Please read our ride information with answers to frequently asked questions and important information you should know before booking your ride.
General Information- What You Should Know
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Please call 855-OBX-PONY (629-7669) or Book Online
Age Riders must be at least 10 years of age, 4'8" tall. We do not allow children to share a horse with another rider. We strictly enforce the age requirement for the safety of young riders. Helmets are provided and required for riders under 16 years of age. Please contact Hatteras Island Horseback Riding for riders under 10 years of age.
Weight There is a 225 lb. weight limit for riders. We strictly enforce our weight limit for the comfort of our horses. We ask that if you have riders in the 200- 225 lb range that you call to make your reservations. This will allow us to arrange for a suitable horse for all riders. We want to accommodate every rider but also want to look out for the horses health.
Experience All of the horses at Equine Adventures are beginner friendly. Most of our riders have little to no riding experience. We have horses to accommodate all riding levels. We do our best to match you with a horse based on what you tell us your riding ability. Please do not over estimate your ability when making reservations. We want everyone to have a fun ride!
Health Please be sure that all riders in your party are in good physical condition. If you have any doubt please check with your physicians prior to booking. People with back or knee problems, hip replacements or circulation problems shouldn't ride without consulting a doctor. Pregnant women CANNOT ride with Equine Adventures. If any rider has a questionable medical issue PLEASE check with your physician.
Riders with any concerns (physical, mental, emotional) should let us know before the ride so the issues can be addressed. We would like to make it possible for everyone to ride and we are willing to go the extra mile to make it happen. Please keep in mind that refunds are not offered if you decide not to ride at the last minute or cannot complete the ride due to health issues.
Gratuities Your trail guides never expects tips but they are always appreciated. Gratuities are at guest discretion. Your guide arrived two hours before the ride time to prepare and while you are enjoying your ride your guide is busy answering questions, adjusting tack, taking pictures, picking up dropped items, giving riding instructions and watching out for hazards on the trail and the beach. If your guide has gone out of their way - or just made your ride wonderful - you are welcome to show appreciation with a tip.
Active Military Discounts We offer an Active Duty US Military Discount for US Military personnel and their immediate family. We do not offer any other discounts.
Location We are located in Frisco on Hatteras Island. We are approximately 45 minutes from Rodanthe, 1 hour from Nags Head, 1.5 hours from Kill Devil Hills and 2 hours from Duck/Corolla. Please visit our Directions page for more information.
Bringing Your Horse We do not offer boarding or allow guests to bring their own horses to join the ride. There are other facilities in the area that do offer boarding for horse owners. Please visit Driftwood Ranch for boarding information.
What to Bring
Riders should wear closed toed shoes.
You will be most comfortable in long pants.
Bug spray and sunscreen is recommended.
Bring a SMALL camera - we are always happy to take group photos on the beach for you. No video cameras.
Before the Ride
Allow 3 hours in your schedule for the ride.
Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled ride. Be on time! We cannot wait for late arrivals.
Leave items in your car that you can drop and lose - ex. favorite sunglasses, car keys, wallet.
For other guests enjoyment and safety reasons we do not allow cell phone use on the ride. No talking or texting but you may turn on airplane mode and use as a camera.
There is NO SMOKING allowed here at the facility or on the trail ride.
Helmets are available for all riders and required for riders under 16 years of age.
NO PETS ALLOWED ON THE PREMISE! Leave all pets at your cottage or room. Your pet cannot sit in the car for 2 hours while you are on the ride nor can it go on the ride with you.