Boarders have access to private, dedicated, equestrian trails maintained by the ranch. The trails wind throughout the ranch and are a wonderful way to relax and escape. 


We offer instruction for all ages and levels in Western horsemanship. With beautiful facilities, an open arena, round pen, and cross country trails we are dedicated to your journey.


At Kiefer Ranch, you’re part of the family! We promote a special sense of community, responsibility, and friendship with frequent riding camps, camping trips, and events.

Heaven’s Gate RV Park & Retreat

Join us at the end of April as we head to Oklahoma!

The Heaven’s Gate RV Park and Retreat is located in Canute, Oklahoma, which is in western Oklahoma near Interstate 40. The park offers RV sites for both short-term and long-term stays, as well as a range of amenities such as 100+ miles of equestrian trails available to ride. Trail access 100 yards from camp. Trail 9 also connects to Cedar Lake Equestrian Trail System.

We are very excited to head out to our first camping trip of the year at the end of April!

Riding a horse on a trail in a group with friends is an activity everyone experience. Not only is it enjoyable, but it also offers many health and mental benefits that you might not have considered.

Horseback riding is a great form of exercise. It might not seem like it at first, but riding a horse can be quite a workout. Horseback riding requires balance, coordination, and core strength, and the activity can burn up to 400 calories per hour. Unlike some other forms of exercise, horseback riding is not monotonous, and it’s easy to get lost in the beauty of the scenery. The physical benefits of horseback riding extend to the mind, too. The sense of control and accomplishment that comes with mastering a new skill is an excellent confidence booster and is a perfect escape from everyday stresses.

Horseback riding is an excellent way to enjoy nature. We are excited to explore North East Oklahoma through the trails –  it’s a unique opportunity to experience the great outdoors in a way that is difficult to replicate otherwise. With the breeze in your hair and the sun on your face, you’ll be able to take in the beauty of the landscape around you without the noise and distractions of modern life. Additionally, you’ll be able to access areas that are otherwise difficult to reach, providing a chance to see wildlife and natural features that are off the beaten path.

Thirdly, horseback riding can provide an immersive cultural experience. Riding a horse has been a part of human history for thousands of years and is still an essential part of the culture and history of many regions. When you ride a horse on a trail, you’re tapping into this rich tradition and gaining a glimpse into the lifestyles of people who have lived on horseback for generations. Furthermore, many trail rides offer opportunities to learn about the history, traditions, and local flora and fauna of the area you are visiting. By immersing yourself in the culture, you will develop a deeper appreciation for the area and its people.

Trail riding is a great way to spend time with loved ones while also enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you’re on a romantic ride with a partner or a family outing with the kids, horseback riding is an activity that everyone can enjoy together. Additionally, it’s an excellent way to get to know new people! Many trail rides cater to groups, offering guided tours with experienced riders who can provide tips and guidance to those who are new to the activity.

Benefits of Boarding Your Horse

The boarding facilities we provide at Kiefer Ranch range from simple pasture boarding to stall boarding.