722 Giant City Rd.
Makanda, Illinois 62958



We are happy to announce that IDNR has notified us that Giant City Stables is now able to offer trail rides, pony rides, and lessons. Therapeutic riding programs offered through Specialized Equine Services are also available. Reservations are strongly recommended for all activities at this time.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Giant City Stables is following COVID-19 guidelines from the State of Illinois.

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Welcome to the web site for Giant City Stables!

Located in the heart of Giant City State Park, just 10 miles south of Rt 13 (Carbondale, IL) on Giant City Road. Giant City Stables offers guided horseback trail rides and for our younger horse lovers, we offer pony rides.

Specialized Equine Services, which operates out of our facilities, offers therapeutic riding for individuals with disabilities from PATH Intl Certified Riding Instructors.

The Stables are open Mid March through Mid November for guided horseback trail rides and open year round for all other activities.

Mastercard & Visa accepted.

Reservations Recommended.

"Sweethearts of the Saddle"

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Annual Gala Benefit Event for Specialized Equine Services featured in the Southern Illinoisian Lifestyle Magazine

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