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Address: Freemantown Rd, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Phone Number: 828-288-1302

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Horseback Riding Adventure

A great place to introduce young riders or older inexperienced people like me to the art of horse back riding. Located in a rural country farm setting. Staff and owners friendly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Diane P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to introduce young riders or older inexperienced people like me to the art of horse back riding. Located in a rural country farm setting. Staff and owners friendly and know how to pair ability with the proper horse. Very affordable and an extended ride down stream offered also. This ride was a birthday gift for my eleven... More 

Thank Diane P
Yardville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit riverside every year around this time. The horses are chill and the guides are wonderful! It's always a great time. We enjoy the two hour trip which is an hour in the river and an hour in mountains. Reasonably priced for the amount of time you get to ride.

Thank Dominique D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

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 

Thank Anita552
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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

Thank chuckland
St. Petersburg, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

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 

1 Thank auntieteddybear
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Lnl3301
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Kris J
Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank NCLauraLynn
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Trish D
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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