Trail Rides

We offer private, customized trail rides for you, your family and friends.  Our basic trail ride lasts one hour, but rides of various lengths can be arranged for an additional cost.  All trail rides are led by our experienced stable staff, and rides can be taken in either English or Western tack.

Summit Trail Rides

Summit Trail Rides are offered during the spring, summer and fall. This ride traverses the beautiful mountains at the Summit of Greenbrier Mountain.

One Hour Ride: $80 per person

Picnic Trail Rides

Picnic Trail Rides include a scenic ride with a set picnic lunch in the forest. This is a great way to spend family time, celebrate birthdays or special occasions.

Two Hour Ride: $150 per person

Couples Trail Ride

The Couples Trail Ride allows for a private ride with your special someone. Together with your guide, you will ride through the forest, taking time alone to enjoy scenic overlooks, all the while listening to the tranquil sounds of nature.

One Hour Ride: $160 per couple

Sunrise Trail Ride

A Sunrise Trail Ride allows riders to view the sunrise from a beautiful overlook high atop Greenbrier Mountain. This is a perfect way to begin your day.

One Hour Ride: $80 per person

Independent Ride

For those who would rather ride on their own or practice what they are learning in their lessons, independent rides are available.  Members may ride a Sporting Club horse on their own in our arena with the Equestrian manager’s approval.

45 Minute Arena Ride: $30 per person  
A 20 percent gratuity, 6.5 percent HPF and a six percent West Virginia sales tax will be added to all charges.

To make reservations for trail rides or any activity, please contact the Equestrian Center directly at 304-536-3348.

How to Evaluate Your Riding Ability


A rider who has no or limited experience.  Those with limited experience may be able to post the trot, but cannot canter even for short distances in a balanced manner and without hanging on to the saddle or the horse. A beginner rider does not ride on a regular basis.


A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids and controlling the horse, and is comfortable and in control at the walk, the posting trot and short canters.


A rider who has a firm, balanced seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, canters and gallops) in open country, and knows how to use the aids in all paces.  An intermediate rider rides on a regular basis and may have begun specialized training such as jumping or dressage.


All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, the capability of handling a spirited horse in open country, and in-depth specialized training such as jumping or dressage.
PLEASE NOTE:  If you have spent time at a dude ranch or have taken a trail ride where you were allowed to canter or gallop, this MAY NOT MEAN you are a novice or intermediate rider.  These paces must be done in a manner where you can balance without hanging onto the saddle or the horse’s mane, or without having an iron grip on the reins.  You must be able to control the horse at all times and have the ability to direct the horse where you want it to go.  In addition, you must meet the other novice/intermediate criteria.