Live Your Cowboy Dream!
Live Your Cowboy Dream!

Welcome to Cowboy Up! Come join us on the horse trails here in the lush and beautiful Shawnee National Forest! Shawnee has been voted in the top 5 most beautiful places to ride according to Western Horsemen and Trailblazer magazines! 

Horseback riding Hourly is 40.00 per person, Half Day is 120.00 per person, or Full Day for 150.00 per person on our smooth gaited horses!


Horse Rental Trail Rides are available on our gaited Horses, or bring your own Horses and Rent a Guide to help you traverse our Beautiful Horse Trails.

If you'd like to get a Map, trail ride Solo!


Campground bathroom and Shower House Available to All Guests.


Hiking and Biking Trails.


Just a Few Minutes from Garden of the Gods, Bell Smith Springs, and from the Illinois Wine Trail.


Thirty Minutes To Metropolis Illinois; Home of Superman!


Fourty Minutes to Paducah Kentucky and fifteen to Herrin Illinois off Highway 145 in Southern Illinois.




Bear Branch Horse Camp has multiple tie lines, pens, and a large barn with stalls to keep your horses comfortable and close if you decide to bring them with you.

For Camping Information and Horseback Riding Reservations in the Heart of the Great Shawnee National Forest


Please Call or Text 

Lisa Regenberg @ 270-556-0580

Our Horseback Riding Trails are some of the most beautiful trails in the United States. Riding distance from Bear Branch include destinations to Indian Kitchen, Natural Bridge, Owl Bluff, Saltpeter Cave, Secret Canyon, Hayes Canyon, Jackson Hole, Petticoat Juntion, Crow Knob, and Sand Cave.

Riding horses into the Lusk Creek wilderness brings peace to the soul.


Pictured is one of our Destination rides to Saltpeter Cave in the Lusk Creek Wilderness.  You can expect to enjoy a 3-4 hour trip on this journey deep into the forest. 

This could be you perched high on Owl Bluff also located in the Magestic Lusk Creek Wilderness! 


This scenic spot is just about 3 and 1/2 hours ride from Bear Branch and back. 


Pack your lunch and beverages, cans and plastic bottles only.


What we bring into the wilderness, we carry out and dispose of properly. 

Call or text Lisa Regenberg @ 270-556-0580 for horseback riding Reservations within the shaded horse trails and hiking trails amongst the cliffs and bluffs of the stunning Shawnee National Forest. We also offer camping packages for your horseback riding vacation complete with your choice of cabins, RV hookups with electric and sewer, as well as tent camping with available water and electric, or just go primitive! Seperate Men's and Woman's shower house is available for all guests.

If you would like a horseback riding vacation with multiple days riding, we would be happy to give you a package quote. Cabins are available at Bear Branch Horse Camp in the heart of Shawnee National Forest starting at just 49.00 per night up to 72.00 per night for two. Extra folks? Add 12$ per person.  Let us know how long you want to stay and how many in your group, and we will make your reservation! 

Bear Branch Office, Tack, and General Store with available WiFi

Bear Branch Cabins start at only 49.00 per night up to 72.00 per night for two. Extra Adults? Add 12.00 each extra adult. 


Tie lines for horses are located close to most cabins.


Multiple pens and a big barn with stalls are also available.

Cozy cabins with heat, air, and bathrooms to let you rest peacefully before or after a day's ride. 

Plenty of RV camping sites available with water, electric and Sewer. Not a horseback rider? Have a cook out on your site and just watch all the pretty horses come and go. You might enjoy yourself. 








Put your Tent on a water/electric site for 26.00 for two. Just add 6$ per night for each extra adult. 

OR....Pitch your tent and go primitive!

Two people in one unit per site just 12.00 per night around camp pond. 


Men and Women's bath houses are available to all campers and is located across from Bear Branch office. 

We can also host Corporate and Private Parties on Bear Branch camp ground. With a spot for a live band and plenty of yard for a bon-fire, you can make your next large event one that your employees or family will not soon forget! Rent Cabins or Camp sites.. your choice!


We will happily do all day or hourly Horseback rides if your guests are inclined to riding horses, or they may choose to hike the lovely trails using thier own two feet. 

