• Opie: “Paw, what kind of bait are you putting on my line?"

    Andy: “Why, that's fish-catching bait. That's the idea, you know, to catch fish.”

    There’s such beauty in so many places around Mount Airy to enjoy. Adventure seekers will enjoy hiking Pilot Mountain State Park, riding down the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway or horseback riding on the Sauratown Trails. And like Opie and Andy, there’s plenty of fishing to be done or just relaxing in the comforts of nature.

    Are you ready to play?


Recreation - Equestrian

Bregman Trail Riding
1055 Julius Tucker Rd.

Pinnacle NC

Local Phone: 336-368-5740

Bregman Trail Riding and Stables is located in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina. They provide a full-service horse riding experience for the whole family with guided tours and a day of enjoyment and relaxation. Bregman Stables and Trail Riding is proud to offer the opportunity to ride horseback on some of the best trails available in North Carolina. Enjoy Pilot Mountain State Park or The Sauratown Trail on horseback, riding with a well-trained, safe horse that is ready to show you a whole new adventure! They also offer overnight boarding for horses.


Cardinal Riding Academy
1155 Wilson Farm Road

Westfield NC

Local Phone: (336) 399-7099

cardinalstables@surry.net

Nestled on a gorgeous 300+ acre facility in the beautiful Foothills of North Carolina in the community of Westfield.
We work hard to provide quality care and instruction to both horse and rider.  Offering Hunter Jumper and Western riding lessons on proven school horses for children and adults of all skill levels.
Additionally, we offer miles and miles of trails  with gorgeous views. We have trailer hook-ups, overnight boarding and cabin rentals through Luna Farms onsite for your convenience.
Lovely boarding location with special individualized care for your horse!
We offer horse and pony camp throughout the year and during the Summer months.


Ogburn Stables Ranch
5716 Ogburn Stables Road

Tobaccoville NC

Local Phone: 336-287-3361 or 336-983-2279

theogburnstables@yahoo.com

Ogburn Stables is a full-service boarding stable for both show and trail horses that has been in operation since 1973. They offer trail rides, host parties, provide riding lessons & summer camps, and offer special event rental space as well as a bunk house. Ogburn Stables was founded and is still family-owned and operated by David and Vickie Ogburn. The facility includes 73 beautiful country acres in the NC foothills, just a few miles from both Pilot Mountain State Park and the Yadkin Island Park. At Ogburn Stables, you will find true Southern hospitality.

The grounds include a large riding ring, a round pen, an additional covered riding ring, and approximately 30 acres of beautiful wooded trails with varying terrain. There is also a separate riding trail that follows the perimeter of the 73 acres. The stables also have a fully-covered pavilion with picnic tables, a grill, a playground area with swings, a slide, and a horseshoe pitching area.


Primland Golf and Spa Resort
2000 Busted Rock Rd.

Meadows of Dan VA

Local Phone: (866) 673-7802

reservations@primland.com

Ride into the sunset at Primland Golf and Spa Resort, a Blue Ridge mountain resort in the Virginia mountains with a mountain lodge. Primland offers overnight boarding and rentals for overnight guests who want to enjoy the stunning views on horseback. Riders must be at least 12 years of age.


Ronald Mosley Stables
213 Lindsay Creed Ln.

Mount Airy NC

Local Phone: (336) 789-2024

Located in Mount Airy, Ronald Mosley Stables trains Tennessee walking horses and provides private riding lessons and overnight boarding.


Sauratown Trails
1792 Pilot Knob Park Rd.

Pinnacle NC

Local Phone: (336) 325-2355

pilot.mountain@ncparks.gov

Known as one of the best equestrian trails in North Carolina, Sauratown Trails is a 35-mile path connecting Pilot Mountain State Park to Hanging Rock State Park. Camping is not permitted on the trail, but there are several locations that offer overnight camping and cabin rentals with horse boarding. Also, camping is available at both Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock state parks.