Guided Horseback Ride through Flame Azalea and Fern Forest 3 reviews
 
Asheville, United States

  • Refundable
  • Printed Voucher/E-Voucher
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Operates

Monday - Saturday

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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
To know more, please refer additional information section of this tour
Activity Highlights
Itinerary

What To Expect Upon arrival at Arrowmont Stables and Cabins in Cullowhee, North Carolina ... you complete an Assumption of Responsibility form for each rider. Then you begin the safety program that includes a video or live horse riding and safety demonstration. Next meet the horses.

Get to know your horse’s personalities and try your horse out in ‘the ring’ before departing.
If necessary, we can provide you a different horse before leaving on your guided ride. Helmets (as well as raincoats/ponchos) are provided at no charge.

Trail times are approximate. It is hard to "push button" a horse to be exact. Depending on your skills, your group and horses, it may take more or less time for your trail ride.

Some RIDING TIPS:
• Horses don't know they are big. That's why we can control them with the bit in their mouth.
• Horses think like little children and expect you to protect them.
• You NEED to know this. Whoever is most stubborn wins. YOU need to be more stubborn than the horse.

Stop At:

• Blue Ridge Parkway, NC
• Arrowmont Stables, 276 Arrowmont Trl, Cullowhee, NC 28723-8822
Activity Details
The flame fern trail ride combines the Majestic Flame Azalea and the lush Fern Forest for a really enjoyable trail ride for everyone. You start up the mountain traveling through a hard wood forest filled with wild Flame Azaleas. After the hardwoods, you enter an enchanting white pine forest just like in the Star Wars movie.
Departure & Return
Departure Point276 Arrowmont Trail, Cullowhee, NC 28723, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Safety orientation
  • Horseback Ride (based on option selected)
  • Use of all equipment (horse, tack and helmet)
  • Use of helmet mandatory for under 18 years old
  • Ponchos or Rain coats provided for inclement weather
  • Majestic Trails with a variety in terrain from 4200 feet elevation at the top to 3400 feet in the valley
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Plan an extra 50-60 minutes, in addition to your trail time, for your safety and training program.
  • Please Note, This Starts at your stated trail time, not before it. Your Trail immediately follows your safety program.
  • Your Safety Program consists of a video or live demonstration covering the horse's training, safety and horse personality.
  • You are given a chance to try your horse in the ring before departing. If needed, your horse can be changed before your trail.
  • All passenger ages must be advised at time of booking
  • Closed-toe shoes are required
  • Long pants recommended
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Use of helmet mandatory for under 18 years old
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If it looks like rain, bring an extra T-shirt and towel
  • You will try your horse out in the ring before going on your trail
  • The Safety Program Starts at your stated trail time, not before it. Your Trail immediately follows your safety program
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • There is natural social distancing on a horse trail ride.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews
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  • The ride was very relaxing as we trailed through the mountain. Ground was wet from prior rain so muddy. Would of liked to see more open views of countryside. Guide was very informative. Can’t compete with nature.

  • Great trail ride with wonderfully trained and beautiful horses. Our guides were very informative, friendly and concerned for our safety. The safety video was very informative and funny. Great way to teach about riding safety. Thanks for a great day! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

  • Wonderful experience. The horses were well trained and the staff was very helpful. Beautiful scenery.

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