Monthly meetings, trail rides, clinics, dinners, and other
events surrounding this sport. This chapter has re-opened
after 10 years.
American Horse Council
Country Horsemen of America
Horse Council Advisory Council (SHCAC)
Coverage of all equine sports. Features live webcasts and
The leading directory of horse sites on the Web.
Comprehensive community for equestrians.
Horse Country's Schedule of Horses on Television
Schedule listings of TV programs which include horses.
Mar Pedigree Query
All breed pedigree database.
T Farm, LLC
Our horse farm and managed stables are now open to boarding
horses. We are a full service equestrian facility located
between Calera and Montevallo in Chilton County, near Shelby
County in central Alabama, just 5 minutes from the University
of Montevallo and less than one hour drive each from Birmingham,
Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa.
Horse Classifieds and Stallion Directory
Equibus specializes in Equine Athletes. SELLERS: Free text
ads, multiple photo option, "click and print" Distribution
Flyers, great Customer Service. BUYERS: User-friendly, fast,
relevant searches. Global scope.
#1 Internet destination for everything EQUINE in the state
Free monthly horse training newsletter, covering everything
from "Horsemanship 101" to advanced performance
horse maneuvers by Josh Lyons and Certified John Lyons trainer,
Are you interested in learning more about
your horse? Whatever breed of horse you love, your level of
experience, or location, you’ll benefit from the educational
opportunities offered by My Horse University, an online learning
community developed by world-renowned experts.
Thought About Adopting a Rescued Race Horse?
Check out rerun.org on the web. As a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization,
RERUN's goal and objectives are to give ex-racehorses a second
chance at a productive life in new homes by first evaluating
temperaments, talents and physical capabilities and then matching
the animals to new owners.
Go to http://www.rerun.org
for information on the organization, pictures and descriptions
of horses available for adoption and sponsorship opportunities
to help them continue their mission.
Horse International, Inc.
A non-profit service for finding lost and stolen horses.
We breed thoroughbreds in Kentucky and Alabama with the goal
of raising another Sea Biscuit someday.
Breed Organization Links
Arab Horse Associaiton
Palomino Exhibitors Associaiton
Paint Horse Association
Quarter Horse Association
Foundation Quarter Horse Association
Horse Breeders of America
Open Horseman Association
Horse Shows Association
National Cutting Horse Association.
National Hunter & Jumper Association.
National Reining Horse Association.
United States Combined Training Association.
United States Dressage Federation
Riders of Alabama
& Trail Rides
Department of Tourism
Due to a joint project between the Alabama
Bureau of Travel and Tourism and the Alabama Horse Council,
detailed information, pictures, etc., are available on www:800alabama.com/yooa/adventure/horse.cfm
on a number of Alabama Trail Facilities.
The Wonder of Alabama
The horseback riding and trail information
was all provided for this site by the Alabama Horse Council
Destiny Bedford V Cash Memorial Horse Trail
Tuskegee National Forest, 334-727-2652.
This is a hiker and horse trail, no other traffic is allowed.
The trail was constructed and is maintained in its entirety
by volunteers- the War Eagle Trail Association.
14 miles of mostly wooded trail
and some forest service roads. Winds through the rolling hills
of the northeast half of Tuskegee National Forest. Dogwoods
are breathtaking in the spring and the wildlife is abundant.
Deer and turkey are often seen along the trail. Trailhead
offers a small parking area. See Forest Service for overnight
Directions: Off I-85, take exit
42 and go east on AL 186. Turn left on FS Road 905 (just past
the Forest Service office sign). Trailhead is at the "T"
of FS905 and FS906. Maps of the trail are available at the
Forest Service Office.
Rolling hills, ridges, sparkling
creeks, woods and timberland... organized weekly and
weekend rides. Day rides by appointment anytime.
(256) 359-4423 or (256) 810-2087.
NEW! 20 campsites with electric
and water (could double up to make 40 campsites), TONS of
trails (butts up to Reserve area), wooded and gravel roads,
23 stalls (covered), large arena.
Located one hour from Jasper and Tupelo.
Phone: Dennis Seale (205) 698-9005, Lamar County, 454
Seales Road, Beaverton, Alabama 35544.
Kelly State Park
Caude Kelly State Park, located north
of I-65 near Uriah Alabama. This park is located on the boundary's
of Monroe and Escambia counties. Take Hwy 21 north from I-65
about 15 miles you will come to the county line. There is
a bridge there. Just as you cross the bridge take the next
right. There is overnight camping, horse trails, swimming,
and playgrounds. May cost a dollar per person at the entrance.
