Traversing a natural expanse on horseback, or out on the trail, is a very intimate and exhilarating way to experience the natural beauty and geography of the land. Their enthusiasm for riding is contagious and inspiring.
The Willamette Coast Ride is a once in a lifetime experience that offers riders a chance to see some of the most beautiful and varied scenery in the Pacific Northwest. We offer this experience for only twelve weeks per year during the months of May through October. This equestrian holiday is a progressive ride that covers terrain in three very distinct environments. Riders will experience the picturesque agricultural land of the Willamette Valley and ride through portions of coastal range mountains – Oregon’s temperate rain-forest and the awe inspiring coast where the majestic Pacific shapes Oregon’s beaches.
Our ride is an intermediate to advanced level ride and the ability to canter is required. We operate under permit by Siuslaw National Forest and are an Equal Opportunity Service Provider.
Justin took his responsibility for our safety on the horses very seriously without inhibiting our sense of freedom and adventure. Lindley thought of every detail with which to pamper us when we arrived in the evening after a day’s ride
My non-rider wife and I stayed at the nearby Allison Inn and Spa, and it alone, would have been worth the trip. She had a great time as well.
The places we stayed were outstanding (best accommodations I have ever had on a ride) and we were taken to special restaurants for dinner. I can’t think of anything that would have made the ride better.
In 2013 the Leahy's purchased Foothills Farm in the beautiful Willamette Valley in Western Oregon where they currently live with their three children. The Willamette Coast Ride was started in 2014. Justin, Lindley and their three kids maintain a herd of about twenty riding horses, a pony, a small band of breeding mares, as well as a small herd of crossbred beef cattle. We feel very grateful to make our home in such a gorgeous part of the country.