Customized Small Group Experiences
Daufuskie Island Trail Rides seeks to create private rides that are customized to the group. We will never combine your group with other riders and we do not have a minimum participation limit. We are happy to take out an individual or your group of up to six riders. Our staff are both experienced and trained to fit each rider to the horse and suggest the most appropriate trail that suits your group’s time limit and experience level. Our trail rides are suitable for ages 12+. Our horses can accommodate up to 250 lbs and 6’6” height. We offer both English and Western seats to accommodate the preference of the riders.
All offerings can include shuttle transportation to and from the Daufuskie Island Ferry Landing, about 1.5 miles from our barn.
Daufuskie Island Trail Ride Offerings
Oceanfront Horseback Ride
Available April – September
A 1.5-hour ride through the historic Melrose Plantation and along the oceanfront. Enjoy sweeping views of the Atlantic from your saddle. Please note that riding in the sand is limited because of sea turtle nesting season.
Beach Horseback Ride
Available October – March
A one to three-hour ride designed to accommodate all levels of riders from beginners to advanced. This horseback riding experience starts with a 15-minute walk from the stable to our private beach where we’ll then ride along the Atlantic Ocean often seeing dolphin and various birds along the way.
Follow the history on horseback throughout Daufuskie Island by visiting our unmatched sites. The First African Baptist School, the historic school house where famed author Pat Conroy taught, and many other unforgettable sites during this one to three-hour session.
Work with our team to create a distinct experience for yourself or a small group. We can do everything from romantic couples trail ride to small group team building exercises.