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Horseback Riding

Saddle Up in the High Country!

 

The Boone Area is nothing less than one of the best equestrian travel destinations in the South-with diverse area stables, riding programs, and miles of nationally significant bridle trails on the spectacular Blue Ridge Parkway, the nation's most visited unit of the National Park System.

For 100 years, the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show has attracted horse enthusiasts from around the United States and the world. With hunter/jumper and saddlebred divisions, and events from June into early August, this classic annual destination event revels in the cool summer climate of the Boone Area. It also reflects the more than century-long tradition of upscale summer travel to the High Country. Part of the appeal is the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve, a full service facility for visiting riders and their mounts.

Whether you visit and board your horse for a week, a season, or trailer in for the day, mile-after-mile of scenic carriage and equestrian trails wander through the the Blue Ridge Parkway's Moses Cone Park, one of the East's top recreational riding experiences. These gradual trails wind through the whispering cool of towering forests to quiet lakes and distant vistas from lofty meadows.

For the most casual or vacation riders, there are also a number of stables in the area that provide rental mounts and offer guided rides. Check out the options below and get ready to ride...

 

 

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Boone

Appalachians by Horseback offers private, guided trail rides through the Appalachian Mountains in Boone, Blowing Rock, NC and .. more

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Banner Elk

Open year round, Banner Elk Stables offers horseback riding for the entire family year round. Take a memorable high mountain .. more

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Sugar Grove

Guided Horseback Rides. 1 hour/2 hour Trail Rides. Special treat of Cowboy Poetry. Enjoy your Birthday Party or Family Gathering .. more

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Foscoe

Grandfather Stables is family owned in a beautiful mountain valley. Services offered include boarding, natural horsemanship .. more

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Boone

Rising Star Equestrian Center is a full service facility, offering boarding, lessons, trail riding, camps, leasing, and sales. .. more

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Blowing Rock

Enjoy seeing the mountains of North Carolina like never before! VX3 Trail Rides offers customized horseback riding with .. more

 

Featured Events

May 26

Art in the Park

5/26/18
Art in the Park was created in 1962 by a handful of area artists and craftspeople to showcase local talent; it'€s now… more
May 26

David Holt and The Lightning Bolts at

5/26/18
Performances at Noon and 3 p.m. David Holt and the Lightning Bolts enlivens old-time music with a new time jolt.… more
May 26

Mountain Home Music Memorial Day Salute

5/26/18
Kicking off the summer with Joe Shannon's Mountainhome Music's Memorial Day Weekend Concert is a tradition in the… more
Jun 15

Doc Watson Day Concert

6/15/18
The Jones House and the Town of Boone celebrate Doc Watson Day with a free concert dedicated to his memory. Every… more
Jun 24

Singing on the Mountain

6/24/18
The all-day gospel sing and fellowship returns to MacRae Meadows at Grandfather Mountain for its 94th year. A dozen top… more
Jul 04

Boone 4th of July Parade

7/4/18
The Downtown Boone annual 4th of July parade travels east on King Street, starting at the intersection with Poplar… more
Jul 04

Fireworks Extravaganza

7/4/18
Enjoy the most spectacular fireworks show in the High Country! It's one of the most popular events in the mountains.… more
Jul 04

Town of Boone Fireworks

7/4/18
Join in the festivities at Clawson/Burnley Park at 355 Hunting Hills Lane (off State Farm Rd.) starting with DJ music… more
Jul 12

63rd Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

7/12/18 – 7/15/18
Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes, delicate dancers, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting make… more
Jul 21

K-9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs

7/21/18 – 7/29/18
These incredible dogs have delighted audiences nationwide at half-time shows and on television. First-come,… more
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Boone, NC 28607
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