Guided Trail Rides

 

The Ride

 

Our trail riding staff will do everything possible to ensure you have a pleasant and safe trail ride experience.  Based on the information on your Rider Questionnaire, we will have your selected horse tacked and ready at your scheduled arrival time.  Our horses are not follow the leader, robotic horses and require some basic skills to ride.  Our trail guides are happy to review the basics, but prior riding experience is required for our guided trailrides. Riders must be at least advanced beginner skill level and capable of w-t-c independently. Prior to departure from the stables to the trails, participants will complete an assessment in order to gauge rider's ability to control his/her horse.  Riders must be able to successfully follow instructor directions in order to head out to the trails.  If additional instruction is needed for rider to achieve control of his/her horse, we will offer a lesson in place of the trail ride and schedule a trail ride for another time. 

 

The trail is approximately 30-50 minutes of trail time depending on group pace. Please allow one and a half hours in your schedule in order to have time for introductions and assessment.

 

The cost is $55/rider.

 

 

 

Things to keep in mind before heading out

 

  • Make a reservation.

  • We take out small groups between 1-4 riders per party

  • You may cancel within 24 hours and get a full refund. 

  • No shows will not be refunded. This time and horse has been reserved specifically for you.

  • Your trail ride may be delayed or postponed due to weather or trail conditions.  In this case, your trail ride fee will be refunded if you choose not to reschedule.  

  • Wear appropriate shoes and clothing for a trail ride.  We suggest long pants that allow you to move freely without constricting circulation while riding.  Shoes must be closed toe and have a heel. 

  • We highly recommend the use of a helmet for everyone and it is mandatory for ages 18 and younger, if you do not have one, we can provide one for you. 

  • You will be required to sign a waiver of liability for all activities.                   Click here for waiver.  By signing the waiver, you are agreeing to assume the risks related to riding a horse.  Please bring printed and signed waiver for your trail ride.

  • Please fill out the Rider Questionnaire so we can ensure we have the correct horse available based on skill and size.  The form will also allow us to address any questions or concerns before arrival.

 

Trail Riding Guidelines

 

  • Follow instructions of your trail guide.

  • all trailriders must be at the skill level of being able to walk, trot, canter independently

  • Follow pace set by trail guide.

  • Children must be ages 9 and older to ride the trails.

  • No riding double on any horse on any trail.

  • There will be absolutely NO FIREARMS, DRUGS, ALCOHOL OR SMOKING allowed on the trails.

  • All persons riding upon the trails shall report any hazards or injury of any type to trail guide immediately upon returning from any session. 

  • Riders must be physically able to mount and dismount independently, but shall not do so without the assistance of your trail guide.

  • Responsible adults must provide accurate and truthful information to the Stables in regards to their, and their child’s, skill level, weight/height and physical fitness.

  • In the event that rider feels ill or unwell, has any physical complaints whatsoever or if an injury is sustained of any kind during the course of riding activities, rider will notify the guide.

Unguided Trail Rides

(Bring your own horse)

The Ride

 

Come enjoy 10 miles of GPS marked equestrian trails on over 125 acres of open trails, wooded paths and water access to Lake Tellico.   You must call ahead to book so we can ensure we are available to check you in and there are no other events taking place at that time...same day check in & out during hours of 9:00am-4:00pm daily, trailer parking (up to 2 horse basic trailer) &  restrooms with showers.  Also shared use of 175 x 275 outdoor arena for the purpose of warm up/cool down only and use of outdoor trail wash bay.

If you will be coming out more often, check out the great rates for our Trail Blazer Club!

 

All for only $25.– per horse/rider

 

Things to keep in mind before heading out

 

  • All horses must have a hard copy of current negative Coggins.

  • Out of state horses must also have a health certificate.

  • Waivers and agreement to barn rules must be submitted prior to arrival (parents of minors must sign their waivers).

  • Payments can be made ahead by credit card or on site by card, check (in state only) or cash. 

  • Parties limited to groups of 4 or less.

  • Make a reservation ahead of time by contacting us at whitestablesrb@gmail.com or calling 757-285-4312

  • You may cancel within 24 hours and get a full refund.

  • Your trail ride may be delayed or canceled due to weather or trail conditions. 

  • Wear appropriate shoes and clothing for a trail ride.  We suggest long pants, and long sleeves and temperature appropriate for the season that allow you to move freely and don't constrict circulation while riding.  Shoes must be closed toe and have a heel. 

  • We highly recommend the use of a helmet for everyone. Minors are required to wear helmets. 

  • Minors must be under supervision of adult guardian at all times and not ride without being accompanied by an adult guardian.

  • Horses must be fully tacked to ride (with bridles and no bareback please!)

  • You will be required to sign a waiver of liability for all activities.                   Click here for waiver.  By signing the waiver, you are agreeing to assume the risks related to riding a horse.  Please bring printed and signed waiver for your trail ride.