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Middleton Stables

Horseback riding, Outdoor Activities
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Address: 4280 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
Phone Number: 843-556-8137
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Description: The Middleton Equestrian Center is a full Service facility offering trail...
The Middleton Equestrian Center is a full Service facility offering trail rides, boarding, lessons, pony rides, and pony parties. Our guided trail rides leave daily at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm. Ride through this National Historic landmark aboard one of our trusted horses for a wonderful historical and nature tour. You will discover all of the natural wonders of the Lowcountry from this unbeatable view. You will travel through the woodlands, marshes, swamps, rice fields, and waterways of Middleton Place while encountering all types of wildlife, include white-tail deer, numerous birds, foxes, and get up close and personal with the American alligator.
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We had a nice time!

Thank you for the trail ride yesterday. We had to reschedule because of heavy rains the day before, but it worked out great. It was very peaceful riding through the woods, past... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Michele0209
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Thank you for the trail ride yesterday. We had to reschedule because of heavy rains the day before, but it worked out great. It was very peaceful riding through the woods, past the rice ponds, seeing wildlife. My 10 year old had her first horse experience. My other 2 teens had fun and it was nice to see them handle... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My fiance and I found Middleton Stables online as a wedding venue and we fell in love with it! Living out of state, we had to rely on emailing and phone calls to find out information. I initially started by emailing to inquire about available dates and pricing and was told that someone would call me the following day to... More 

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Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

February 2015 My 10 year old daughter and I went on a 2 hour trail ride led by Mark and his 6 year old granddaughter. My daughter was required to wear a helmet, and I could if I wanted to. We left on time. During the ride, we learned about the history of Middleton Stables and the city itself. Mark... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My husband and I came for a two hour trail ride while on vacation in Charleston. We had great weather and got to see lots of alligators sunning themselves. Mark was a great guide and we enjoyed learning about the history of the area.

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

It did take a couple of phone calls to make the reservation but it was worth it. After talking to the owner Mark, realized he has had an employee off for a long time and a little short handed this time of year. We were in from Ohio and he took us on a 2 hour ride and saw some... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We utilized the online reservation service with a follow-up call to an answering machine. We arrived 45 minutes prior to the ride. There was no one in the office. The trail tour got back late and the guide informed us we could not ride because there were not enough mounts. I would offer the following: if you use online booking,... More 

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MiddletonStables, Owner at Middleton Stables, responded to this review

Paul R. Please contact me at 843-556-8137. I would like to discuss further the situation you described. Our online system does adjust for inventory so I hope to solve that situation if it is not functioning properly. I also cannot speak further to your review without your last name. Thank you, look forward to hearing from you. Mark McElheney More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

What a nice surprise to find this wonderful stable in the heart of beautiful Middleton Place. The horses were not your typical "guest ranch" horses, and the leader matched us up perfectly with the riding skills of the guests. My only complaint was I wish the leader had some sort of sound system so those of us in the back... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It is next to impossible to speak to a live human being on the phone at this place. I tried calling to make a reservation over the phone but kept getting their voicemail so I booked online. You have to pay the full amount of the ride ahead of time, which did not make me comfortable at all. Our ride... More 

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MiddletonStables, Owner at Middleton Stables, responded to this review

In response to this review, the party was refunded their money promptly despite their cancelling within the 24 hour cancellation policy. Every effort is made to reschedule rides for whatever reason. I have no interest in keeping money we have not earned. On the day is question there was rain throughout Charleston. However, it is typical Charleston Summer weather for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I was able to book and pay for our ride on my phone for myself, my sister and two nieces. Dave, our tour guide matched us up with great horses. I'm sure all of them were great. Beautiful ride near Middleton Place with spanish moss covered trees. Pretty pastures with dozing horses. Breath taking views of old rice fields. A... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I went expecting a great time. I got way more than that. It has a very friendly guide. You go through the forest and around a swamp. If you are in the Charleston area you must visit this attraction.

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