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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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Blowing Rock

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

 

Featured Events

Sep 29

Ghost Train®

9/22/17 – 10/28/17
Tweetsie Railroad will host a Halloween celebration to thrill the whole family. Ghost Train includes trick-or-treating,… more
Oct 06

First Friday Art Crawl

2/3/17 – 12/1/17
Shop, mingle and meet local artists from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at downtown shops and galleries. Enjoy fresh art, lively… more
Oct 06

TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band

10/6/17
Iconic blues legends Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ unite for historic cross-generational… more
Oct 08

7th Annual Boone Heritage Festival

10/8/17
Celebrating Appalachian heritage and Daniel Boone history, with 18th century living history demonstrations, craft and… more
Oct 21

Valle Country Fair

10/21/17
The Valle Country Fair is an overgrown church bazaar set in the center of one of the most picturesque valleys in the… more
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815 W. King Street, Suite 10
Boone, NC 28607
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