Imagine your ideal equestrian vacation. Luxury rooms and furnishings, top-tier restaurants, world-class service… and all the amenities that a Southern equestrian would love for an amazing, relaxing vacation which incorporates equine adventures?
If you love taking your horse to the trails at local parks, then you might really love some of these suggestions for a fantastic equestrian getaway!
Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg, Virginia
Love the idea of fox hunting and steeplechase? This equestrian resort has been drawing equestrians since the time Teddy Roosevelt was in office! There’s a 14,000 square foot stable, arenas, secluded natural trails over 340 acres of conservation area, and over 100 luxury rooms. The resort teaches dozens of A-list classes, including basic horsemanship to polo lessons. And you’re free to use provided horses or bring your own! Learn More!
The Fork Farm and Stables in Norwood, North Carolina
Imagine gently rolling hills all emerald green, only a few hour drive from Nashville. A gem of a farm, nestled between two rivers, with a 15 stall barn and gorgeous facilities. Cross-country, show jumping, dressage, you name it, they have the facilities. And they frequently attract international eventing competitions, as well as providing classes and instruction for individuals at all skill levels. And even for family members who don’t love the equestrian draw, it’s a welcoming and high-end area to relax, with grand rocking-chair porches and trails for hiking and bountain biking. They even have areas for qual and duck hunts, and clay courses for sport-shooting. Learn More!
Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina
In an area not too far away from Savannah, GA and Hilton Head Island, in what was once an indigo plantation area. Lowcountry beauty with renovated cottages and screened porches overlooking an idyllic river alongside ancient oaks is both laid-back and luxury. Set over 173 acres with gorgeous facilities, catering particularly to the hunter/jumper and dressage set, their regulation arenas and courses are a perfect setting for training: and the staff offer lessons! But more than anything else, they’ve got many miles of trails for leisurely rides and rambles. Learn More!