First horse riding club opened in Kyogoku Town

Enjoying the view of Mount Yotei while horse trekking

“Horse Back Country”, the first horse riding club in the town of Kyogoku, close to the Niseko area, opened in June. Many people are enjoying the chance to spend time with horses amidst the beautiful backdrop of nature here.

An approximately eight hector large ranch located about three kilometers east from the center of Kyogoku is home to five riding horses of breads including Dosanko. Visitors can go “horse trekking” here while taking in the view of Mount Yotei.
The owner (44) says she first had her eyes opened to the joy of horse riding when she tried a horse riding club in Tokyo while working there in her twenties. Ever since, working at a horse riding club in eastern Hokkaido during the summer became a yearly custom for her. When she decided to create her own club and started looking for the perfect spot, she fell in love with the grandeur of Mount Yotei and decided to launch her club in Kyogoku.
“I want everyone who comes here to feel soothed by the healing effect of horses and Mount Yotei,” she said. One party of up to two people is allowed to ride horses at a time. The price is 10,000 yen per hour. The club has no regularly scheduled closed days. The website is


Horse Back Country