Horseback Riding Camping Trips
We offer many locations for overnight and weekend camping trips, or you can ride and primitive camp at our farm in Raleigh. If you choose an offsite location, you'll have the horses for the day, so you can ride for as little as an hour or as long as six hours. The cost of the horse rental is $210/horse. The fuel charges for hauling the horses will be dependent upon the location you choose.
If you choose to pitch a tent at our farm, you'll have use of an outdoor water spigot, picnic table, and a fire pit with plenty of firewood for campfires. The pond is loaded with bass and brim, and fishing is permitted. You'll want to bring your own fishing poles, food, and tent. Parking is available at the campsite. You can choose to ride for as little as 1 hour or up to 6 hours. (Horseback riding rates are below.) We have over 10 miles of wooded trails that include lots of creek crossings, rolling hils, beautiful hardwood trees, and frequent sightings of deer and wild turkeys.
Cost Of Primitive Camping At Our Farm
- $25/night for up to 5 people and $5/person thereafter
- Set in a private meadow near the pond
- Picnic table, fire pit, and firewood provided
- Water spigot for hand and dish washing
- You must bring your own tent and other camping gear
- A $40 deposit is required to reserve your horses and camping spot
- No pets allowed as they could cause damage to the trailer or interfere with our farm animals or the operation of our farm.
Cost Of The Ride
1-Hour Ride = $60/person
2-Hour Ride = $90/person
4-Hour Ride = $150/person
6-Hour Ride = $210/person
Private Rides = $50 (added to total)
Horseback riding rates assume that the riding all takes place on the same day. If the riding will be spread over more than one day, a $30 fee will be assessed for each horse that has to be re-saddled each day. Private rides are recommended and are available for an additional $50 flat fee. Group Rates are availabe for 5 or more riders and can be found on our Trail Riding page.
Offsite Organized Rides
Organized rides take place in the spring and fall and are usually about an hour from Raleigh. The rides typically last from five to seven hours. The ride starts at 10am on Saturday and lasts until you complete the trail. You can pack your lunch or often you can purchase it at the lunch stop on the trail. The size of the rides range from 50 to 1,000 people, but averages 300 to 500 people. It's a real blast and doesn't feel crowded because everyone is spread out over 15 to 25 miles of trails. The organizers of the ride usually charge on average $25 per person, which includes access to the trails, dinner, camping, and often entertainment on Saturday night. The cost of the horse rental is $210 per horse. Because we have to transport the horses to the ride locations, space is limited to 9 riders on each ride, so sign up early to ensure that we have availability. Reservations and a $100 deposit are required if you will be meeting us at the farm and following us to the ride location. If you prefer to meet us at the ride site on the morning of the ride, prepayment is required.
Upcoming Organized Rides in 2018
June 1 - 3, 2018
Kerr Lake Annual Backwoods Bash & Trail Ride
6665 Drewry Virginia Line Rd, Manson, NC
Details: $210/horse rented + $40/rider payable to the trail ride organization for dinner and music festival on Saturday night featuring live bands, dancing, vendors, food, drink and good 'ol fashion fun, trail access on Saturday, and camping Friday and Saturday night if you choose to camp. For more information, visit Kerr Lake Back Woods Bash or contact Dean at 434-333-5438
June 15 - 17 2018
Heels, Hooves & Wheels Explosion Ride
Details: $210/horse rented + the trail access fee payable to the trail ride organization. For more information, call Harrison at 919-796-5467 or Tracy at 919-758-1012.
June 29 - July 1, 2018
Black Bottom Saddle Club Trail Ride
Siler City, NC
Details: $210/horse rented + the trail access fee payable to the trail ride organization. For more information, call Reggie at 919-214-1030 or Justin at 919-799-3540.
Aug 10 - 12, 2018
Warrenton Posse Ride
Soul City, NC
Details: $210/horse rented + the trail access fee payable to the trail ride organization. For more information, call Keith at 919-339-2584 or Wilbert at 919-497-6230.
Sept 7 - 9, 2018
Beautancus Saddle Club Trail Ride
269 Marcia Jones Rd, Mt. Olive, NC
Details: $210/horse rented + $30/rider for trail access and dinner Saturday night. For more information, call Kenny Faulk at 919-223-4759 or Tim Noble at 910-296-3016.
Sept 14 - 16, 2018
Friendship Saddle Club Trail Ride
Details: $210/horse rented + the trail access fee payable to the trail ride organization. For more information, call Lamar at 919-906-6985 or Thomas at 919-496-5527.
Sept 28 - 30, 2018
Cornwall Vol. Fire Dept Benefit Ride
7700 Eakes Rd, Oxford, NC
Details: $210/horse rented + $25/rider for trail access and dinner Saturday night. Gates open on Friday at 4pm. For more information, call Tim Frazier at 919-690-9041 or Steve Frazier at 919-482-6335. .
Oct 5 - 7, 2018
Bounty Hunters Annual Ride
Buckhorn Reserve, 8887 Sullivan Road , Kenly, NC
Details: $210/horse rented. Fish Fry Fri night at 7pm, DJ Jeff Pope Fri & Sat night. Free trail access on Sat. Ride goes out at 11am. 50/50 Raffle. Dinner Sat night at 4pm. For more information, visit the Bounty Hunter's Saddle Club or call Joe at 252-371-0047 or Mr. Roy at 252-291-0113
Oct 19 - 21, 2018
Shaw Ball Park Trail RIders Ride
Details: $210/horse rented + the trail access fee payable to the trail ride organization. For more information, call Bobby at 252-315-3447 or Poochie at 252-363-8056
Oct 26 - 28, 2018
Lumber River Campground Spooktacular Ride
429 Tar Landing Road Evergreen, NC
Details: $210/horse rented + $45 per person includes primitive camping, bathhouses, 2 nights of supper/dancing. Friday 8am until Sunday 4pm; Cabin Rental - $60 per night (in addition to admission fee). Minimum 2 night rental of cabins on trail ride weekends. Haunted hay ride Sat night!!! For more information, visit Lumber River Campground.
Nov 9 - 11, 2018
Barnhill’s Dairy Hunting Preserve Benefit Trail Ride
2955 Old Creek Road, Greenville, NC
Details: $210/horse rented + $30 per person for trail access, dinner and music Saturday night, and a raffle and auction. Vendors & photographer on site. For more information, call Kevin Lee at 252-702-5234
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