The Green Mountains of Vermont are a popular destination for skiers in the winter months. You can see the ski runs cutting through the trees and winding down the mountainsides as you ride from the Icelandic Horse farm, and you learn more about what locals do year round. The riding trails in the forests serve as paths for snowmobiles in the winter and take you past maple syrup tapping collection. This area of New England often experiences a stunning fall foliage season, when the mountains are ablaze with an array of colors.

  Peak Season

September, October

  Quiet Season

May, June, July , August

  Timezone in Vermont

Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5)

  International Airports

Burlington International Airport (BTV)

Climate in Vermont

The weather is changeable.  Temperatures in May and June are warm and range in the 60’s and 70’s.   Nights are cooler, normally in the 50’s.  July and August are warm and occasionally hot (90’s).  In September and October days are warm, evenings cool, sometimes as low as 30’s or 40’s

  Average Temperature

90s °F » 30s °F

Vermont Travel Tips

It’s best to have your own car for this ride in Vermont. The nearest airport, Burlington, is about an hour away and you can easily rent a car there. The farm where you ride is about a 10 minute drive from your accommodations, and the nearby town is worth a visit not only for dinner on Sunday, but also for shopping and souvenirs.


Enjoy the lush countryside on the Sugarbush Tolt Trek horseback riding vacation in Vermont

Sugarbush Tolt Trek

This relaxing trail ride on Icelandic Horses is a wonderful introduction to the breed. The farm and your host is dedicated to these lovely horses, and you will learn how to ride their special gaits. The trails take you along the dirt roads of farmland, and up steep Vermont mountains through the forests. The inn where you stay is... Read more

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During this last tolt weekend, the horses were absolutely amazing and the other riders were lovely.  All in all, I had a wonderful two days on horseback and enjoyed the countryside.  A simply terrific vacation.  Thank you again for wonderful horses and caring leaders.

Candace Gladston, July 2010

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Vermont and Quebec are not so very far apart, and our two rides in the area share some similarities, but also offer very different experiences. Icelandic Horses in Vermont The riding in Vermont on the Sugarbush Tolt Trek is designed around the Icelandic horse breed, allowing you to learn about and experience their unique characteristics. These horses are wonderful, and it is a perfect opportunity for those who want to experience their distinctive gait, the tolt, for the first time. The riding begins in the arena with instruction of... Read more

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