When is the last time you took your horse on a trail ride? The Carolinas are home to an astonishing variety of terrain, ranging from winding mountain tracks to sandy gallops through the surf. There are many miles of glorious riding paths to enjoy, and riding out has benefits far beyond taking in the scenery. Trail riding can sharpen your skills, build partnership with your mount and improve both your own and your horse’s mental and physical health. If you aren’t lucky enough to have bridlepaths at your riding facility, you can often trailer to the trails. In some places, you can even rent a suitable horse and take a guided ride. Here is a quick survey of some of the best places in the Carolinas for horseback riders to visit.
Our Fall 2023 edition features trail riding, polo in the Carolinas and much more!
Our Summer 2023 edition features Tryon International Equestrian Center and Resort, summer camps, hot weather riding, the art of Georgianna Conger and much more!
Our Spring 2023 edition features the Carolina Horse Park, Foaling advice for mare owners, Greener pastures and more.
Our Winter 2023 edition features Junior Riders from across the Carolinas, riding in school, junior foxhunters and more.
Our Fall 2022 issue features Ten Years at Stable View, The Willcox (Aiken’s Favorite Inn) the art of Morgen Kilbourn and much more.
Our Summer 2022 issue features the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show. We also have an important article on preparing for emergencies with your horses, as well as a story about the equine artist Joyce Hall, our Under 21 junior profile and much more.
Our Spring 2022 edition features the 2022 Grand Prix Eventing Festival at the Aiken Horse Park, a New Age of Nursemares and more. Cover: Boyd Martin and Fedarman B winning the GPE festival.