Horseback Riding

The Greenway Stables

The Greenway Stables is a family-friendly working horse farm, owned and operated by the Anne Springs Close Greenway℠. Situated on over 2,100 acres featuring 12 miles of equestrian trails, the Greenway Stables is a true area treasure. Choose* from guided trail rides, private and group riding lessons, lead line horse rides and more.

*Weight limit per rider is 250 lbs.

Horseback Riding Trail Rides & Lessons

A Note Regarding Riding Lessons: All spots are filled for Riding Lessons. Please utilize the wait list to indicate your interest. Please note, currently, there are approximately 600 names on the waitlist with very little movement. It may be 1- 2 years before we are able to fill lesson spaces. We will work through the wait list as quickly as possible.

We offer lessons for a variety of skill levels and disciplines. 

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Pricing

Nonmember pricing is below, members get a 20% discount off this pricing. Pricing is based on the 8-week package:

  • Beginner Private: $335 non-member/8 weeks
  • Beginner Group: $360 non-member/8 weeks
  • Strong Beginner Group: $410 non-member/8 weeks
  • Intermediate Group: $460 non-member/8 weeks
  • Advanced Group: $560 non-member/8 weeks
  • Private/Semi Private: $660 non-member/8 weeks

Cancelation and Weather Policy:

If weather prevents us from having a riding lesson, we will have a horsemanship lesson as it is important that we are all well-rounded equestrians. Horsemanship lessons will replace no more than two riding lessons within a session. If you miss a group or beginner private ride within the session, unfortunately, we are not able to make that up. If you miss a private or semi private lesson and give 48 hour notice via email, we will do our best to offer a make up.

Guided trail rides are led by a member of the equestrian staff and are available on Saturdays, August to May, from 9-10:30am and 11am-noon.

Riders must be at least 8 years of age. Riders ages 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

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 30-minutes prior to the trail ride. Weight limit per rider is 250 lbs; only one rider is permitted per horse.

Fees:

Guided Trail Ride for 1-Hour: $70 per person, members receive 10% discount

Register for a 1-hour Ride

Guided Trail Ride for 1.5-Hour: $75 per person, members receive 10% discount

Register for a 1.5-hour Ride

Registration:

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

Registration opens quarterly for trail rides. 

Trail rides are very popular and fill up quickly, however, cancelations do occur. We encourage you to check back for openings.

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

If we need to cancel a program due to weather or some other extenuating circumstances, you will be notified two hours prior to the start of a program via email. If you choose to cancel 48 hours prior to the start of your program, you will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 48 hours out will not be refunded.

Lead Line registration opens quarterly.

Register Here

Lead line rides, led by a parent or adult, are available for children 10 and younger with pre-registration 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. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the ride.

Lead Lines are $15 per 15 minute ride with 20% discount for members. Parent or adult must lead.

If we need to cancel a program due to weather or some other extenuating circumstances, you will be notified two hours prior to the start of a program via email. If you choose to cancel 48 hours prior to the start of your program, you will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 48 hours out will not be refunded.

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. 

Equestrian birthday party packages are offered Saturdays from 10am-12pm and 2:30pm-4:30pm and Sundays from 2:30pm-4:30pm.

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Registration for Equestrian Summer Camp 2024 at the Anne Springs Close Greenway℠ and Springmaid Mountain opens December 4, 2023 to Friends of the Greenway and December 5, 2023 at 8:00am to the public.

Greenway Equestrian Day Camps

Learn more on our Camps page.

Trailering in your own horse to go day riding is available on the Anne Springs Close Greenway's Lake Haigler entrance during normal hours of operation (7:00am to sunset), seven days a week.

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 $20 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. 

Exceptional Equestrians is a therapeutic riding program for area children and adults living with special needs. This is a closed program. However, we are in need of volunteers. To volunteer, please email our Volunteer Coordinator 

Founded by Anne Springs Close in the late 1970s, Exceptional Equestrians is a partnership between Anne Springs Close Greenway℠, Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism and Fort Mill School District to provide therapeutic equine services for the local community. Heavily supported by volunteers, the Exceptional Equestrian program is a six-week program offered multiple times during the week in both the fall and spring. Participants may register through Fort Mill School District or Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism. The Greenway℠ does not handle program registration.

Horse boarding is offered at the barn 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 Dairy Barn ($74 per week)

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

Horse Boarding Interest Form

Come meet your local horse community on the Greenway! Join us at our Fall Horse Show on November 11, 2023 and our Spring Horse Show on May 18, 2024. The public is welcome to ride or simply watch the entertaining equestrian classes. Open to riders of all skill levels, with more than 40 competitive classes. Food vendors are on site. 

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