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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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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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Blowing Rock

Located less than a mile from downtown Blowing Rock is the High Country's most historic equestrian facility. The present-day .. more

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Valle Crucis

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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Blowing Rock

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

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Boone

Offering Riding Lessons and Boarding The facility includes an outdoor ring, an indoor ring for year round riding, thirty four .. more

 

Featured Events

Jul 19

Chris Botti

7/19/19
Multi Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti returns to the festival for a dazzling evening of… more
Jul 20

Lily Tomlin

7/20/19
Lily Tomlin, one of America's foremost comediennes, returns to the festival for an unforgettable night of smart humor… more
Jul 20

Piano Man of the Blue Ridge

7/20/19
Jeff and his trio stay busy traveling the country performing concerts with an energy and dedication to their music… more
Jul 23

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show -

7/23/19 – 7/28/19
The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is among the oldest continually operating horse shows in America, held on the L.… more
Jul 25

Broadway's Next Hit Musical

7/25/19 – 7/26/19
Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It is all improvised, and it is all funny. The… more
Jul 26

Symphony by the Lake

7/26/19
Experience a moving performance by the Symphony of the Mountains. Surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge landscape,… more
Jul 28

Boone Cyclo.Via

7/28/19
On Sunday, July 28th, from 11am - 4pm, portions of Howard Street, Depot Street and Rivers Street will be closed to… more
Aug 01

Punch Brothers

8/1/19
Punch Brothers are the quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam… more
Aug 03

The Temptations

8/3/19
For more than fiftyyears, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular musi with a series of smash hits and… more
Aug 24

12th Annual High Country Beer Fest

8/24/19
The 12th annual High Country Beer Fest is slated for Saturday, August 24 this year with another amazing lineup of… more
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Boone, NC 28607
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