Cypress Trails is open.

Reservations adored. Walk-ups will be accommodated if possible,
but those with reservations will be given priority.
Book online 24/7 or call 281.446.7232 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Join us for our 2018
Spring Break Day Camp

First Trail Ride leaves at 9:00 am, last Trail Ride leaves at 4:30 pm.
We are open 7 days a week, closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Abou -Daroly -Butler

Gold Medalist & International Endurance Champion Cypress Trails owner, Darolyn Butler, welcomes you to come by and ride for one or more hours or book lessons to learn the techniques of endurance riding from the best in the world.

Cypress Trails Equestrian Center is approximately 25 miles north of downtown Houston. This ranch is a 7-day a week trail riding, endurance training, and boarding stable. The property adjoins some of the most scenic and challenging trails in Texas, yet only minutes away from George Bush International Airport (IAH).

Darolyn provides expert consulting services to the backyard horse owner, as well as the multi-million dollar equine facilities. Darolyn has many years of experience to assist with facilities set-up and design, selecting riding equipment, or purchasing the perfect horse for your specific level and use. Finally, she has the expansive industry contacts to assist you in reaching your goals, timely and cost effectively.

Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence

Best Horse Boarders in Houston, TX


  • Tucked away behind Bush Airport, I would have never expected this place to be here. ...It is what you would expect! The thing that makes this place great is the staff that works there is super friendly! Even on the phone I could tell they were going to be very nice/helpful when we got there. I scored some major boyfriend points, the service was great, the horses were beautiful... I was a happy camper.

    Wahab A. - Houston, TX
  • My boyfriend and I are currently active duty; I'm stationed in WA and he's in New Jersey so we planned a trip to Houston, TX while we were on leave and I had the bright idea of going horseback riding. ... My boyfriend and I had a blast and said we would love to come back and ride with them again. I would recommend ... Cypress Trails if you plan a trip to Houston.

    Jaki J. - King, WA
  • For my gf's 25th birthday I wanted to do something special for her.  She had been saying for a long time that she loves horses and recently, while at the renaissance festival I realized that she REALLY loves horses. I was really scared at first ... but by the end I was in control. It was a blast! Overall, they give you good tips for beginners and it was fun experience.

    David N. - Houston
  • My girlfriend and I had a blast. We did a two-hour ride and we were the only ones in that time slot. Our guide was David and he showed us the ropes really effectively. ... My g/f and I were extremely pleased with the whole experience, and we plan on telling everyone that they should go there. The horses were healthy and strong too.

    Captain A. - Houston, TX
  • I had a great ride with Laura and Kari. Although it was humid, and some trails we inaccessible due to flooding, I had an awesome time. They make sure to adjust to your skill level and follow safety procedures. They were a great pair to ride with, hilarious and personable. ... The prices are reasonable and I'm so glad I went through with it!

    Mariel M. - Newark, DE
  • My daughter, her sister and I went to Cypress Trails today for a four hour lunch ride. My daughter was scared after being on the horse for a few minutes and decided not to ride. They led her back to the ranch and even drove her over to the restaurant to meet us for lunch ... Thank you Cypress Trails!

    Anonymous Crosby, TX
  • I love this place! Everything about is good... All the rangers that take you out on the beautiful trails are awesome. They ask you how much you know so don't worry whether you are a pro or a beginner this is a great place to go ride. I purchased a block of lessons and use them when I want to.

    Roxanne S. - Spring, TX
  • I tried Cypress Trails over the summer and thoroughly enjoyed my experience!  Although it was hot, we were taken on highly shaded trails that kept us and the horses cool.  I never knew there were so many trails out there!  I definitely plan to go back.

    Amanda K. - Houston, TX
  • I began riding here last Christmas and I had a blast! ... I'm hoping to go on to big things in the endurance riding world! Thanks Darolyn for everything! We are all like family out at cypress trails and all hope you come out to visit us one day!

    Mia Bella G. - Houston, TX
  • It was my first time visiting Cypress Trails.  Great ranch. The horses looked well taken care of. The people around knew what to do, whether it is cleaning up, getting the horses ready, getting the riders ready, greeting them after the ride, etc. ... Definitely a place to visit if you are looking for trail rides, or training to be better rider.

    Ina T. - Laguana Niguel, CA



Our ranch is a wonderful place to board your horse with clean stalls, safe paddocks and turnouts and quality feed and hay. Our super staff provide the finest care 24/7.  Ride our many scenic park trails every day of the week.


Darolyn and her family offer their national and world-class endurance horses for both pleasure trail riding and competitive endurance riding instruction. Ride for an hour, or two … Join in an extended lunch ride or book us for the entire day.


Plan your next birthday, holiday party, reunion, festival, wedding, corporate gathering or special event with us. You are welcome to bring your own food and cook using our grill and other facilities, or let us arrange for your event to be catered.


Natural Horse Training and Horseback Riding Lessons are are offered in a private or group class. No ring work here unless you insist. Let’s hit the trail, as riders learn by doing while experiencing primitive trails and enjoying the forest scenery.

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