3 amazing places where you can go horseback riding in Huntsville

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It’s time to saddle up, Huntsville. (Hampton Cove Equestrian Center / Facebook)

I grew up riding horses, and I could talk for days about the benefits of interacting with these beautiful creatures.

Along with being a fun and relaxing pastime, horseback riding cultivates coordination and encourages empathy toward animals. So if you’re ready to saddle up, check out 3 horseback riding hotspots in Huntsville.

1. Star HB Farms

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There’s nothing like riding a horse through an open green field. (Star HB Farms / Facebook)

Helen Ventress, HB Farms owner and operator, has over 30 years of experience. Along with Randy Sharp, she manages a herd of 22 horses and offers rides year round.

From ponies to barrel racers, HB Farms features various horse breeds. They offer trail rides for individuals or groups of 15 or less.

2. HayWire Ranch

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HayWire Ranch is the perfect place to host your daughter’s dream unicorn party.(HayWire Ranch / Facebook)

HayWire Ranch is a great place to go if you’re just getting started with horseback riding. They offer beginner, intermediate and advanced classes, as well as one-hour or two-hour scenic riding lessons.

You can also host your birthday party, wedding and other special events at the ranch.

3. Hampton Cove Equestrian Center + Stables

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Hampton Cove Equestrian Center can help you take your horseback riding skills to the next level. (Hampton Cove Equestrian Center / Facebook)

Located in Owens Cross Roads, Hampton Cove Equestrian Center + Stables offers horse boarding and a robust riding academy.

The riding academy offers private and group lessons where you can learn English and Western horseback riding styles.

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Lacey Muenstermann
Lacey Muenstermann
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