Black Butte Stables

Black Butte Stables has been Central Oregon’s Most Scenic and fun horse riding experience for over 40 years

The Black Butte Stables Experience

Come experience Central Oregon like never before!

We are located at the luxurious Black Butte Ranch. Black Butte Stables offers a variety of horseback trail rides, great for riders of any experience level!

We offer a “Little Buckaroo” for the youngest members of the family (3-6 yr. olds). For riders 7 years old and older we welcome you to join us on adventurous trail rides that wind through the beautiful Aspens, enormous Pines, pristine creeks, and reveal the best of mountain views!

Black Butte Stables is family owned and operated. Horse riding is our passion! We have many horses of all different sizes and breeds to choose from.  The stables breeds horses too, you may have seen the babies around Black Butte Ranch in the spring.

Meet the Wranglers


Katie has been guiding out at Black Butte Stables for 4 years. She grew up in Portland, Oregon, and recently moved to Central Oregon to pursue her passion of horses year-round. She has been riding since she was 5, and riding at Black Butte Stables since she was 7 years old!


McKenzie has been working at Black Butte Stables since June of 2022. She has ridden Western her entire life and did some jumping from ages 3-6. McKenzie starts our colts and young horses for the casual rider, with the goal of helping the horses and humans be on the same page. She says that there is absolutely nothing she loves more than riding deep in the wilderness alone with a horse and her dog Jane. Her favorite part of the job is watching the young horses grow their confidence, their skill sets, and helping them to develop a partnership with humans. In the off-season, you can find McKenzie leading trail rides in the snow!