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The Equestrian Center at Glade Springs is a premier horseback riding facility in West Virginia providing family fun year round.

An equestrian vacation at The Resort at Glade Springs can be a great experience, whether you're an accomplished horseback rider or just starting out!

Ride along miles of marked trails that meander along mountain streams and over the hills of the resort's 4,100 acres.

You might choose a romantic carriage ride for two. Or perhaps the whole family will enjoy pony rides, especially popular with our younger guests. Riding lessons are available by appointment.

The Equestrian Center offers packaged group activities that include horseback riding and trail rides. The friendly folks at The Equestrian Center will gladly work to provide you with a truly unique outdoor experience.

Enjoy an equestrian vacation in WV with your family or other group. Choose one - or more! - of these great activities at The Equestrian Center.

Trail Rides

Enjoy the wooded countryside on these trails that are great for all levels of riders, including beginners. Riders must be taller than 52" and at least 9 years old. Maximum weight for riders is 250 pounds.

60 Minute Guided Trail Ride - $55 per person
Available Thursday through Sunday at 10:00am, 1:00pm and 3:30pm

2 Hour Evening Guided Trail Ride - $95 per person
April - October
Available Thursday through Sunday at 5:00pm

Half Day Guided Trail Ride with Picnic Lunch - $125 per person
April - October
Available Thursday through Sunday at 9:30am

Hand-Led Horse Rides

For our young equine enthusiasts we offer a 10 minute hand-led horse ride. Children must be at least three years of age and wear a helmet. The ride tours the barn and facilities. This is a great way to introduce young riders to the equestrian world.

10 Minute Hand-Led Horse Ride - $12 per person

Available Thursday through Sunday at 10:30am, 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:00pm, 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 3:45pm and 4:00pm

Carriage Rides

Enjoy a scenic ride around the grounds of the resort in a carriage ride. Advanced reservations are required.

45 Minute Carriage Ride - $60 for up to 4 people
April - September
Available Wednesday through Saturday at 11:30am, 1:15pm, 2:45pm and 4:15pm
Available Sunday at 1:15pm, 2:45pm and 4:15pm


Boarding services are available

  • Mutliple horse discount
  • 90 foot round pen; show-grade arena
  • Turnout available - several paddocks
  • Scheduled feeding twice a day
  • 12' x 12' stalls with rubber floor mats
  • Staff available daily
  • Family oriented atmosphere
  • Horse leasing available
  • 24-hour security.



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