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“Great Ride and Great History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hickory Hollow Horse Farm

Hickory Hollow Horse Farm
219 Crooked Creek Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-0349
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Pennsylvania
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“Great Ride and Great History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This ride was part of the Gallop into History package I booked through the Lodges at Gettysburg. It’s obvious why the Lodges work with Hickory Hollow. They have absolutely fantastic tours, horses, and staff. It was the first time my husband and I did a horse tour at Gettysburg, and now we are already trying to figure out when we can come back to do a four hour ride to see more of the battlefield from horseback.

Pam is the owner, and she’s wonderful. She greeted us when we arrived and asked if we needed saddle bags to carry any of our belongings. There were eleven people in our tour, and Pam paired everyone to a horse that matched their skill level. There was an older couple who had never ridden before, and they had no problems. They rode up at the front with our trail guide, Tasha, so she could make sure they were doing okay. Pam even tried to make sure couples were riding horses that liked each other so the couples could stay together during the tour. It was great. All the horses were very gentle and well behaved. At one of the stops along our tour, one of the horses put his head on Tasha’s shoulder and nuzzled her. You could see they had a great, trusting relationship and the horses were well cared for.

We did a two hour tour with a licensed battle field guide, Terry. She was a great guide, very knowledgeable, with a strong voice. We had no problems hearing her. She encouraged us to ask questions and was able to answer them all. The horses would walk for a while, then we’d all stop, circle the horses around Terry, and listen to her explain what was going on in the area we were in. There were lots of opportunities to take pictures, and my horse, Viggo, plodded along at a slow enough pace I was comfortable taking pictures while moving.

Pam drove to meet us at our different stops so she could make sure our horses were behaving, help line us up to hear Terry, and adjust any saddles or stirrups. At our half way mark we were near a road and a bunch of canons. There was a family with a young boy, maybe three or four, taking pictures of the canons. Pam had Tasha get off her horse, then let the little boy sit on the horse and get his picture taken. It was such a sweet gesture and probably made that kid’s day. That pretty much cemented my future business for Hickory Hollow.

Tasha also took pictures of everyone while we were at the Spangler farm, using each person’s own camera. She took pictures of my husband and I together on our horses and separate. The shots turned out great. We will definitely be back to ride with Hickory Hollow again.

Visited October 2012
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“Amazing Storytelling!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We did the two hour tour with the history, and it was such an amazing experience! Our horses were gentle with great personalities and they chose them for us because they got along to avoid problems. Our guide was wonderful, she truly painted a picture of those three days and we simply got lost in her story. Definitely worth doing!!

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“Group Trail Ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I just came home from a weekend at Gettysburg. While we were there we took a trail ride with Hickory Hollow Farms. It was the high light of the weekend. The adults and children loved it. The horse were matched perfectly with the people riding them. I would recommend them to anyoine interested in a horse ride. The people were awesome. Thanks again for a great experience.

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Suches, Georgia, United States
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“Wonderful Time in Gettysburg!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Great! Great experience! My husband and I totally enjoyed our tour of the battlefield, 2 weeks ago. We never would have imagined we would have the opportunity to ride horses in an area so rich in the history of America! Had a new perspetive, of the battle, as we crossed land we would not have traveled by car or walking. Pam does a very good job matching her horses and the guests for an enjoyable time. Terry, our guide, was a wealth of knowledge about the area and the events which occurred there during the Civil War. We plan to return!!!

Visited September 2012
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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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“Great way to see Battlefield and go for horseback ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We had a great time on our tour with Hickory Hollow Farm. Our guide Les was informative and Pam was great with helping everyone with the horses. Would highly recommend to anyone who would like to go for a horseback ride.

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