Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Meet your guide at Arrowmont Stables and Cabins in Cullowhee North Carolina, which is about a 2-hour drive from Asheville. Get acquainted with equine behavior and receive riding tips during a 50-minute safety program via training video and live demonstration.
Once you’re matched with a suitable horse, snap on your helmet and practice horseback riding in the ring before setting off on the Flame Azalea Trail. Follow your guide through a hardwood and white pine forest flanked by azaleas before you emerge into an open meadow. Reaching 4,200 feet in elevation, you’re treated to sweeping views out of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Be on the lookout for wildlife, including raptors soaring above.
On the descent, travel past the Old Fort Lodge and a former youth camp established in 1960 — before ending your tour back at the stables of the 200-acre (80-hectare) working horse farm.
Some RIDING TIPS:
Please Note, The Safety Program Starts at your stated Trail Time, Not before it. Your Trail immediately follows your safety program.
Please arrive at the stated time or 5 minutes early.You will need to complete your Assumption of Responsibilty forms At the stated time Your Safety Program starts Then you will try your horse out in the ring before going on your trail.
Please Note, The Safety Program Starts at your stated trail time, not before it. Your Trail immediately follows your safety program. You just need to factor in the time for any activities you are planning After your trail ride.