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Horse Lovers Love WNC: Trail Riding, Barrel Racing, and Dream Vacations at Horseshoe Farm


Experience the heartbeat of a working equestrian farm! Horseshoe Farm operates year-round as a professional equestrian farm where racing and barrel racing horses are trained and boarded. During your stay at Horseshoe Farm, you'll see these beautiful horses grazing the pastures, exercising, and practicing training activities.

Carolina Mornings, the area's premiere provider of mountain vacation homes, is the exclusive manager of the homes at Horseshoe Farm. There are five homes available for vacation rental on the Horseshoe Farm property - making it the ideal location for family gatherings, wedding, and retreats (click here to read more about hosting special events). Call us today to learn more about planning your dream vacation! 

Discover the Horseshoe Farm Homes
Each of the homes, The Barn HouseThe Carolina, Cowboy Cottage, Apple Cottage, and Grannie's Cottage, offer fully equipped kitchens, comfortable living areas, and private bedrooms, plus they are all pet-friendly.

The Barn House is a particularly unique place to stay: it's the upper level of the equestrian barn! This spacious, five-bedroom home features a stone fireplace and kitchenette in the Master Suite. Each morning, watch from the upper deck with coffee in hand as the beautiful horses are turned out to pasture to graze. The mountain views are incredible from this vantage! 

The Carolina is a brick home that features five bedrooms, a wood-burning stove, and plenty of indoor and outdoor entertaining areas. Families will love staying at Apple Cottage with its living room fireplace and eat-in country kitchen. For guests traveling with dogs, Cowboy Cottage is ideal thanks to a large fenced yard and screened-in porch. The cowboy theme is a delight for kids, too! An authentic mountain farm experience can be found at Grannie's Cottage, where you'll love the special touches like handmade quilts on the beds and a brick hearth in the cozy den. 

No matter which home you choose at Horseshoe Farm, you'll have access to the farm's public areas, including a gazebo by the pond, a covered bridge, a firepit, and, of course, a fence-rail view of the horses! If you're hosting an event at Horseshoe Farm, you'll love the restaurant-style dining room, dance floor, and arcade/game room that are also available for rent (click here to learn more!).

Barrel Racing Near Horseshoe Farm
This coming season offers several opportunities for you to turn your love of barrel racing into a theme vacation! A stay at Horseshoe Farm in Hendersonville, NC, puts you just over an hour west of two farms where they regularly host barrel racing events: The Double HH Ranch in Kings Mountain, NC, and Cole Creek Arena in Casar, NC.

Visit Double HH Ranch for a family-fun oriented barrel racing series every Tuesday night from April 2nd through October 29th. The series includes categories for PeeWee, Youth, Open, and Poles, plus on the last Tuesday of each month, you can compete to win a 200-dollar payout. 

Cole Creek Arena is home to several exciting summer events: the "Memorial Day Barrel Bash," the July 4th "Race for the Cash" and "Bikini Barrel Race," and the "Labor Day Barrel Bash." These events are loads of fun for spectators and offer big money prizes to competitors. Cole Creek Arena also hosts International Barrel Racing Association events throughout the year, including the state finals in autumn.


Trail Riding in Western North Carolina
A Horseshoe Farm vacation is perfect for folks who have the ability to travel with their horses! The WNC Agriculture Center in Fletcher, NC, offers top-notch boarding facilities. The modern amenities and affordable stall fees make this a wonderful place for your horses to call home during their Asheville vacation! Plus, the WNC Ag Center is located only eight miles from Horseshoe Farm.

Numerous hiking trails that allow horseback riding are located in the state and national forests surrounding Hendersonville, including areas of the nearby Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest. Several of these trails are accessible from Wash Creek Horse Camp in the North Mills River Recreation Area, located just nine miles from either Horseshoe Farm or the WNC Agricultural Center. A full list can be found on the NC Forest Service website. For the more adventurous rider, there's also over 550 miles of equestrian trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

Call Carolina Mornings today to book your Western North Carolina vacation in equestrian heaven at 

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