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Smoky Mountain Riding Stables

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Address: Highway 321, East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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+1 865-436-5634

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Great family ride

We had a blast on our 1.5 hour ride. Funny guide with great stories and just an overall nice guy. He really made the ride fun for us. Horses are well taken care of and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 28, 2016
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We had a blast on our 1.5 hour ride. Funny guide with great stories and just an overall nice guy. He really made the ride fun for us. Horses are well taken care of and well-mannered.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

This was an overall excellent experience, but mainly because we had a great tour guide. They took photos of you before and after and offer these for purchase and this was a nice option. NO selfie sticks allowed. There was a grumpy old man who handled the horses who was rude to us which we did not appreciate and if... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Overall a fun experience for all. Aside from the grumpy dude that helped us get on/off the horses it was a good overall experience. Beautiful scenery.

Thank MikeF_Orlando
Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our riding experience. We did have to wait 15 min which wasn't a big deal. The scenery was beautiful! "Dave" our guide was great and friendly. The elder gentleman was rude and impatient.... and it if weren't for him we would have rated it a 5

Thank Otterhoney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Smokey mountain riding stables went beyond our expectations. I can't remember our guides name, but he was very nice and easy to talk to. The horses were very tame and well trained, I was never nervous while riding them. I would highly suggest this stable, we will definitely be going back.

Thank Sarah A
Pekin, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

This was a lot of fun! Everyone was extremely friendly. We did the hour and a half ride. Neither my husband or myself were experienced riders and did fine. There was some steep spots but the horses are so well trained and know the path so well I never felt uncomfortable. We also saw a bear which is something I... More 

Thank Jen8195
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We ride all over the country and in the islands. Besides Flagstaff Hitching Post stables I would rank this as the no#2 ride and it only cost $25. It's affordable so you can take a family. The scenery was beautiful and also saw three deer. Very well run Highly recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Magnificent!! When riding the Kentucky (the horse) felt a connection with the animal and the trees. Saw a deer and a bear. The horse was so gentle ♡♡. The guide Allan was excellent; he made us feel comfortable all the time. Please dont doubt it in enjoying this experience; you will not regret. 100☆☆☆

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

My experience at Smoky Mountain Riding Stables was exceptionally great! First, we checked in for a 45 minute ride through the Smokies with a friendly staff member. First, we got on our horses and the photographer took some photos of my family and I. Then, we went on a guided tour with a funny, friendly, informational, and welcoming. It's a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Great ride. Very knowledgeable guide. Alan was great. A beautiful ride and beautiful pictures. Really enjoyed. A 45 minute ride is good for those who don't ride on a regular basis.

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