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Whitewater Equestrian Center

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Awesome rode with Caren

Caren and his team rock. We had such personalized service with history of the area and plants. We... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
via mobile
A lot of fun!

This was a great place to safely enjoy many outdoor activities. My teenagers did the ropes course... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Bridget W
Hampstead, United States
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“great stories”(2 reviews)
Come ride a horse or Gem mine for semi-precious gems. The Horseback rides are guided through the trails while you are showed and explained the different plants and stories along the ride. Looking forward to meeting and riding or gem mining with you.
6420 Whitewater Rd, Sapphire, NC 28774-5540
+1 828-966-9646
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Caren and his team rock. We had such personalized service with history of the area and plants. We went with our Daighter and her husband and our two granddaughters 7 and almost four. Such a positive first experience for our girls. We will be back!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This was a great place to safely enjoy many outdoor activities. My teenagers did the ropes course and zip line and really had a great time!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bridget W
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

My family is staying here in the area and love working with the staff at the Resort. We checked in and my 7 year old immediately wanted to go ride horses(her world is horse this n that) as we live 6 hours away on the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
7  Thank Kimber B
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure of stopping in to visit resident cowboy Mr Hinkle and staff for an amazing ride adjoining the Jocassee Gorges and Nantahala National Forest in an amazing facility where an hour is $60 and hour and a half $80. Great for kids...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank SaltLifeAdventurer
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I agree with all the other reviews. This is a must do on your vacation. The owner and his horses are amazing. Great stories along the trail. A true treasure.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Dede R
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Little on the expensive side but this was high on the kids todo list. Friendly staff. They allowed my 4yr to do the trail ride vs usually at other places she just gets to do a pony ride in a circle. She was super excited...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank emilysettle
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this activity and truly enjoyed the experience. Friendly helpful staff. They prepared us well and the horses were gentle and easy to ride.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank scottlM9043MM
Reviewed 8 July 2017

If you like to ride horseback in the mountains, deep into the temperate rainforest near Highlands/Cashiers, NC and get some education along the way, this is a great trail ride. The owner is an old hand and has great stories to tell about the history...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Ed B
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Wow, very friendly owner. Called us night before to set up time the next day. Greeted us as we drove up the drive. The owner Karyen and the horse hand went above and beyond hospitality. This was my daughter's first trail ride (6yrs old) and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Mark M
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I was here on Veteran's Day Weekend 2016. We met the owner Kayren and our guide was Caitlyn. They could not have been nicer folks. My two children (7 and 10) took their first trail ride here, the horses were well behaved and they are...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank soldier_21A
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Debbi H
23 June 2018|
Response from SaltLifeAdventurer | Reviewed this property |
No you have a trail guide
3 March 2017|
Response from o2bnchanted | Reviewed this property |
The last time I rode it was 65$ for 1 1/2 hours. It seemed like a lot at the time, but the fun was a time we couldn't buy with money.So for us, it was worth every penny. I know during the off season they run on a smaller... More
5 December 2016|
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Response from soldier_21A | Reviewed this property |
Call them - they are always open. Talk to Kayren or Caitlyn.