Cowpasture Family Park
Located in Oxford, Al in the foothills
of Mount Cheaha Alabama central to Birmingham, Atlanta and
Montgomery and bordering the Talledega National Forest, Curvin's
Family Park specializes in horseback riding. With three major
three-day events scheduled for 2002 that attract hundreds
of horses, riders and campers on holiday weekends and smaller
rides anytime with just a few horses and riders enjoying the
mountain trials together on a day-off. There's plenty
of fun for the kids and adults like; a playground, fishing,
boating, ball, putt-putt, swimming, and go-carting (Additional
charges apply). See www.curvincowpasture.com
for more information.
Valley Farms, Rockford, AL
A commercial trail operation which provides
three organized rides in the spring and three in the fall.
The trail is well-marked with a variety of terrain. All rides
start at 9:00 am., only the mileage varies. The riding time
varies with the trail. Normally, trails are 8-10 miles in
the morning (2-3 hours depending on your speed) and 6-8 miles
in the afternoon (1.5-2.5 hourrs depending on your speed).
A hot lunch with a dessert of homemade apple cobbler made
in a Dutch oven in an open fire is served. The trails are
different for each ride. 3.5 miles northwest of Rockford off
of Highway 22. Rockford is 45 miles from Montgomery, 25 miles
from Clanton, 20 miles from Alexander City, and 20 miles from
Sylacauga. Arrangements can be made for group rides. This
is a managed forest farm with the trail rides serving as a
source of revenue. You set your own pace whether you are a
trotter, walker, racker, or galloper. Due to the crowd sizes,
parking is limited.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
of Dixie Trail Ride
Open Year Round!!! Trail Riding, Horse
Motel, Paddocks, Lighted Arena, Covered Stalls, Bath House,
Full RV Hookups, Canoe/Rafting, Swimming and Fishing. Located
in Troy, Alabama. Call (334) 670-0005 for more information
or visit us at www.heartofdixietrailride.com.
Hollins WMA, near Sylacauga,
KC Ranch & Stables
Double Springs, AL
Ken & Carol McDonald (205) 489-5474
River Canyon WMA (near Ft. Payne)
Marked trails? yes
Unmarked trails? yes
State or National Park? no
Approximate miles available to ride: 30-50
How many different trails: 3-5
Approximate riding time: all day
Description of Riding Area:
Beautiful, breathtaking views from atop Lookout Mtn. and also
of the Little River. Trails are wide, mostly rolling hills
with some climbs, some rocks, crosses the river twice. Trail
head has small parking area, but has easy access.
Directions: From Ft. Payne take Hwy 35 south. When you cross
over the Little River Canyon, take the first paved road to
the left (County Rd 103). Trail head is 1/2 mile on the left.
Mountain State Park
Pelham, Oak Mountain State Park has
10 miles of trails for horseback riding. They also rent horses
for group guided rides. It is in Pelham, AL. Their phone number
Riverbend Hunting lodge offers several
trails rides during spring and fall. The rides are in Marengo
County on 8200 acres and along a 5 mile stretch of the Tombigbee
River, a mile long sand bar and through hardwood bottoms and
open fields. The hunting lodge also has lodge rooms or bunkrooms
to rent. The campsites offer both electric and water or primitive
Directions: From Demopolis, Al. Hwy 43 South to Linden. Turn
right on Hwy 69 South for 8.5 miles. Turn right on Hwy 114
and follow signs to Myrtlewood for 1.2 miles. Right at fork
at Myrtlewood sign on County Road 11 (Magnolia Street). Stay
on County Road 11 to lodge 1 mile.
For more information contact
Riverbend Hunting Lodge, P.O Box 52, Myrtlewood, Al 36763
(334)-295-1166 or (334) 295-5842
email - email@example.com
link to web page - http://www.riverbendhunting.com
Kent & Donna Payne (205) 648-2334 or (205) 648-8010
Sportsman's Lodge, Livingston,
Has trail rides in the non-hunting seasons.
Please send any additional information you may have about
this trail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Choccoloco Wildlife Management
Shoal Creek Horse Trail System, Warden Station Horse Camp
Directions: From Heflin take Hwy 78 East out of Heflin. On
the East side of Heflin Hwy 78 bears left at a "Y",
in front of a Texaco Station. Go about 8 miles toward Edwardsville.
A large Brown National Forest sign will be on the left side
of hwy 78 just before Cleburne Road (County Rd 61) and also
a Blue metal building (Volunteer Fire Department) will be
on the right side of on the road. There will also be
another brown sign on the right Coleman Lake, Warden Station.
Turn left onto Cleburne Rd (County Rd 61) for about 8.7 miles.
This road will then become Forest Service Rd 553 when you
enter the Talladega National Forest. Turn right on the first
paved road (FS 500) after you enter the National Forest the
camp is about 100 yards on the right.
