Charlottesville Enjoying Charlottesville on Horseback
Published Monday, April 29, 2013 Updated on Monday, June 23, 2014

Enjoying Charlottesville on Horseback

horseback riding in charlottesvilleWhile there is no shortage of things to do in Charlottesville, the scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley make residents and visitors alike want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Horseback riding is a popular pastime and a perfect way to enjoy the natural splendor of the Charlottesville area.

Whether you are an expert rider, or looking for beginner’s lessons, own your own horse or simply want to try something new for the afternoon, Virginia’s horse country has something for every equestrian speed.

The Charlottesville area boasts a plethora of stables and farms offering a variety of lessons, boarding and tours, as well as miles of scenic trails.

The James River State Park offers 20 miles of riding trails on a wide range of terrain.  For those who enjoy riding through wooded areas, theGeorge Washington National Forest offers a not to be missed experience of charming forest trail.

If you always wanted to try your hand at riding, there is no shortage of opportunities in Charlottesville with multiple convenient locations offering lessons for all ages and all riding levels. Many stables offer boarding packages which make a move to Charlottesville convenient for those who have their own horses and are looking to board them close by.

There is no better way to spend a picturesque Charlottesville afternoon than traversing a beautiful scenic trail on horseback, an activity that has long been a popular pastime for residents of this gorgeous Virginia locale.


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