With Plenty of Room for Parking and sleeping, your party will enjoy the exquisite countryside on your next corporate or family getaway!


Text or Call Lisa Regenberg @ 270-556-0580

Quotes for parties over ten may take 24-48 hours for full quote.   

Frick Farm "Horseback Riding in Western Kentucky"  offers Horseback Riding in Benton Kentucky right at the Farm! They can also trailer horses from Frick Farm in Benton Ky. to Land Beween the Lakes for your own personalized Trail Riding experience.  

This is Ginger Frick, owner of Horseback Riding in Western Kentucky. Owner's Mark and Ginger Frick are very family oriented and welcome children to come and visit the horses on the farm in a controlled environment. 


Horseback Riding is done through gently rolling fields and trails leading down into the river bottoms of Marshall County.


Horse Rides start at 25.00 per hour per person, and bringing your kids to ride horses in the round pen with adult supervision is only 10.00 for 1/2 hour per child.


If you plan on camping at Land Between the Lakes, Stop in on Ginger and Check out this beautiful farm.


Contact Ginger Frick @ 270-994-0289 for directions and appointment or find Horseback Riding in Western Kentucky on Facebook and send her a message!

Kids can take a few minutes to enjoy the large pond out back where they can try their hand on the paddleboat after thier horse ride on the horse trails or in the round ring.


The kids pictured are all helpers here at the farm and keep the horses groomed and ready to ride.  

Horseback Riding In Western Kentucky has a stable of 5 horses ready to take you and your friends and family on a smooth and easy jaunt through the countryside. 


Should you choose to take your personal horseback riding trip on the Trails at Land Between the lakes, please schedule one week in advance. Cost is 100.00 per person and horse rides out on the trail are 3-6 hours with plenty of stops to rest and have some snacks. Call or text Ginger Frick @ 270-994-0289 for reservations or message her through Facebook by searching "Horseback Riding in Western Kentucky".

Every year on the First Monday of April, is the "Tater Day" Parade. This small parade in Benton Kentucky is famous for all of it's devoted, yearly horseback riders. There is usually anywhere from 60 to over 100 horse riders in this little Parade. It is quite a sight! 


Frick Farm is well represented every year. If you would like information about the Tater Day celabration, Call or text Ginger Frick @ 270-994-0289. Or message her on Facebook by looking up "Horseback Riding in Western Kentucky" 





Adults and Children will both enjoy a visit to this wonderful homeplace with all the critters to see. Riding a horse into the pond or letting it drink from a cool stream always creates a smile! 





Here, a young man gets a quick bareback lesson from one of the helpers at the farm.

Cowboy Up uses mostly Gaited Horses. They are a bit different from a slower Walk-Trot horse such as a Quarter horse. We use primarily Tennessee Walking horses, who tend to walk a bit faster. This breed is known for it's relaxing Running Walk which is usually quite a bit smoother than a Walk-Trot horse's bumpy jog. Our horses are well behaved and gentle, but they will "giddy up" and move faster if you ask them!

We typically tend to cater to our rider's wishes wether it's picking up the pace and riding bit faster or, just a nice relaxed walk which is a little more condusive to sightseeing in the countryside. We promise you, this will not be the typical "nose to tail" ride where there is only one speed. Our rides will make you smile, and get your heart beating just a bit faster if you'd like!


No matter what your desired speed is, you will laugh and smile on your horse as you traverse the country side and feel the wind on your face! We will also be happy to supply you with saddlebags to carry your drinks, snacks, or personal belongings on your ride. Please check out the rest of our pages for riding destinations and pictures!

Call or Text Lisa Regenberg at 270-556-0580 for riding/camping in Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois


Or Ginger Frick at 270-994-0289
for riding in Benton Kentucky or at Land Between the Lakes. 

Whether you choose Benton Kentucky, Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois, or Wrangler's Camp Trails at Land Between the Lakes, you are sure to have a blast on our gaited horses.



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Cowboy Up Kentucky!
694 Woodville Rd

Kevil, Ky. 42053

Phone: +1 0270 556 0580


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