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Address: Freemantown Rd, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Phone Number: 828-288-1302
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Good for beginners

Good for beginners. The stables were clean and horses seem well cared for. Mountain part is very slow moving. Would have liked to see more constant pace. The river ride was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Good for beginners. The stables were clean and horses seem well cared for. Mountain part is very slow moving. Would have liked to see more constant pace. The river ride was fun.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

There were 8 in our group, ranging in age from 12 to 67. 2 of us are overweight and were horses provided horses that could accommodate our size. My horse was huge but extremely well trained. Several of us were very frightened but wanted to be able to ride and Tammy and April were very patient with us. They provided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

We went to Riverside for the 1 hour trail ride (myself, my husband, and 3 girls 8,7,and 4). We ended up doing the 2 hour bc the girls wanted to get in the river. The two little ones rode on a horse with me andy husband and my oldest rode her own. Trail is beautiful...goes up and down a lot... More 

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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We rode here twice on our recent trip to Lake Lure & would have loved to get a third in, if only we had more time. We all had so much fun on the 2-hour river ride with Tammy as our guide! Highly recommend this stable over the other locals - especially for experienced riders... You won't be bored. Can't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I went by myself to do a 2 hour, wooded and river ride, with the group. I had so much fun, and considering I haven't ridden a horse in years it was very easy to get the hang of it and control my horse, Levi. I went barefoot the whole time because I knew I'd get wet up to my... More 

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CHARLESTON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

There are a few trails that this stable offers. A river route which is great during the summer and a hill/mountain route. Guides lead you through the woods and provide great instruction for the novice riders. Pretty steep terrain through the mountain actually. Our 8 year old was able to go by herself but was tethered for a portion. Would... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This year during our family reunion at Lake Lure, four adults took 6 children horseback riding at Riverside Stables. We called ahead to make reservations and our experience was so positive from that very first contact. The prices were reasonable and the staff was friendly, and were so professional even though we had a variety of abilities in our group.... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The staff are friendly and accommodating and the horses are above average for riding stables. The mountain trail is a little more challenging than average but there are no views from the trail; it is entirely wooded. The river walk ride is more interesting and actually easier. No "swimming" with the horses was required despite the website assertion. No helmets... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a great riding experience. We did a 1 hour ride and it was great! I wish we had more time to visit the falls, but this was a good starter trip. Our guide was very good, and we felt safe while having fun. Will visit again!

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had an amazing time horseback riding on the mountain trails and through the river during the rain and thunderstorms! The horses were beautiful, well cared for and had good temperaments. April and Tammy were wonderful guides and were sure to match the rider to the appropriate horse. I really appreciated how great they were with my children. I was... More 

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Address: Freemantown Rd, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Phone Number: 828-288-1302
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Rutherfordton

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