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Riverside Riding Stables

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Address: Freemantown Rd, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Phone Number: 828-288-1302
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Jesse and Kaylee, our guides, made this trip awesome!

We went to Riverside Riding Stables, 10 minutes away from the Lodge at Lake Lure, and did the 2 hour horseback ride. BEST part of the trip! The first hour was a ride to the top of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Riverside Riding Stables, 10 minutes away from the Lodge at Lake Lure, and did the 2 hour horseback ride. BEST part of the trip! The first hour was a ride to the top of Bald Mountain and the second hour was riding in the river, sometimes knee deep while on the horses! Breath taking views, especially in... More 

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Westminster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The river walk makes this a better than most trail ride. River is included in the 1/1.5 and 2 hour ride. Trail guides and horses are very nice. been back several times

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A family of 4 plus 6 other riders & the guide stated that a storm was brewing but still took this group of 10 out for a hour ride, I assume they didn't want to give refunds. Well about 15 to 20 minutes into the ride of course it started raining so never the less we had about 40 to... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a relaxing but fun afternoon this is the place. The horses were well taken care of and the staff was very knowledgeable. If in the area again I will do the 2 hour trail ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I did the two hour ride. The ride is through beautiful country and riding in the river was great! The staff was very friendly and accomodating. After the ride my husband and I sat and talked to the owner and one of his employees before we headed back to South Carolina.

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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Well trained horses, terrific staff, scenic trail ride up mountain and then down through Cove Creek. Everyone young and old was laughing, taking pictures and having good old fashioned FUN. Highly recommend.

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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 

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Thank crazyigues
NC
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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 

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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!

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