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Horseback Riding in West Virginia

See Nature The Natural Way

If you’ve never ridden a horse through a great river valley, you should.

And you’re in luck: we have both of those things readily available. The New River Gorge is a magical place to ride a horse. Even if (especially if?) you’re no expert, there’s plenty of opportunity to get out on the trail with some of the best guides in the business.

After all, there’s a reason that horseback riding is one of the New River Gorge’s most popular activities. So saddle up- we’re heading to the canyon…

  • Adventure outfitter on the New and Gauley Rivers specializing in whitewater rafting and scenic float trips. Additional adventures like zip line, atv tours, rock climbing, fishing, mountain biking, paintball and more available. Lodging options include luxury, deluxe, and rustic cabins plus camping, rv sites and tent rentals. Saloon, gift shop, lodge, outdoor pool, hot tub, wi-fi, hiking trails.

  • OPENING APRIL 1, 2019 Come ride the winding trails to the top of Sewell Mountain in the New River region where the view of the West Virginia wilderness is spectacular. Horseback riding is an excellent way to have fun with friends or family, see the beautiful West Virginia landscape, and make great memories. We cater to the beginner and intermediate rider. What we offer: Ride Times (a total of 2.5 hours of activity including completion of paperwork, safety meeting, mount up, ride and dismount) 9:00 am - $89.00 12:00 pm - $89.00 3:00 pm - $89.00 Sunset - $99.00 Pony Rides (based on guide availability) 15 minutes/ride $15.00 Scout Merit Badges $99.00 (call for details) **Another available option for people who want to ride horses but are unable secondary to weight restrictions: Do you exceed the weight limit? No problem! For the same amount as a horseback ride you can still enjoy your day with family or friends. We offer a guided side-by-side utility vehicle ride (children under 8 when accompanied by an adult are welcomed) to the top of the mountain where you can enjoy the scenery while waiting for your party to arrive on horseback. Once your party has reached you, you will enjoy your guided ride down the mountain where you will wait for your rider’s arrival back to their beginning destination. HORSEBACK RIDING FAQS **All riders must be able to follow instructions and handle their horse on their own. Q. What should I wear for horseback riding? A. We recommend riders wear long pants, closed toed shoes, sunblock and dress according to the weather. Dependent upon the weather, you may need a raincoat. We ride rain or shine. Q. What can I bring on my ride? A. A water bottle and a camera, preferably with a strap (at your own risk). Q. Can small children go horseback riding? A. Riders must be 8+ years old, no experience required. Riding double is NOT allowed. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 304-860-0596. Q. Do I need experience? A. We work very hard to maintain trails and promote a fun ride for all customers. Experience is not required; however, you do need to be able to follow simple instructions offered by your guide. Please be aware that you will be riding a horse and accidents can happen just like with any other activity. Q. When do I need to check in for my ride? A. Please check in at our stable located at 1449 Clifftop Rd., Lookout, West Virginia 15 minutes before the start of your ride. After check-in, we will provide the required safety meeting and take the time to answer your questions…. then we will mount up! Q. Do you have a weight limit? A. Yes, we do have a weight limit of 225 lbs. ALL riders must be physically able to get on and off the horse with little or no assistance. If you have questions, please call us, 304-860-0596

  • Here at our horse stables we specialize in horseback riding and cater to all groups especially The Boy Scouts Of America, YMCA, church youth groups, weddings and reunions giving you a personalized horseback riding adventure, whether you are a novice or an experienced rider. We can give scout groups horseback merit badges as well as 1st aid badges. We have a ride suitable for all ages, a relaxed ride, ultimate adventure, or your own private ride. Would you like more than a horseback riding adventure in one day? Equestrian Adventures can combine whitewater rafting, mountain biking, ATV, Canopy Tour, paintball and many more activities for your family vacation in West Virginia. Equestrian Adventures has over 25 years of experience here at the New River Gorge in West Virginia. We have access to over 6000 acres of trail ride fun along the rim of the New River Gorge National Park. If sleeping out under the stars is not what you are looking for we have deluxe accommodation on our ranch at the “Alamo Lodge” with full kitchen, linens and towels.

  • ACE’s 1,500-acre resort is A World of Adventure in One Place. Don’t just stay somewhere “close” to the river. Our property extends from the rim of the New River Gorge all the way to our private put-in on the river. We also feature our very own lake with a slide, zip line and blob to launch you stories high before splashing back down into the water. Looking to stay dry? Zip through the WV forest with us, or check out our endless miles of mountain bike trails with elevation changes up to 1,000 feet. At the end of the day, relax in one of our deluxe cabins with your very own hot tub while you plan which of our 70 different adventures you want to do next! Find out more about what makes ACE ridiculously fun on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

  • Come join us for western trail riding in the beautiful mountains of Greenbrier County, West Virginia just 25 minutes from the world famous New River Gorge Bridge and rafting on New River. You will experience real trail riding on Pre-Civil War roads, up hill, down hill, creek crossings, flocks of turkeys, deer, occasional bears, and scenic mountain top views. Our trails take you off the beaten path. This is not a cow pasture ride; it’s mountain trails and not flat! Rides can be suited to a rider’s ability and comfort levels. All you will hear on our trips is the creaking of saddle leather, hoofs digging in and birds and wildlife of the forest. Our horses are eager, well trained and suitable for riders of all ages. Open year round, Ages 6 and up, Weight restriction of 250 pounds