Sunshine bursts over the horizon, lighting a landscape so beautiful, leaving you breathless. Explore the loveliness of Sugarlands by riding their horse. Where ever you go, remember you are creating your own adventure. Whether you are a trained rider or new to horseback riding, just visit Sugarlands Riding Stables.
With a good trained horse to ride, you can visit vibrant trails. The trails are inside the National Park, and there is a guide to ensure you do not miss anything. Shaded, tree-lined trails, swishing streams, and views of striking hills welcomes you. You will cross several streams along the way with calm horses trotting in the water with ease. There are some rocky patches in the trail but the horses are sure footed. You can also go off the beaten path to discover amazing scenery under a blue sky. The guides make you feel at complete ease and so do their horses. Remember wherever you go, this is the Smokies and nobody knows the forest better than them.
Gallop through the trail and breathe in the fresh air. The leather saddle gently creaking under you make you feel like a cowboy. Spot deer dart across, or a bear climbing a tree. A flock of wild turkeys may cross your path, as they forage for food. We are a family friendly, full care and partial care horse boarding facility. We also offer horse training, and riding lessons with several different trainers.
Dr. James Blackert is the owner of Sugar Land Stables. Janet has been the manager since 2009. Her family consists of her husband and 3 sons and they are all hands on guides. She works in the Old Richmond Rd Vet hospital and knows her animals well. Their 40 head of well trained & qualified mountain trail horses makes for a fantastic ride. Their sizes range from 13 to 17 hands to meet the needs of all the riders. Due to the natural Great Smoky Mountains National Park terrain, the guided horseback rides are at walking pace. They do not want to disturb nature and the surroundings.
Sugarland Riding Stables Travel Tips
- Max. Weight no more than 225 lbs.
- No doubling up with Children.
- They have group discounts.
- You are most likely to spot wildlife on the early morning and dusk trail rides.
- You have to sign a Visitors Acknowledgement of Risk document.
- You have to wear sturdy shoes.
- The stables is out of the city, so enjoy being away from the crowded city.
Entrance Ticket Details For Sugarland Riding Stables
- 1 Hour - $30.00 per person 4 miles of wooded trails & mountain streams
- 1.5 Hours - $45.00 per person ~6 miles of wooded trails & mountain streams
- 2 Hours - $60.00 per person* 8 miles of wooded trails & mountain streams.
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16.27% of people who visit Gatlinburg include Sugarland Riding Stables in their plan
25% of people start their Sugarland Riding Stables visit around 8 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sugarland Riding Stables
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Sugarland Riding Stables Reviews & Ratings
This place is a must-see if you're in the area! The trail is beautiful! They also have someone take photos as you begin and end the trail ride, which is nice since it's less hassle than using your own phone. They sell the pictures on a CD or thumb drive, which is nice. Overall a great experience!
Our family had a great experience. We took a 7 and 10 yr old who were very nervous. The staff were great with them. After the ride of course the kids wanted to ride again. We were lucky enough to see turkey, deer, and a bear. I thought it was a great price for a great 1 hr ride.
My husband and I chose Sugarland Riding Stables based upon the great reviews on google, and we were not disappointed! They offer 3 riding durations: 1 hour, 1.5 hours and 2 hours. We did the 2 hour ride and it didn’t feel that long because of how interesting the scenery was! Beautiful hills, Mountain View’s, views on the devastating fire from 3 years ago and we even saw 2 bears! One was laying in the middle of the trail sleeping! Our guide, I can’t remember his name, but he was very insightful and kept good conversation. All of the staff was wonderful, they seemed to be short handed though, taking turns rounding up horses for each riding group, answering phones, checking in people and taking pictures. But they thoroughly seemed to enjoy it. My husbands horse seemed a little stubborn and caused my husband to fall behind our little group. His horse didn’t want to move at times and would walk him through the trees all throughout the trails. I chose this placed because of the amount of horses they had, and my thought process was that the horses wouldn’t be over worked if they had so many. (I believe I read they have 40?) Pricing is very reasonable, they take your pictures and give them to you on a flash drive that you can bring back for additional pictures to be added if you chose to visit them again, and it’d be discounted! I highly recommend!
Wonderful trail ride through interesting terrain. Streams and fairly steep mountain climbs. By far the best of the 3 companies we've tried in Gatlinburg over the years. Staff was wonderful. Very professional and great to deal with. Felt very comfortable with our daughter with special needs.
Our experience was amazing! The price is very reasonable since it's one of the only horseback riding in the area that actually occurs in the MOUNTAINS! It was beautiful! Our guide was very funny and very helpful. All of the workers there gave good advice and the photographer took very good pictures for my boyfriend and I. Overall very amazing experience!!
Is there an age limit for children. My grandson is 7Answer Report Abuse
Yes, children above 5 years are allowed. But, I am not sure if they also have minimum weight criteria. You can call them on 1 865-436-3535 to confirm.Report Abuse