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Middleton Place Equestrian Center

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Address: 4280 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7200
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+1 843-556-8137
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Middleton Place Equestrian Center offers hour-long guided trail rides...

The Middleton Place Equestrian Center offers hour-long guided trail rides that explore the historic property of the Equestrian Center, Middleton Inn, the historic and the gardens at Middleton Place. Our visitors learn of the history, wildlife and fauna of the area while traveling on horseback. Trail rides are offered 7 days per week at 9:30AM, 12:00PM, & 2:30PM

For those of you who have your own horses, we offer day, week or annual passes that provide access to more than 6000 acres of maintained equestrian trails adjacent to our stables. Camping is available. Advanced reservations are required.

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Trail Ride AND Historical Tour All In One: WIN, WIN!

Great Location. Great property. Wonderful Staff. Incredible Horses. Fantastic Trail (as if you're transitioning between various habitats; e.g. forest, swamp, grassland, etc... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Great Location. Great property. Wonderful Staff. Incredible Horses. Fantastic Trail (as if you're transitioning between various habitats; e.g. forest, swamp, grassland, etc.) Educational (educated on history of property & plantation). Inexpensive. Awesome! This trail ride has become a family tradition. December is a GREAT time to go - its South Carolina, after all (no snow, just a cool breeze).

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

With a stay at the Middleton Inn, we had the good fortune to be able to take a one hour trail ride. The stables are in great shape. We were met by our guide, Ellen. She was super friendly & enthusiastic. She picked out the best horses for myself, wife and daughter. The trail went along the stable area, through... More 

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Reviewed 16 August 2015

Great ride amazing grounds great way to see a sample of the low country. Horses were very gentle and enjoyable to ride. Our guide was Natalie and she did a great job.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 28 February 2015

Thank you for the trail ride yesterday. We had to reschedule because of heavy rains the day before, but it worked out great. It was very peaceful riding through the woods, past the rice ponds, seeing wildlife. My 10 year old had her first horse experience. My other 2 teens had fun and it was nice to see them handle... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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Reviewed 21 February 2015

My fiance and I found Middleton Stables online as a wedding venue and we fell in love with it! Living out of state, we had to rely on emailing and phone calls to find out information. I initially started by emailing to inquire about available dates and pricing and was told that someone would call me the following day to... More 

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Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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Reviewed 16 February 2015

February 2015 My 10 year old daughter and I went on a 2 hour trail ride led by Mark and his 6 year old granddaughter. My daughter was required to wear a helmet, and I could if I wanted to. We left on time. During the ride, we learned about the history of Middleton Stables and the city itself. Mark... More 

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Philadelphia
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Reviewed 13 February 2015

My husband and I came for a two hour trail ride while on vacation in Charleston. We had great weather and got to see lots of alligators sunning themselves. Mark was a great guide and we enjoyed learning about the history of the area.

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 February 2015

It did take a couple of phone calls to make the reservation but it was worth it. After talking to the owner Mark, realized he has had an employee off for a long time and a little short handed this time of year. We were in from Ohio and he took us on a 2 hour ride and saw some... More 

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Reviewed 29 November 2014 via mobile

We utilized the online reservation service with a follow-up call to an answering machine. We arrived 45 minutes prior to the ride. There was no one in the office. The trail tour got back late and the guide informed us we could not ride because there were not enough mounts. I would offer the following: if you use online booking,... More 

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MiddletonStables, Owner at Middleton Place Equestrian Center, responded to this review

Paul R. Please contact me at 843-556-8137. I would like to discuss further the situation you described. Our online system does adjust for inventory so I hope to solve that situation if it is not functioning properly. I also cannot speak further to your review without your last name. Thank you, look forward to hearing from you. Mark McElheney More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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Reviewed 28 October 2014

What a nice surprise to find this wonderful stable in the heart of beautiful Middleton Place. The horses were not your typical "guest ranch" horses, and the leader matched us up perfectly with the riding skills of the guests. My only complaint was I wish the leader had some sort of sound system so those of us in the back... More 

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