Bring Your Own Horse (BYOH)
Location: The Cypress Hills Destination Area
The Cypress Hills Destination Area has a wealth of opportunity for those with their own horses, who would like to head out to explore with four areas where you can BYOH (bring your own horse!)
Cypress Hills – Saskatchewan – Equestrian Camping
Located in the West Block of Cypress Hills Saskatchewan, to get to the equestrian campsite simply drive as you would as if you were heading to Fort Walsh National Historic Site, but instead of making a left down into the site at the end of the paved road, continue straight on over the cattle guard, down Battle Creek Road. Signs will point you in the direction of the Equestrian Campground.
No hay is permitted (to avoid introducing weeds and undesirable plants). Processed feed (cubes) is allowed and is also available at the Ranger Station or bring your own.
For more information or to book a spot online, visit: http://www.saskparks.net/EquestrianCamping
Cypress Hills – Alberta – Equestrian Camping
Before bringing horses onto the Alberta side of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, all equestrian users must have a free Equestrian Trail Use Permit and Parking Pass.
A combination Equestrian Camping and Trail Ride Permit will be issued for the use of the camping facilities. Information and permit applications can be found on the Alberta Parks website: www.albertaparks.ca
Below you will find a pdf brochure with more information or contact: Darwyn.Berndt@gov.ab.ca who heads up their equestrian program.
The Historic Reesor Ranch
In addition to horse rentals for those not already hooked on the equestrian lifestyle, the Historic Reesor Ranch also offers accommodation for both horses and their riders.
Enjoy one of their cozy independent cabins, a night in the Ranch House as part of their Bed and Breakfast, or grab a group of friends and book a slew of rooms in their Old Log Barn! With amazing trails during the day, and a comfy room at night, paired with down home meals at the Ranch House Grill, you get all of the fun and adventure of riding your own horse, without any of the discomfort!
For more information on the Historic Reesor Ranch – visit their website at: http://www.reesorranch.com/
Grasslands National Park
The newest addition to the Park’s many offerings, Horse camping is available at two locations South of the Belza Day Use Area in the West Block, and at the Rock Creek Campground in the East Block. Area includes: information kiosk, horse pens, outhouse, water troughs, and manure receptacle.