Come experience some of the best horse trails Wisconsin has to offer. BVR lies in the Wisconsin River Valley in the area known as the Driftless region. This part of Wisconsin is glaciated, being spared by the last great ice age that covered the rest of the state 10,000 years ago. The melting glacier formed the river valley which is over 2 miles wide and is surrounded by steep wooded hills that are filled with wildlife and offers many scenic vistas. Here you can cross natural streams, gallop in the open prairies or simply enjoy a walk in the woods.

See what our guests have to say about our property:

If you haven't experienced Big Valley Ranch - you haven't ridden what I consider to be the best trails in the State! And, the accommodations for the horses are unmatched as well, IMO.
Edie Brogan - Cottage Grove, WI

Thank you and all your helpers and land owners! I had a wonderful time and would come back another time! In Eastern Wisconsin we have flat ground. Riding at Big Vally Ranch was the most challenging terrain that I have encountered since living in Wyoming! The horse pens, camping, and hospitality were great! You all did a great job with your first and second event!
Thanks again - Bev Ellison and the big black horse, Gunther

BVR is perfect for trail rides, clinics, events and horse clubs. We are a reservation only facility. Please contact us to set up a date for your club, organization or personal weekend of trail riding. Check out our events page to find out about current riding opportunities or submit your e-mail information to keep updated on future riding opportunities. We offer clubs and groups event discounts.

Sorry, no horse rentals available at this time.


Amenities for your horse

150 x 300 lighted outdoor arena
Round Pen
70 outdoor paddocks
54 electric sites
5 indoor stalls
Large pasture located in back of the barn house
70+ miles of trails

Required Paperwork

  • Overnight guests and day riders are required to submit our camping/event registration form.
  • All visitors of the ranch are required to fill out a release form.
  • Out of state horses must have current negative coggins and health papers.

*This paperwork is necessary before you can ride the trails.

Related Testimonials

We had a blast and would certainly come back to participate again!

Thanks for organizing such a great ride and outing last weekend. We had a blast and would certainly come back to participate again!

- Ann Ellison

Related FAQ's

Do you offer guided tours and do you have horses for rent?

At this time, BVR does not offer guided tours or horses for rent.