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Choose from Three Options
- $29 for a guided trail ride for two (a $60 value)
- $35 for a 60-minute private riding lesson (a $75 value)
- $85 for three 60-minute private riding lessons (a $225 value)
After spending about 15 minutes allowing trail riders the chance to get acquainted with horses and reviewing the basics of starting, stopping, and steering, guides embark on 45-minute trail rides with small groups between 2 and 12 people. During the one-on-one lessons, instructors can teach a choice of English or Western riding styles, and tailor instruction to individual skill level.
Spring Valley Equestrian Center
Spring Valley Equestrian Center has been family owned for four decades. Current owners Marie Cotton and Chuck McWhirter spearhead instruction in both English and Western horseback-riding techniques on the scenic ranch, which abuts the Appalachian Trail Ridge. A large indoor arena complements the center's three riding rings, allowing horses to gallop comfortably throughout the year and eliminating the need for them to fly south for the winter. Spring Valley’s saddle shop allows equines to suit up onsite. In addition to group and private lessons, the center hosts summer horsemanship camps that include a week of lessons and conclude with a student horse show.