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 Overnight 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.
- 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 or our Youth Group page, depending on the type of group who will be camping and riding.
Offsite Organized Rides
Organized rides take place in the spring or 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 2014
Hicksboro Trail Ride - Oxford, NC
Spring Ride: May 2 - 4
Fall Ride: Oct 10 - 12
$210/horse rented + $25/rider payable to the trail ride organization for a BBQ Chicken dinner and entertainment Saturday night, trail access on Saturday, and camping Friday and Saturday night if you choose to camp. Breakfast available for purchase Saturday morning. There is also a lunch stop with hot dogs, snacks, and drinks available at reasonable prices. Gates open at 4pm Friday.
Alert Trail Ride - Louisburg, NC
Spring Ride: May 23 - 25
Fall Ride: Oct 3 - 5
$210/horse rented + $25/rider payable to the trail ride organization for chicken and BBQ dinner Saturday night, trail access on Saturday, DJ Saturday night, and camping Friday an Saturday night if you choose to camp. Breakfast available for purchase Saturday morning. Eighteen mile ride. Gates open at noon on Friday.
Benefit Ride - LaCrosse, VA
Spring Ride: Apr 18 - 20
Fall Ride: Oct 10 - 12
$210/horse rented + $35/rider payable to the trail ride organization for dinner and music Saturday night, trail access on Saturday, and camping Friday and Saturday night if you choose to camp. Lunch on the trails provided by Lake Gaston Fire Deparment available by donation only. Rosemont Winery will have a wine tasting available for $5/person. Benefit ride for the Lake Gaston Fire Department. Short ride - 16 miles. Long Ride - 18 miles. Gates open at 4pm on Friday.
New Hope Benefit Ride - LaGrange, NC
Spring Ride: May 9 - 11
$210/horse rented + $30/rider payable to the trail ride organization for pig pickin' dinner and live band Saturday night, trail access on Saturday, and camping Friday and Saturday night if you choose to camp. Gates open at 4pm on Friday.
Barnhill's Dairy Hunting Preserve Ride - Greenville, NC
Fall Ride: Nov 7 - 9
$210/horse rented + $30/rider payable to the trail ride organization for dinner and music Saturday night, trail access on Saturday, and camping Friday and Saturday night if you choose to camp. Restrooms and showers available. Gates open at noon on Friday.
Make a reservation for the horseback riding adventure of a lifetime!