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Ride It...

Horseback riding has always been a favorite way for many to leave the city and really experience the mountains and the forests.  It is for me.

Hill Crest FarmsHill Crest Farms | Max Meadows

At Hill Crest Farm we offer horse training, boarding, sales, and lessons. We train all types of horses and incorporate showing and trail riding into our training based on what our clients request.

website | (276) 637-3938


Back Country strails Back Country Trails | Damascus

Backcountry offers horse trail rides of 1-4 hours, guided hikes into the numerous areas surrounding our location in the Blueridge Highlands.

website | (276) 356-9782


Billingsway FArmBillingsway Farm | Galax

Billingsway Farm also has horseback camping trips starting from a 3 day / 2 night package. We also offer horseback riding lessons and horse breaking & training. Billingsway Farm can also provide pony rides for Birthday Parties, Church Events, Fairs & Parades, Family Reunions, Rodeos, and other special events.

website | (276) 236-3363


Back Country strails Back Country Trails

Backcountry offers horse trail rides of 1-4 hours, guided hikes into the numerous areas surrounding our location in the Blueridge Highlands.

website | (276) 356-9782

 

Poverty Creek Trail | Blacksburg

Pandapa's Pond Area - 14.4 miles - Brush Mountain


Horse Heaven Loop and Iron Mountain loop Trails | Marion

The Horse Heaven Ridge area has several beautiful horse trails to explore. The Horse Heaven loop to the north is a wider trail than the Iron Mountain loop, along a moderate road-like grade. To the south, the Iron Mountain Trail is a more challenging ride with stepper grades and mostly single track path.


Flat Top Trail | Blacksburg

Pandapa's Pond Area - 14.4 miles - Brush Mountain


Horse trailsVirginia Highlands Horse Trail | Marion

Located in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail is a 68-mile trail between Elk Garden and VA Rt. 94. It features mountainous terrain, valley views and valley crossings. The trail includes parking and primitive camping for those who trailer horses.

website | (276) 783-5196


Virginia Creeper Trail | Abington

The trail from Abingdon to Damascus is quite level and is bordered by fields and pastures, leading visitors to a beaver pond, frogs, cottontail rabbits, gray squirrels and red and gray foxes! As many as 40 species of birds can also be seen. From the other end, at Whitetop, bikers love coasting downhill for 18 miles to Damascus. Experienced hikers warn about sudden changes in weather, especially at higher elevations at Mount Rogers National Recreation Area and Whitetop Mountain.

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New  River TrailNew River Trail | Hillsville - Galax

This is a 57-mile long state park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way. Horse rentals available. Also, the park has bridle trails, and hitching posts are available at Cliffview Campground for overnight guests. No stalls or covered area for horses. Horse trailers for day-use access must be parked at the Allisonia, Cliffview, Draper, Fries, Pulaski and Jackson Ferry Horse Complex entrances only.

website | Call Foster Falls Livery, (276) 699-2460, for rates and reservations.

Kissing Rock Camp | Sugar Grove

KRC is located in Sugar Grove Virginia, midway between Damascus and The New River. A short ride puts you in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. We invite you to bring your horse, camp and ride the 63 mile Virginia Highlands Horse Trail (VHHT) and it's nearly 200 miles of intersecting trails. KRC offers shady campsites, along with the safety and quiet that seems so hard to come by these days.

website | (276) 677-3851


New  River TrailNew River Trail | Hillsville - Galax

This is a 57-mile long state park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way. Horse rentals available. Also, the park has bridle trails, and hitching posts are available at Cliffview Campground for overnight guests. No stalls or covered area for horses. Horse trailers for day-use access must be parked at the Allisonia, Cliffview, Draper, Fries, Pulaski and Jackson Ferry Horse Complex entrances only.

website | Call Foster Falls Livery, (276) 699-2460, for rates and reservations.


New  River TrailWhite Cedar Horse Camp | Bland

Flat Top Mountain in Bland County.  Sites are located around 2 loops. There are 13 single sites, each can accommodate a camper an a horse trailer. There are 3 double sites. Metal pipe corrals are located at each site. Riders can access over 20 miles of trails directly from the campground.

website | (540) 552-4641


Hussy Mountain Horse CampHussy Mountain Horse Camp | Speedwell

Hussy Mountain is in the east fork of the Dry Run Valley. The area is well-shaded with hardwoods, hemlocks and pines, creating a cool micro-climate. Parking spaces for vehicles and trailers, picnic tables, fire ring, horsestalls and hitching rails are all available. Dry Run provides fishing, wading, watering horses. The camp provides access to the Highlands Horse Trail.

website | (276) 783-5196


Hungry Horse EastHungry Horse East, LLC | Ivan hoe

Walter and Emma Neal invite you to enjoy horse camping and trail riding in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia at Hungry Horse East, LLC. Nestled in a valley near Ivanhoe and Fries, Virginia, Hungry Horse East is convenient to both I-77 and I-81.

website | (803) 367-3152


  • Collins Cove Horse Camp
  • Fox Creek Horse Camp

 

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Dutchies View

Horseback Riding Dutchies View B&B now offers a special weekend package for all you horse enthusiasts. Book a special weekend with us and enjoy a horseba
ck riding experience on over 35 miles of mountain trails. The horses and gear as well as guided trip is all
included in the package. Must call minimum two weeks
in advance to schedule trip as many things have to be prepared. The package includes two nights stay at our beautiful B&B including a full country breakfast each morning, a nights dinner in the town of Floyd at either a great country cooking place or a wonderful Italian bistro (your choice), On Saturday you can choose a 1, 2, or 4 hr horseback trail ride through some beautiful countryside. Price of package ranges from $370.00 to $510.00 just depends how long a trail ride you want to do. Give us a call and reserve a special weekend for two and come enjoy the more simple life.

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