The Piedmont Loop is marked with Blue horseshoes
and is 18 miles. Due to the length and terrain, the
trail is recommended for conditioned horses. The Short Loop
is suitable for most riders and has White horseshoes and is
4 miles. The Sweetwater Loop is also
suitable for most riders has Yellow horseshoes and is 14.6
miles. Water is available for horses at creek
crossings on the trail.
The cost is $3.00 per vehicle. It has 45
primitive campsites and nearly 37 miles of trails. There are
pit toilets and drinking water available. This camp is sometimes
closed for the weekend during deer hunting season, so it is
a good idea to call.
For more information about the Talladega National Forest call
(205) 463-2272. Submitted By: Jimmy
Whittemore Farms, Jasper, AL
We are a working 580 acre farm with
an additional 900 acres available to ride, at this time we
have 12 miles of pristine, wooded trails ideal for side by
side riding, and smooth enough for any pace. More trails
are being added.
Multiple fresh water springs for watering throughout trails
and 2 large ponds close to campgrounds that offer water, electricity
, picnic tables, restrooms and they are plenty of primitive,
private campsites available for your stay. A bathhouse
is under construction.
Concessions barn open during major events Memorial Day
and Veterans Day Weekends that also include live band
on Saturday night with barn dance and lunch provided on trail.
Or you can book your own group trail ride.
Directions: From Hwy 78 turn north on 69 hwy and go
approximately 10 miles turn left onto Burrows Crossing Road
(at top of Blackwater Hill) go 1 mile turn left onto Forrester
Road go 1.5 miles turn left at Faye Whittemore Farms sign
(Home of THE PUMPKIN PATCH) follow road to big red barn.
Call Ricky (home) 205-221-7557 or (Cell) 205-522-4137
email at email@example.com
Check us out at
William Bankhead National Forest
There are 3 areas where horses can be
ridden in Bankhead. The Black Warrior Horse Trail System
that can be accessed from 2 different trail heads, Owl Creek
Horse Camp and Pine Torch Trail head. The Sipsey Wilderness
Area that can be accessed from 6 different parking locations
and the Flint Creek Mulit Use Trail that has 1 trail head.
The Black Warrior Horse Trail
System has about 30 miles of trails
and are all easy to moderate. The trails are marked
regularly with colored metal diamonds. The Pine Torch
Loop is about 11 miles and marked with yellow diamonds.
The Brushy loop is about 6 miles and marked with blue diamonds.
The third loop is about 12 miles and is marked with orange
diamonds. The Owl Creek Horse Camp is the only area
allowed to camp with your horses. The facilities at
the camp are limited and include a chemical toilet, hitching
rails and a pond to water your horses. You need to bring
drinking water. Camping spaces are not designated.
Owl Creek Horse Camp
directions: Route 1 – Hwy
41 South from Danville, top of hill turn right next to Cave
Spring Cemetery on Forest Service Rd 249. Follow this
road for about 8 miles, stay left at the FS 249 and FS 265
intersection, there will be a tree in this intersection. Turn
left on FS 262 the horse camp is about 2 miles on the left.
The horse camp is called Owl Creek Horse Camp and is primitive
with only a chemical toilet. No running water, however,
there is a lake/pond close by for watering the horses. The
trails are very nice.
Route 2 – Hwy 36 West of intersection with Hwy 157 past
Tack Store in Speake, Turn left at stop sign on county road
84, go about 4 miles turn right on FS 265 go about 6 miles
turn right on FS 246 then turn left on FS 262.
Pine Torch Trail Head
directions: Hwy 33 South from Moulton, top hill go about
2 to 3 miles you will see a brown sign Pine Torch Church.
Turn left FS246 trail head is about 1 mile on left.
No camping allowed, day use only. You can get to Owl
Creek Horse Camp by continuing past this trail head for 3
to 4 miles turn left on FS 245, go by the Brush Lake Rec.
Area and left on FS 262 the horse camp is about 3 miles on
Sipsey Wilderness Area
has about 13000 areas to ride.
These are old dirt roads that have not been maintained since
sometime in the 50s. Most are still in good shape and
usually covered with leaves. There are about 6 places
to access this area, but no designated parking areas.
You have to park on the side of the Forest Service road close
to some metal gates. There is usually plenty of room
for vehicles to pass after you park. No motorized vehicles
are allowed in the Sipsey Wilderness Area.
Directions to one parking area Hwy 33 South from Moulton,
after you get to the top of the hill go about 5 to 6 miles.
Turn right on FS 208 go about 7 to 8 miles until you see a
gate blocking an old forest road. Another parking area
is on FS 223, another one on FS 208, another one on Lawrence
Co. Rd 6 next to the Sipsey River at the head of Trail 200,
anther one is on Canal Rd at the head of Trail 201.
