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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

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 OR have gone through at least one four-week session of group lessons
  • 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 participants MUST be a Greenway member
  • Weight Limit per rider is 250lbs

Program Times:
Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Fees:
Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays – $100 (Members Only)

Please email John Morris or call 803.547.4575 for more information.

Adopt-A-Horse Guidelines

Equestrian Summer Camps

Greenway Equestrian Day Camps

Weeklong equestrian day camps on the Greenway are offered during the month of June 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

Weeklong residence camps are held at Springmaid Mountain in Spruce Pine, NC, in July. Campers are immersed in a week of activities dedicated to developing better riding techniques and improving their overall understanding of horsemanship. A week of horse camp at Springmaid Mountain is a week of riding and fun!

Registration

To register your child for horse camp either on the Greenway or at Springmaid Mountain, click here or call 803.548.7252.

Horse Boarding

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 ($400 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 on the Greenway ($275 per month)

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

Trailer Storage: $35

Please call 803.548.7252 for more information.

Riding Lessons

Group Lessons

Offered throughout Spring and Fall, Group Lessons teach riders about horse care and horsemanship, including how to groom, bridle, saddle and basic riding techniques in a four-week lesson program.

Classes for children 8 and older:
March - May and September - October
Mondays and Wednesdays
4:00pm-5:00pm, 5:15pm-6:15pm or 6:30pm-7:30pm
Classes begin on Monday, September 9th

Classes for adults:
Thursdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm
Classes begin on Thursday, September 12th

Fee (per four lessons): Members $80, Non-Members $90

To register for group lessons, please contact Guest Services at 803.547.4575.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are offered to anyone ages 8 to adult** after the completion of at least one session of group lessons. Private lessons include English Riding discipline, knowledge about Tennessee Walking Horse gaits and increasingly difficult riding tasks for each progressing rider.

The lessons are taught by one of the Horse Barn instructors at a cost of $55 per one hour lesson.  $5 discount for Greenway members. Limited availability.

Semi-Private Lessons 

Semi Private Lessons will be offered to anyone ages 8 to adult** after the completion of at least one session of group lessons. Semi Private Lessons will include both English and Western riding disciplines.

The lessons will be taught by one of the Horse Barn instructors at a cost of $50 per one-hour lesson. $5 discount for Greenway members. There may be up to 5 children in each lesson. Limited availability.

Riders must wear close-toed shoes. We recommend riders wear long pants. Riders are required to wear helmets, and the Anne Springs Close Greenway provides helmets.

Contact Linda Turner for more detailed information about riding lesson options or to schedule private lessons. For questions, please call 803.548.7252.

**Weight Limit per rider is 250lbs

Day Riding

Day riding is available on the Anne Springs Close Greenway during normal hours of operation, 7:00am to sunset daily. 

Greenway members or daily visitors who are trailering in their horses for a day ride need to enter at the Lake Haigler Entrance, 1604 Highway 21 Bypass, 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 are led by a member of the equestrian staff and are available on Saturdays, September to May, from 10:00am-11:30am and from 2:00pm-3:30pm. 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:
Members $50; Non-Members $55 

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

Register - 10am Ride

Register - 2pm Ride

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.

2019 Fall Horse Show - Saturday, November 9

2019 Fall Horse Show Class List

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:

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

Please contact Linda at (803)-548-7252 for details and reservations.

Lead Line Rides

Lead lines are available for children 8 and under on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30pm during the months of September - May at the Greenway Stables, 1058 Horse Road. Helmets are required and we do provide them. Signed waivers are required. 

Lead lines are $5/15 minutes. Reservations are not necessary. 

Trail Status

Due to wet conditions Horse and Bike trails are closed. Hike trails are open. Lake Frances and Lake Katherine are closed to all water activities. Dog park trails remain closed. 

Trail hotline: 803.547.1019

Hours: 7am - Sunset

Fees:
Daily Usage Fee of $5
Free to Members. JOIN TODAY!

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