Horse Riding in Atlanta? Atlanta is a sprawling metropolitan city with many charming neighborhoods and homes in Atlanta, Decatur and around Emory University. There are office parks, restaurants, shopping centers and traffic in abundance! You may not realize, however, that you can actually board a horse or learn to ride in your own neighborhood!
Little Creek Farm is a 40-acre farm, located opposite North DeKalb Mall in Decatur and operated through the DeKalb County Department of Parks and Recreation as part of their “green space” conservancy. One of the last remaining horse farms inside the I-285 perimeter highway, Little Creek Farm is a calm oasis in a busy city. The Farm Conservancy recently completed a new 46 stall barn with an indoor arena and wash stalls. They offer riding lessons to children and adults in all levels, as well as boarding facilities. There are 12 acres of riding trails along a creek and through a wooded area.
A volunteer-run nonprofit organization, Stride Ahead, is also located at Little Creek Farm and offers equine-assisted programs for the special needs and at-risk population.
Here are a few other riding options that are ideally located in Atlanta:
- Vogt Riding Academy, located close to Emory University, offers instruction in vaulting, jumping and dressage.
- East Cobb Stables, located in Marietta, Ga , is a 3.5 acre facility that provides boarding, riding lessons, birthday parties, pony rides and a summer camp program.
- Chastain Horse Park, located in Chastain Memorial Park in Buckhead, Ga, occupies 13 acres and is operated as a non-profit organization with riding lessons, boarding, special events, and camp programs.
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