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Address: Freemantown Rd, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Phone Number: 828-288-1302
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A great time - highly recommended.

Nothing but great things to share about our experience! We did a 2 hour ride with riders of all levels of experience and everyone had a great time! The staff and owner is so nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Trish D
Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Nothing but great things to share about our experience! We did a 2 hour ride with riders of all levels of experience and everyone had a great time! The staff and owner is so nice and welcoming and knowledgable, spending time to match riders with the right horse for their experience level. The horses were clearly well cared for and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We went to this stable because we had little ones and they were allowed to ride on the horse with us. The stable were very clean and staff were very friendly. The ride was very affordable. The trails were up and down hills so it was very slow riding. We did not do the water tour, just wanted to take... More 

Thank crazyigues
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and I stopped by on our way to Asheville...in pursuit of a little adventure. That we got! From laughing (with them!) at the first time city slicker riders attempting to navigate the mountain, to wading through the river on our horses, it was a really fun afternoon. Our guide was Tammy and she was great! Other staff was... More 

1 Thank sunshinedaydreams
Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

So thankful for my guide April - she challenged my riding abilities with a horse that I loved riding! The river ride was peaceful and beautiful- well worth the trip & cost!

Thank lallen47
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My wife and I recently visited my parents in the area, and because my wife had always wanted to ride horses we made arrangements; this was a GREAT choice. The staff are kind, professional and hilarious. They know how to make you feel comfortable, particularly when you are new to riding a horse and they make sure it's memorable. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Such a wonderful riding experience for our 4 children (7,5,4,2)! Tammy was an excellent guide & made us feel well-educated on safety with tandem riding. Hour trip was perfect for our kids' ages- gentle horses- each with their own personalities that we fell I love with. Will definitely return here for years to come!

Thank Lisa O
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.

Thank Belledog2014
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 

1 Thank LyndaAskewfungrandma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 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 

1 Thank Rhema J
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

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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