Flint Creek Multi Use Trail
is open to horses, hikers, ORV and bicycles.
It is closed to Wagons and 4 wheel drive vehicles. One
the weekends there are a lot of 4 wheelers and motor cross
vehicles, so I wouldn’t recommend riding a horse then.
During the weekday it is probably OK. It has a nice
parking area and a chemical toilet, no running water. There
is about 16 miles of trails. Loop A has white signs
and is about 11 miles. Loop B has red signs and is about
Hwy 157 NW from Hwy 31 just north of Cullman, go ABOUT 20
miles and turn left on county road 41 going South from Danville
(it's on a straightaway so it doesn't "sneak up"
on you. "Rocking Horse Ranch" sign there, not too
big though). Go just 2-3-4 miles and up a fairly steep curvy
hill. At the Lawrence County Line Sign, slow down and take
the very next dirt road (a Forest Service Road, just a block
or so after the sign, at a small cemetery, Cave Spring Cemetery)
to the right. This is a chert road, go ABOUT 4-5 miles to
a dirt road pulling off to the right as the road veers slightly
to the left (let's say the main road is at 11:00 and the road
to the right is at 4:00), at that point you'll see the BIG
parking area at about 1:00 right in front of you. Double Springs:
Need info: PH 205-489-5111
Fun for the whole family. Special features
of Seven Springs. Miles and miles of picturesque trails through
3000 privately owned acres of woodland
28 electrical and water hookups
4 fully furnished bath houses with showers
cost of trail includes a meal
concession stand open
professional photographer on staff to capture your ride
2 bunk houses, each sleeps 6, fully furnished
All horses must have a current negative coggins test [EIA]
conducted within the past 12 months. State law requires evidence
of test, please bring report.
LOCATION: located in NW Alabama between Tuscumbia and Cherokee.
Heading west from Tuscumbia on US 72 turn left on Alabama
247, go to county road 33 ,turn right, continue until you
see Seven Springs on the right. Heading east from Mississippi
on US 72, turn right on county road 33, continue until you
see Seven Springs on the left.
ADDRESS:1292 MT. Mills Road: Tuscumbia, Al.35674
PHONE: Toll free, 1-877-370-7218
E-mail: Seven Springs Lodge
and Breakfasts with equine accommodations LINK
Passin' Through Stables
Brewton: 6 Indoor stalls, RV hookup
Elect/Water, 3 story barn with beds, bath, kitchen, evening
wagon rides, motels and restaurants.
Lee and Wendy Merritt
1971 Shadow Hill Drive
Brewton, Al. 36426
We offer overnight boarding, camper
parking with utilities, (BYOH!) trail riding & camping
throughout 60 wooded acres with two small lakes. We are in
the process of grooming all of our trails. We are located
in central Alabama, about 30 miles south of Birmingham.
Directions: Take I-65 to exit 219, then go 1/2 mile east of
65 on County Road 42 (exit 219).
Our address is as follows:
13762 County Road 42
Jemison, AL 35085
Please contact Natalie or Jerry Egelston at (205) 688-1202
Submitted By: Natalie
or Jerry Egelston
The Yellow Horse
The Yellow Horse has over 700 horse hotels/overnight layover
locations across the nation listed on our website. We also
have over 150,000 miles of public trails.
Prattville: Indoor stalls, round pen,
outdoor arena. Space available for campers while stabling.
Vet on call, Motels and restaurants close by.
Ph 334-365-5898, Cell Phone 334-221-5898
Address: 1033 Old Ridge Rd. E. 36066. Interstate I-65 exit
179, 181,186. 10 miles North of Montgomery.
Horse Stuff Company
Cooperative Extension System
of Red Mountain Park
Birmingham could secure a recreational, public park space
in excess of 1,100 acres—an area larger than New York's
Central Park. Could you, your friends and family find a use
for more than 18 miles of new biking and hiking trails, a
number of multi-purpose athletic fields, a lake and picnic
areas, all within 15 minutes of downtown? Would you like to
have a say in the selection and planning of the park's features
and amenities? If so, help us make this all a reality by lending
yoursupport and becoming a Friend of Red Mountain Park!
Horseman's Council, Hocking County
Providing a network of communication among horsemen. This
has been a benefit to identify common objectives and develop
strategies to obtain goals. The vision/goal is to be recognized
and supported by equine organizations, individual horse owners,
members of Congress and federal officials as the primary representative
of the horse industry in Washington before Congress and the
federal regulatory agencies.
Horse Council Advisory Council (SHCAC)
Cooperative Extension System
The Wonder Of Alabama - Horse Riding
Have you considered
opening your farm/facilities for tourism?
Bureau of Tourism & Travel
State Department of Education
Public Library Service
Newspapers, Home locator, etc.
Department of Revenue
Department of Transportation