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 Lesson Registration:

All spots are filled for Fall Group Riding Lessons.
Please utilize the wait list and evaluation form to indicate your interest. We will work through the wait list as quickly as possible.

Not at the beginner level?
Fill out the evaluation form for appropriate placement!

Guided trail ride and lead line registration will open August 15 at 9am.

We offer lessons for a variety of skill levels. All of our lessons, except beginner, are taught in the English style of riding with English saddles.

Level Placement

All riders who are new to the Greenway Stables program must complete an evaluation ride prior to placement at a specific level. Only beginner riders and riders who have participated in our program within the last year are exempt from this evaluation. Evaluations are 30 mins and cost $60. Request an evaluation here.

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Fall 2022 Details

The 16-week session will begin Monday, Aug. 15 and end on Friday, Dec. 9.

We will not have lessons on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 5). All lessons scheduled this day will instead be held on Monday, Nov. 21. We will have lessons as normal Sept. 6-9. We will not have lessons Nov. 22-25.

Your spot will be held for the full 16 week;  assuming payment. Payment will be made in two 8-week packages:

  • Package one payment due on July 22.
  • Package two payment due on Oct. 3.

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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 Group: $350 non-member/8 weeks
  • Strong Beginner Group: $400 non-member/8 weeks
  • Intermediate Group: $450 non-member/8 weeks
  • Advanced Group: $550 non-member/8 weeks
  • Private/Semi Private: $650 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 ride within the session, unfortunately, we are not able to make that up.

Private and semi private lessons are offered for all levels. These are a great opportunity to work on more specific skills, move quicker from one level to the next or just get some dedicated instruction.

Details

The 16-week session will begin Monday, Aug. 15 and end on Friday, Dec. 9. We will not have lessons on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 5). All lessons scheduled this day will instead be held on Monday, Nov. 21. We will have lessons as normal Sept. 6-9. We will not have lessons Nov. 22-25.

Your spot will be held for the full 16 weeks assuming payment. Payment will be made in two 8-week packages:

  • Package one payment due on July 22.
  • Package two payment due on Oct. 3.

Private lessons spots are scheduled at a time that works for both you and the instructor. Please contact the equestrian team to arrange a private lesson.

Youth Private Lessons (6-7yo): If your child has been enjoying lead line sessions but is now ready to start their riding career we highly recommend our youth private lessons. These 30-minute lessons are developed to help our younger equestrians learn to groom, tack (with assistance), how to mount/dismount, correct body position while riding and how to manage their horse on their own. Lessons are held at 3pm.

 

 
Fall 2022 Private, Semi-Private and Group Lesson Schedule

Exceptional Equestrians is a therapeutic riding program for area children and adults living with special needs. 

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.

To learn more about this program, please contact Paige Warren at 803.548. 7252.  To volunteer, please email Katie Herlihy.

Guided trail ride and lead line registration will open Aug. 15.

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

Register for a 1-hour Ride

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

Register for a 1.5-hour Ride

Registration:

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

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.

Registration for fall dates will open August  15 at 9am.

Register Here

Lead line rides, led by a parent or adult, are available for children 8 and younger on Saturdays with pre-registration from 2:30-3:45pm during the monthd 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.

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.

Learn More

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. 

All horse boarding is currently full.

Please complete the Horse Boarding Interest Form 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 ($99.25 per week):

  • 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 ($68 per week)

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

Trailer Storage: $10 per week

Horse Boarding Interest Form

Come meet your local horse community on the Greenway! Join us at our Spring Horse Show on May 14 and Fall Horse Show on November 12. 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. High Point awarded to English, Western, Walking Horse and Game classes.

Learn More

All equestrian camps at Anne Springs Close Greenway and Springmaid Mountain are full for Summer 2022. Continue with registration to be added to the waitlist.

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.

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 summer.  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) and many more outdoor activities. Campers will perform a demonstration on Saturday morning. Parents are responsible for transportation.

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

Cancelation and Weather Policy

Guided Trail Ride/ Lead Line

If we decide to cancel a program you will be notified two hours prior to the start of a program. If you choose to cancel 48 hours prior to the start of your program, you will receive a full refund. Cancelations made less than 48 hours out will not be refunded.

Group lessons

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 ride within the session, unfortunately, we are not able to make that up.

Youth, Private and Semi-Private lessons

If we cancel, we will reschedule within the session. If you need to reschedule a lesson, please let us know 48 hours prior to the start of your lesson. We will do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee.