Dead Broke Farm

Dead Broke Farm, Raleigh: Hours, Address, Dead Broke Farm Reviews: 4/5

Dead Broke Farm
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Dead Broke Farm has a 110 acres of wood trails and more than 50 horses for all experience levels. We offer guided trail rides, pony rides, birthday parties, Hindu Indian Weddings, horse boarding, horse training, and horses for sale.
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Jill A
Chesapeake, VA2 contributions
Horses!
Aug 2021 • Friends
Dead Broke Farm is great! Carla was our guide and is fabulous! We will be back! The ride was relaxing and so pleasurable.
Written August 21, 2021
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Randy F
1 contribution
Terribly run, long delays, miserable employees....
Aug 2021
We arrived on 8/8/21 at 10:40 am for an 11:00 am ride. We waited and waited for someone to finally come to the table to check us in and take our money (which they took with no delay whatsoever).
Then......nearly TWO HOURS went by, standing there with 18 other people, while we watched them JUST START to saddle-up 20 horses!!
Observed 7-8 employees wandering around doing various odd jobs while only TWO of them were saddling horses, and they appeared to be new so not their fault as they had little help/guidance from the other employees other than being barked at.
Then as more started helping with saddles, all you could hear was complaining and barking at each other.
All their employees were absolutely miserable, minus the one young girl who gave the instructions to the riders. She was very pleasant and helpful (Thank you!).

Now, just 10 mins before 1:00 pm, we head out for the ride with a young boy WALKING the lead rider. He stops a couple hundred yards up and we wait again, another 15 mins. this time for the employee who is supposed to be the lead rider to show up.

What would have gone a long way would have been for the Owner/manager to step out and talk to the 20 people standing out there in the heat and sun for nearly TWO HOURS and apologize for the delay and explain. This wasn't a 7:30 am ride where you could understand workers getting in late and running behind. This was an 11:00 am ride!

There are too many other places to ride. We won't be back to this horribly run place.
Written August 9, 2021
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Jmaddox1@NC.rr.com
2 contributions
Great for kids camp
Jul 2021
My daughter is beginning her second week here. She loves going and has made friends easily. They teach the kids the basics of tending to horses. I only gave it a rating of four because it is so rustic however the website clearly states this is not a luxury ranch. I do recommend it for families who want their kids to get the whole farm experience.
Written July 19, 2021
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Lauren K
1 contribution
Summer Camp at Dead Broke Farm
Jul 2021 • Family
My daughter attended horseback riding camp there this summer and loved every minute of it. The full day camp teaches the children about caring for horses in addition to riding the horses on trails each day. The camp offers arts and crafts and other activities around the farm as well. She has had so much fun this week that she wants to go back again next summer!
Written July 15, 2021
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Emily J
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Summer camp
Jul 2021 • Family
We sent out 6 year old daughter to summer camp at Dead Broke. She had the best time! It’s rustic and hot in the summer but she worked, fed the horses, went on daily trail rides, and learned all about the horses there. It was a wonderful experience and really helped her explore a new interest in an immersive way. The policies for pick and and drop off are a little different from most camps and it’s definitely a more free range approach to childcare but if your child is mature enough to handle that environment then this is a great option.
Written July 15, 2021
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bryan
Durham, NC1 contribution
First time riding
Jul 2021 • Family
Great first experience for our family riding horses. Highly recommend if you want to try it out. Lots of great pics for the kids to have memories
Written July 4, 2021
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David F
1 contribution
What a nice outdoor activity, any time of year
Jun 2021 • Family
Had an amazing experience! I have come several times over the years and this is my first time back since covid. Great staff, horses, and trails! Can't wait to come back!
Written July 1, 2021
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Madison V
1 contribution
Awesome place!
Jun 2021 • Friends
Had so much fun riding! All of the staff and volunteers are so knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely will be returning!
Written June 28, 2021
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Anafer R
1 contribution
Great Ride
Jun 2021 • Family
Everything from start to finish was very straight forward. We had a great guide and the volunteers ensured all of our questions were answered.

Definitely coming back!
Written June 27, 2021
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Rick S
1 contribution
Storm ride
Jun 2021 • Family
Very accommodating for all 5 of our kids - we all had a great time! Starting pouring rain and still made the trip fun!
Written June 26, 2021
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