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Horseback Riding in Roanoke

Horseback Riding in Virginia's Blue Ridge 

Horseback riding in Virginia is a mesmerizing way to take in the state’s picturesque beauty among a wide range of diverse landscapes. From novice riders to the highly experienced, there are opportunities for everyone to get in on this majestic pastime.

Horseback riding in the Blue Ridge Mountains elevates the adventure as you and your horse become one, moving through the surreal radiance of this iconic mountain range.

Horseback Riding Outfitters

Horseback Riding - Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia

Guided trail rides through a local horseback riding outfitter are ideal for numerous reasons — among them, your expert guides know the land and can point out splendor that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.

Horse Shoe Creek Stable   

3225 Deer Path Trail 
Roanoke, VA 24014

For inspiring horseback riding in Roanoke, Horse Shoe Creek Stables has everything you need. With its convenient Roanoke location, Horse Shoe is an easy choice for those staying in and around the city. Owners Patsy and Steve Greer like to share their love for riding while passing on their deep knowledge of the stunning land and native species of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

The serene scenery that envelopes these guided trail rides will fill your soul, and the warm friendliness of the folks who work at this family-owned farm will make you feel more than welcome as you create an unforgettable day together. 

Reba Farm Inn - Horse Farm & B&B

3204 Highland Ave
Roanoke, VA 24014

Reba Farm Inn stands as a haven for horse enthusiasts seeking an authentic and immersive equine experience. Boasting a herd of 72 horses representing 30 diverse breeds, Reba Farm Inn provides a unique opportunity to explore the fascinating world of equine behavior. Set against the backdrop of a 400-acre rolling landscape at the base of the Peaks of Otter, the inn offers an idyllic setting for both beginners and seasoned riders.

Green Hill Park Equestrian Center 

1557 Bore Auger Road
Blue Ridge, VA 24064

Horse lovers will be right at home at Green Hill Park Equestrian Center. This public facility, open year-round, offers a wealth of opportunities for members with its three show rings and a challenging cross-country course catering to all disciplines. The park hosts a diverse array of horse shows, sponsored by local clubs and associations, featuring dressage, hunters and jumpers, western, racking, and other fun shows. For a comprehensive listing of events or to purchase a day pass, be sure to check the facility's website

Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides

Horseback Riding Trails - Roanoke, Virginia

People seeking self-guided Blue Ridge Mountain trail rides with their stallion have an abundance of memorable options around Roanoke. 

Glenwood Horse Trail - Jefferson National Forest 

The Glenwood Horse Trail, known for its scenic beauty and tranquility, offer an unparalleled horseback riding experience in the George Washington & Jefferson National Forest. This 65-mile network of trails offers a safe and enjoyable experience for both horses and riders. As you navigate the trails, you'll be greeted by waterfalls, streams, unusual topography, and spectacular scenery, creating an immersive encounter with the natural wonders of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Blue Ridge Parkway - Roanoke Valley Horse Trail

Parallel to the Blue Ridge Parkway, there is an 11-mile trail for hikers and horseback riders aptly named the Roanoke Valley Horse Trail. Maintained by the National Park Service, this trail does not allow cyclists. Please note that Horse Trail does not provide river crossings. 

Carvins Cove Natural Reserve

Carvins Cove Natural Reserve ranks as the nation’s second-largest municipal park, with seemingly endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, including horseback riding. Some trails only allow certain activities, so please check the park trail map and brochure for detailed info. 


For more horseback riding trails, consider Greenfield Trail System in Botetourt County, Dogwood Glen Trail and Waid Park in Franklin County, and Fairy Stone State Park.

Roanoke Valley Spotlight

These guidelines are a great way to protect nature when you spend time on the trails and outside.


VBR Cheers Trail Passport

Extend your visit with an overnight stay in Virginia's Blue Ridge.