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.
For people seeking a more private and intimate trail ride, Valle Crucis Farm has trails that are all privately located on the family homestead in Valle Crucis. There are a variety of different trails that riders of all levels will certainly enjoy. Valle Crucis Farm also offers horse drawn carriage rides, hayrides in the fall, and horse drawn sleigh rides in the winter. This place is truly one of a kind! Visit their website at: www.VCFarm.com
The Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve is home to America’s oldest continuous running horse show held in July and August of each year. The preserve is adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and has access to over 26 miles of fun trails. The preserve has cabin rentals, camping, as well as horse boarding and guided horseback trail rides.
The Equestrian Center at Yonahlossee is known as the finest horse boarding and riding instruction in the High Country. The Saddle Club accommodates both visitors and residents of the resort with lessons and boarding options.
When in the mountains, horseback riding is a great way to enjoy the fresh air of the mountains and see beautiful sights that might not be accessible by a car. We are sure you will enjoy your experience.