLC. harmless.
** Prices subject to change without notice
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