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Horseback riding lessons and camps in and around Huntsville, AL

Horseback riding lessons and camps in and around Huntsville, AL

Winston Churchill once said, “No hour of life is wasted that is spent in a saddle.”

That’s a pretty ringing endorsement for at least trying this beloved pastime and let’s face it, in today’s world we’re all on the lookout for outdoor/socially distant fun. Which is why we put together this list of area farms and stables that are offering horseback riding lessons and/or summer camps.

Cotton Meadows Farm

Located in Elkmont, AL, Cotton Meadows Farm is owned by Debi Crowley, an upper level three-day event rider and United States Dressage Federation Gold medalist. Offering group and private lessons for ages 12 and up.

Location: Elkmont, AL
Phone: (256) 679-3348
More Info: Facebook | Website

Cotton Meadows Farm, Elkmont, AL

Dixon Stables

Offering private and group Western riding lessons in a serene, safe, family friendly atmosphere. This facility has well-maintained stables and both indoor and outdoor riding arenas, trials and acres & acres of pasture riding. They teach all skill levels, beginner to advance, children AND adults.

Location: 24390 Bain Rd, Athens, AL
Phone: (256) 476-2667
More Info: Facebook | Website

Dixon Stables, Athens, AL

Flint Ridge Farm

Located in Huntsville, Flint Ridge Farm offers English riding lessons for all levels ages 7 yrs old and up. Group lessons and private lessons are available in dressage and hunter jumping.

Location: 3616 Maysville Rd NE, Huntsville
Phone: (256) 776-3635
More Info: Facebook | Website

Fint Ridge Farm, Huntsville, AL

Hampton Cove Equestrian Center

Located just outside of Huntsville in Hampton Cove this center offers many opportunities for horse enthusiasts to gather and share their love of all things horses. Riding instruction for adults, teens, and children is also offered.

Location: 6441 Hwy 431 S, Owens Cross Roads
Phone: (256) 533-7433
More Info: Facebook | Website

Hampton Cove Equestrian Center via FB

Oak Meadows Stables

This facility in Toney offers both riding lessons and summer camp and both focus on a comprehensive approach to riding. Students will learn how to care for and groom horses, how to saddle and how to ride naturally – including riding bareback.​

Location: 4527 Jeff Road, Toney, AL
Phone: (256) 858-5844
More Info: Website | Camp Info

Photo: Oak Meadows Stables

Pine Ridge Day Camp & Equestrian Center

The Pine Ridge Equestrian Center is located at the Pine Ride Day Camp facility, located just 20 minutes from South Huntsville. This center offers private and group lessons in addition to boarding and riding facilities.

Location: 113 Pinehill Drive, Sommerville, AL
Phone: (256) 778-9999
More Info: Facebook | Website

Pine Ridge Equestrian Center

River Rock Stables

River Rock Stables is a 73-acre boarding, training, and sales facility located in the Madison/Huntsville area. Trainer Kelly Arnold gives lessons that focus on safety and correct horsemanship while helping students reach their personal goals. Kelly is well developed in the sport of Dressage, having earned her USDF Bronze and Silver medals and works with riders with at least 1-2 years experience.

Location: 29146 Capshaw Rd, Harvest
Phone: (256) 216-5999
More Info: Facebook | Website

River Rock Stables via FB

Star HB Farms

Located above Drake Mountain, this farm offers trail rides year round, weather permitting. Rides are available for individuals or groups of up to 15. Additionally, they offer lessons for ages 3 and up as well as spring/fall and summer camps.  Reservations are required.

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Location: 4483 Juniper Dr, Huntsville, AL
Phone: (256) 527-5399
More Info: Facebook | Website

Photo Credit: Star HB Farms

Steel Prize Stables

This dressage equestrian center offering lessons, boarding, and training. Group and private lessons available for adults. Limited availability for children 12 and older (private lessons only).

Location: 125 Christopher Dr, Madison
Phone/Email: (256) 682-1200 |
More Info: Facebook

teens taking horseback riding lessons
Photo credit: Step By Step Therapeutic Horseback Lessons & Petting Zoo

Step By Step Therapeutic Horseback Riding

This non-profit organization also features a petting zoo and tailors horseback riding lessons, special events, and family fun to local kids.

Location: 266 Roy Davis Road, New Market AL (map)
Phone: 256-457-9064
More Info: Facebook | Website

Steel Prize Stables, Madison, AL

Twin Lakes Stable

Located just outside of Decatur in East Lawrence, this facility offers riding lessons, summer horse camps, and birthday parties. Professional and quality instruction for all ages. They also offer horse boarding and training.

Location: 868 County Road 322, Moulton
Phone: (256) 341-8517
More Info: Facebook | Website

Twin Lakes Stables in Moulton, AL

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