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Appalachian Mountain Trail Ride

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Appalachian Mountain Trail Ride

457 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
Animals

Appalachian Mountain Trail Ride

Animals

Appalachian Mountain Trail Ride

457 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

I offer engaging and peaceful trail rides through the enchantingly beautiful forests just outside of Asheville, NC. At the barn, I will have snacks and sparkling water (alcohol only offered on the weekends). I offer mindful trail rides, focusing on breath, posture, ​and fun! I can accommodate beginner to advanced riders. I offer a holistic barn that places safety first for both horses and humans. *The rides are for riders of varied abilities, booking 4 to 6 riders. Rides are two hours from start to finish, with about 90 minutes in the saddle. We begin the experience by meeting and learning about our horses, groundwork and leading them to the trail which offers you time to connect and establish leadership with your horse before riding them. *This is an active experience and physically demanding at times. My weight limit for riding is 250 but you do need to be able to mount a horse without a mounting block.
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Learn more about Joy

Joy

I remember falling in love with horses at the age of 3. Growing up I would take riding lessons whenever I could, spent most of my time dreaming of horses, reading about horses, talking about horses; begging for a horse. As a teenager I finally had my own horse! My most treasured memories of this age are of riding through forest and field. Before college I worked for Teton National Park leading guided trail rides. Five years ago I created my career combining my passions for the outdoors, horses, travel, people, children and animals. I still ride, dream and talk about horses and beg for more.

What's included

Food
nuts and fruit
Drinks
a glass of wine or beer Kombucha or Iced Tea
Equipment
helmets, and tack

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Where you'll be

We will ride through the beautiful and historic area of Barnardsville off of Dillingham Road. The Appalachian farm trail ride meanders along the beautiful bold Ivy River, around beautiful pastures and up through the hilly mountain where you will experience beautiful views of the farm and pasture land below. You can also book a historic farm house that overlooks the pasture where my horses reside during your stay https://abnb.me/PEsGuKBn33

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Guests do not need prior experience but experienced riders welcome! I do have a weight limit of 250, plus please make sure you are physically fit enough to mount a horse without a mounting block-- there may be a…

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

wear boots, pants, layers and sunscreen

More tips

Wear comfortable clothes, pants that fit, and please feel free to contact me with any questions. I want to make your experience as peaceful, authentic and memorable as I can.
Joy
Appalachian Mountain Trail Ride
457 reviews
From Previous price: £63/person
457 reviews
From Previous price: £63/person
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