The Shenandoah Valley, and especially Shenandoah National Park, is known for its immaculate beauty and abundance of wildlife. The area offers many options for the outdoor enthusiast, including hiking, bicycling, fishing, camping and sightseeing. A great way to experience the beauty and serenity of the forest is to ride horseback in Shenandoah National Park.
Taking in the sights and sounds of the valley on horseback allows you to encounter Mother Nature in her most natural form. You will hear no engines except from an occasional motorist, no gears shifting except on the rare occasion of a passing motorcyclist. You’ll see few tread marks but lots of hoof prints. The only fuel that matters is the morning grain consumed by your mount.
The Bluegreen Vacations resort Shenandoah Crossing in Gordonsville has its own equestrian center and stable, where you can schedule a lesson or trail ride. The horses are sure-footed and safe; they won’t get spooked.
You’ll find few outdoor experiences on your vacation more exhilarating than riding horseback in Shenandoah National Park. It’ a great way to see the park. Whether you are a seasoned equestrian or have never come close to a pair of cowboy boots, you’ll feel a sense of awe harnessed onto a creature with such immense power. You’ll also find it calming as you get to know your mount and understand the horse is comfortable with you. And when you hear a bird in the distance, watch the reaction of your horse. Its ears will perk up,
You’re not the only one enjoying the ride.