Horseback Riding

The Greenway Stables is a family-friendly working horse farm, owned and operated by the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Situated on over 2,100 acres featuring 12 miles of equestrian trails, the Greenway Stables is a true area treasure. From September - May, choose from guided trail rides, private and group riding lessons, lead line horse rides and more.

What We Offer:

Adopt-a-Horse

Our Adopt-A-Horse program is currently full. Please complete the application below to be added to the waitlist.

The Anne Springs Close Greenway Adopt-a-Horse program is designed to allow equine lovers a chance to adopt a horse for three hours one day each week during the period of September through May. Riders must meet several criteria for the adoption program and demonstrate their riding abilities prior to being allowed entrance into the program.  

Program Qualifications:

  • Riders must have been on at least three guided trail rides
  • Riders must have taken at least one private riding lesson to demonstrate their riding ability
  • Riders must know how to groom, bridle and saddle a horse
  • Riders must be familiar with the Greenway horse trail system
  • Riders under the age of 18 must ride with an approved adult or ride only in the ring (when available) with approved adult supervision.
  • Program participant MUST be a Greenway member
  • Weight Limit per rider is 250lbs

Program Times (choose a monthly session):
Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays each month, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Fees:
$100 per month  (Members Only)

Click Here to Be Added to the Waitlist

Equestrian Summer Camps

Greenway Equestrian Day Camps

Weeklong equestrian day camps on the Greenway are offered during the summer and offer a variety of riding disciplines for riders of various skill levels. Campers will work on riding skills, trail work and equestrian arts and crafts projects. Campers will also perform their newly acquired skills for family and friends on Fridays.

Camps are held:
Monday-Wednesday 8:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12:00pm

For kids ages 8-14

Camp activities include:

  • Grooming, feeding and care of horses
  • Riding instruction and techniques for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders
  • Recreational riding and games
  • Graduation demonstrations for family and friends 

Springmaid Mountain Horse Camps

Week-long Residence Camps are offered at Springmaid Mountain Resort during the month of July.  Campers, from Novice to Advanced levels, will improve their horsemanship and riding skills while making new friends who share their passion for horses. Groups include:

NOVICE (WESTERN): campers will be introduced to horses and learn safety procedures around the barn. They will learn to groom, saddle and ride independently.

INTERMEDIATE (WESTERN): Campers will quickly review all skills from the novice group and will progress to slightly more advanced horses and exercises. They will also learn to ride at a slightly faster pace and begin to refine control of the horse. 

ADVANCED (ENGLISH OVER FENCES): For campers who have mastered Intermediate English skills and are ready to go over (or are already sailing over) fences.  This level requires a letter from trainer/instructor if camper is not a Greenway Stables rider.

All groups will play games, learn parts of a horse, saddles and bridles, and will have 3 meals each day. As opportunities arise, campers will be able to help with farm chores, watch a horse get new shoes or see the veterinarian in action! We will do our best (before camp begins) to place campers in the group where they will be able to learn and improve the most. However, campers may be moved to a more suitable group at the discretion of the Camp Director. In addition to everything Equine, campers will enjoy hiking, tubing, group games, an overnight camp out (weather permitting), many more outdoor activities and a dance on Friday night. Campers will perform a demonstration at 10 am on Saturday morning. Parents are responsible for transportation.

Horse Boarding

All horse boarding is currently full.

Please complete the Horse Boarding Interest Form below to be added to our waitlist.

Horse boarding is offered at the barn on Highway 160 and in pastures around the property, which are soil tested annually, fertilized and seeded as required. The Greenway grows and stores its own hay.

Pasture Boarding at the Horse Barn ($415 per month):

  • Horses are fed grain twice daily
  • Run-in shelter
  • Winter hay
  • Tack shed accessibility
  • Annual Greenway membership and access to trail system included
  • Use of the outdoor and indoor riding rings when available

Pasture Boarding at the Dairy Barn ($285 per month)

  • Winter hay
  • Annual Greenway membership and access to trail system included
  • Use of the outdoor riding rings when available

Trailer Storage: $40

Horse Boarding Interest Form

Group Riding Lessons

Registration for the Spring session will open February 15th at 9:00am.

Group Lessons teach riders about horse care and horsemanship, including how to groom, bridle, saddle and basic riding techniques in an eight-week lesson program. They are offered as an eight-week package throughout the Spring & Fall.

Classes for children 8 and older:
March - May and September - October
Mondays and Wednesdays
4:00pm-5:00pm |  5:15pm-6:15pm | 6:30pm-7:30pm

Classes for adults:
Tuesdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm

Fees (per eight lessons): Members $200, Non-Members $225

Register for Children's Lessons

Register for Adult Lessons

Trailering In (Day Riding)

Trailering in your own horse to go day riding is available on the Anne Springs Close Greenway during normal hours of operation (7:00am to sunset), Monday-Thursday to the members and the general public and Friday - Sunday to members only.

Greenway members or daily visitors who are trailering in their horses for a day ride need to enter at the Lake Haigler Entrance, 2573 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill. They will need to bring a copy of their horse’s current Coggins Test. 

Visitors will need to pay the day ride and entrance fee of $15 per rider/horse. The gates are unlocked by 7:00-7:30 a.m. (seasonally) and locked at sunset. Riders should check the website and/or call the trail hotline at 803.547.1019 to make sure the horse trails are open prior to arrival. 

Guided Trail Rides

Guided trail rides will go on sale at 9:00am on the 15th of each month for the following month.

Guided trail rides are led by a member of the equestrian staff and are available on Saturdays, September to May, from 9:00am-10:30am and from 11:00am-12:00pm. Please note afternoon rides are limited to six riders.

Riders must be at least 8 years of age.** All riders must wear closed-toe shoes. We recommend riders wear long pants. All riders must wear helmets and the Anne Springs Close Greenway provides helmets. Riders should arrive 15-minutes prior to the trail ride.

**Weight limit per rider is 250 lbs.

Fees:
1-Hour Ride: Members $55; Non-Members $60

1.5-Hour Ride: Members $65; Non-Members $70

Registration:
Trail ride registration ends Friday at noon prior to Saturday's ride.  

Register for 1-Hour Ride

Register for 1.5 Hour Ride

Please contact Guest Services at info@ascgreenway.org or 803.547.4575 with any questions.

Horse Shows

Come meet your local horse community on the Greenway! Join us at our Spring and Fall Horse Shows. The public is welcome to ride or simply watch the entertaining equestrian classes. Open to riders of all skill levels, with over 40 competitive classes. Food vendors available for purchase. High Point awarded to English, Western, Walking Horse and Game classes.

Spring Horse Show - April 24 - Greenway Stables

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Birthday Parties

The Anne Springs Close Greenway is the ideal location for your child’s birthday party. With unique nature themes plus opportunities to customize, we offer an experience your child and guests will never forget.  Birthday Party packages are offered September - May.

Lead Line Party ($375)
Ages 3-8

This party bundle is designed for children ages 3-8. Celebrate with two hours of lead line horse rides, craft time, and a visit to see miniature horses, goats, and Rosie the pig!

Party amenities include:

  • Horse lead line rides
  • Cowboy hat & bandana for all guests
  • Paint-A-Pony craft
  • An event hostess
  • Indoor heated event space and an outdoor picnic area (no need to reschedule for the rain)
  • Tables/chairs (no rentals needed)
  • Refrigerator/freezer
  • Conveniently located restrooms

Trail Ride Birthday Parties ($425)
Ages 8+ (max. 6 people and all participants must be 8+ years)

This party bundle is designed for participants 8 years and older. Celebrate with a one hour trail ride followed by one hour access of the covered hanger for cake, food, presents, games and much more. 

To schedule a birthday party, please fill our request form.

Request A Birthday Party

Please contact Guest Services at 803.547.4575 for details and reservations.

Lead Line Rides

Lead line rides, led by a parent or adult, are available for children 8 and under on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30pm during the month of September - May at the Greenway Stables, 1046 Horse Road. Helmets are required and we do provide them. Closed-toed shoes required. Pants recommended. Signed waivers are required.

Lead Lines are $15/15 minute ride with $5 discount for members. Parent or adult must lead.

Preregistration required.

Register for Lead Line Ride 

trail status

Horse, Bike and Hike trails are open. Dog Park trails are open to dog park members only. 

Trail hotline: 803.547.1019

Hours: 7am - Sunset

Daily Usage Fees:
$6 per person | Youth (ages 5-12) $4 per person
Free to Members. JOIN TODAY!

Text GWMap to 515-55 to receive a mobile version of our trail map!