Horse Back Riding

One fun and adventurous way to enjoy the mountains is to go horseback riding. There are many area stables in the High Country that offer guided trail rides, as well as many trails in general that equestrian enthusiasts of all kind will enjoy.

New River Ranch

New River Ranch

New River Ranch and Stables offers classical teaching and training with indoor and outdoor rings. Located in Boone.
Location: Boone, NC
Phone: 828-264-6782
THE SADDLE CLUB AT THE LODGES AT EAGLES NEST

THE SADDLE CLUB AT THE LODGES AT EAGLES NEST

The Saddle Club at The Lodges at Eagles Nest offers riders of all ages and skill levels the ability to compete and participate in all aspects of the sport. Set within a magnificent 500+ acre nature preserve along a private section of our mountain, the equestrian center provides the most comprehensive year round facilities for the complete care and housing of your horses.
Location: Banner Elk, NC
Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve

Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve

For over 80 years, Home of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show, America's oldest continuous running horse show, held July & August each year. Located adjacent to Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and has easy access to 26 miles of carriage trails. Nightly horse boarding with 430 permanent stalls. Open May 1 to Nov 1.
Location: Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Phone: 828-295-4700
Chadi Farm

Chadi Farm

If you are looking for more than a ride, Chadi Farm is your best bet in the High Country. All of our trails are privately located on the family homestead and offer terrain for all levels from the beginner to the advanced. Chadi Farm is an operating paint horse farm with newborns and much more to visit. We have Belgian draft horses, carriages and an 18th century style farm. We invite you to join us. Reservations are necessary. We cater to your family.
Location: Valle Crucis, North Carolina
Phone: 828-963-5399
Dutch Creek Trails

Dutch Creek Trails

Enjoy wooded trails, old farm fields, views of the valley surrounded by beautiful blue mountains, and southern hospitality. Whether you are an experienced cowboy or a little green, our skilled staff and gentle horses make for a pleasant visit.
Location: Valle Crucis, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 297-7117
Banner Elk Stables

Banner Elk Stables

Come take a memorable high mountain trail ride in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the flanks of scenic Beech Mountain. Enjoy nature's beauty and often the wildlife that inhabit these mountains all on horseback. It's a beautiful ride anytime of the year. With our large stable of horses we're sure we have just the right horse for your riding ability, even if you have never ridden before. Bring the kids, we have a few of our own and we strive to make each experience safe and fun for everyone! Our family-oriented trips make great outings for church groups and other organizations as well as individuals.
Location: Banner Elk, NC
Phone: 828-898-5424
Horse Boarding - Overnight - Blowing Rock Equestrain Preserve

Horse Boarding - Overnight - Blowing Rock Equestrain Preserve

Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve offers full board in our 36 stall primary barn. All stalls are 12 X 12, and bedded with generous amounts of fresh pine shavings. Stalls and water buckets are cleaned daily. We have nearly 10 acres of pasture for romping or grazing. Fencing is a wooden split-rail, reinforced by electric webbing.
Location: Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Phone: 828-295-4700
Yonahlossee Resort Saddle Club

Yonahlossee Resort Saddle Club

The equestrian center at Yonahlossee offers the finest horse boarding and riding instruction in the High Country. Whether you are just visiting our area or are looking for a permanent home for your horse, Yonahlossee Saddle Club is the place to be. Barn manager and head trainer Tempe Hickman and her accomplished staff are available to assist both the beginning level rider and the more accomplished equestrian with all their riding needs.
Location: Boone, NC
Phone: 828-963-6400
Toll Free: 800-962-1986
Horse Boarding - Overnight - Other

Horse Boarding - Overnight - Other

Website of Horse and Travel providing their links to Overnight Stable options.
Location: North Carolina
Celtic Unicorn Stables

Celtic Unicorn Stables

Horse trail rides are being offered on our beautiful Blue Ridge mountain trails and bridle paths (even with a Grandfather view) and kilted staff will be on hand to meet your North Carolina horseback riding needs. Natural horsemanship practices promote fundamental understanding between horses and riders.
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: 828-963-7856