Horse owners and lovers of horses come far and wide to enjoy the guest horse and dude ranches located in middle Tennessee. Most ranches are designed for horse owners who can bring their equine friends with them to share in a western style vacation escape. Most are open year-round and offer varied lodging accommodations, boarding facilities, campgrounds, riding events, and concerts. There are also learning experiences and agricultural education opportunities available for young and old alike, as well as equine training sessions for both horse and rider.
The Circe E Guest Ranch – http://www.circleeguestranch.com/about.html
Nestled on the fringe of over 100,000 acres of uninhabited mountain land, the
Circle E Guest Ranch is a premier trail riding destination. It offers breathtaking views of the mountains, caves, creeks, waterfalls, an abundance of wildlife, and panoramic scenes of the valley below that displays four seasons of color. The Circle E Guest Ranch is in the Cumberland Mountains eight miles from Winchester, Tennessee on Highway 16. The guest ranch and campgrounds are 75 miles from Nashville, 45 miles from Huntsville, and 65 miles from Chattanooga.
East Fork Stables – https://www.eastforkstables.com
Board your horse and enjoy the terrain at East Fork Stables on Hwy 127 near Jamestown, Tennessee. It consists of shady forests, sandy trails, open fields, rock formations, waterfalls, lily pad ponds, and flora along river banks accessible only by horseback. The vast trail system ensures your journey will be filled with new sights and yet untraveled trails each day. Conveniently located with interstate access off I-40 not far from Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga, TN. Annual theme rides and equine riding events are offered that may include great food, music and dancing. East Fork Stables is closely associated with The Allardt Land Company that offers land for sale to equestrian-minded people. Both developments, Highlands at Big South Fork, and White Oak provide amenities making horse ownership easier and more enjoyable.
Clearview Horse Farm, Bed and Breakfast – Shelbyville, Tennessee
Clearview is a working horse farm located just south of Shelbyville, TN were the Calsonic Arena holds the Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration each year. You can board your horse in a Victorian-style stall, and lodge yourself in one of the horse themed rooms in the luxurious Bed and Breakfast Inn located on the grounds. There are various activities for the family; fishing, swimming, golfing, and trail riding. RV/Trailer sites with power hookups are available, as well as show size indoor and outdoor arenas. Clearview Horse Farm and Bed and Breakfast was recently featured on Tennessee Crossroads television show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zaZL4pnY7I
The Tennessee Dude and Guest Ranch – Dunlap, Tennessee
Last, but not least, the Tennessee Dude and Guest Ranch near Dunlap, Tennessee is a Christian bible study equestrian experience that is designed for new to intermediate riders (ages 8-10 years, and 11-15 years old). A week long, or two-week long experience is available, were each child is assigned their own Guest Ranch Horse to care for and learn with. There are only eight to ten campers allowed per session, so that each child can receive personal attention during each supervised lesson. Participants will gain in depth knowledge of horsemanship in multiple riding disciplines, and how to care for their horse daily, while learning medical, grooming, and hoof care. Correct feeding and nutritional equestrian needs are also taught. The TTennessee Crossroads television show has also showcased the Tennessee Dude and Guest Ranch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHkXmo469os&t=56s
If you are an equestrian owner in need of some vacation time and want to share it with your horse while enjoying the beauty of Tennessee, or just a young horse lover who wants to learn how to treat and care for a horse within a Christian environment, a Tennessee Horse Ranch Vacation is perfect for both of you.