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Coastal horseback riding with an experienced guide is a not-to-be-missed experience on the Outer Banks. The rides are delightful and invigorating, and help to connect guests with Hatteras Island’s beautiful natural surroundings. Experience a profound sense of freedom and adventure.

Of course the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and beautiful beaches are some of the top sites to visit, but visitors alike have named Equine Adventures as one of those “must do’s” while visiting Hatteras Island.

Equine Adventures FAQ

What is Equine Adventures?

Equine Adventures offers a unique horseback riding experience along the picturesque beaches of Hatteras Island. Established in 2001, riders can enjoy guided tours through maritime forests to the tranquil beaches, all while taking in views of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

What can I expect during a ride with Equine Adventures?

Expect a two-hour guided tour that begins with a tranquil ride through the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and the enchanting Buxton Woods. As you emerge from the forest, you’ll be greeted by the breathtaking shoreline where you can opt for a leisurely ride or an exhilarating trot along the beach.

Who can go on a ride and what are the restrictions?

Equine Adventures welcomes riders over the age of 10, with a weight limit of 200 lbs. Rides are tailored to accommodate both beginner and experienced riders, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all.

What are the hours of operation and how do I book a ride?

Rides are available year-round with varying times in the morning and afternoon, depending on the season. Booking a ride is easy—simply call 855-OBX-PONY or visit their website. Remember, reservations are required to ensure your spot on this adventure.

What else should I know about Equine Adventures?

The well-being of the horses is a top priority at Equine Adventures. They are treated like family, receiving excellent care, a healthy diet, and regular breaks. The summer schedule even includes a day off for the horses every Sunday, demonstrating the company’s commitment to the horses’ wellbeing.