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General Equine Links

Al Ranch Rodeo

Alabama Endurance Riders
Monthly meetings, trail rides, clinics, dinners, and other events surrounding this sport. This chapter has re-opened after 10 years.

Alabama Equine Rescue

The American Horse Council

Back Country Horsemen of America

State Horse Council Advisory Council (SHCAC)

Saddletude.com
Coverage of all equine sports. Features live webcasts and streaming media.

The Haynet
The leading directory of horse sites on the Web.

Equestrian Life
Comprehensive community for equestrians.

Baltimore Horse Country's Schedule of Horses on Television
Schedule listings of TV programs which include horses.

Del Mar Pedigree Query
All breed pedigree database.

Double 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.

Equibus 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.

FloridaHorse.com
#1 Internet destination for everything EQUINE in the state of Florida.

Horsemanship101.com
Free monthly horse training newsletter, covering everything from "Horsemanship 101" to advanced performance horse maneuvers by Josh Lyons and Certified John Lyons trainer, Keith Hosman.

My Horse University
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.


Rerun
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.

Stolen Horse International, Inc.
A non-profit service for finding lost and stolen horses.

TrinityThoroughbreds.com
We breed thoroughbreds in Kentucky and Alabama with the goal of raising another Sea Biscuit someday.

Breed Organization Links

Alabama Arab Horse Associaiton

Alabama Palomino Exhibitors Associaiton

Alabama Thoroughbred Resource

Appaloosa Horse Club

American Paint Horse Association

American Quarter Horse Association

McCurdy Plantation Horse

National Foundation Quarter Horse Association

Palomino Horse Breeders of America

Discipline Links

Alabama Open Horseman Association

American Horse Shows Association

NCHA
National Cutting Horse Association.

NHJA
National Hunter & Jumper Association.

NRHA
National Reining Horse Association.

The USCTA
United States Combined Training Association.

USDF
United States Dressage Federation

Trail Riders of Alabama

Trails & Trail Rides

Alabama Department of Tourism

Joint Project
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.

Share The Wonder of Alabama
The horseback riding and trail information was all provided for this site by the Alabama Horse Council .

Bold 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 camping permits.

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.

Cherokee Trail Ride
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.

Circle S Stables
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.

Caude 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.

Curvin's 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.

Hatchet 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 forestowners@caec.com

Heart 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, AL

KC Ranch & Stables
Double Springs, AL
Ken & Carol McDonald (205) 489-5474

Little 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.

Oak 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 is 620-3575.

Riverbend Hunting Lodge
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 available
to rent. The campsites offer both electric and water or primitive camping.
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 - riverbend@westal.net 
link to web page - http://www.riverbendhunting.com

River Trails
Sayre, AL
Kent & Donna Payne (205) 648-2334 or (205) 648-8010


Sportsman's Lodge, Livingston, AL
Has trail rides in the non-hunting seasons.  
Website:  http://www.alqha.com/trail_ride.htm 
Please send any additional information you may have about this trail to: webmaster@alabamahorsecouncil.org

Talladega National Forest
Choccoloco  Wildlife Management Area
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 Hill

Faye 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 whittemj@bellsouth.net 
Check us out at www.fayewhittemorefarms.com

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 the right.
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 5 miles.
Directions: Take 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  

Seven Springs Lodge
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

Alabama Wagon Train

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Overnight Stabling

Bed and Breakfasts with equine accommodations LINK

Just Passin' Through Stables
Brewton: 6 Indoor stalls, RV hookup Elect/Water, 3 story barn with beds, bath, kitchen, evening wagon rides, motels and restaurants.
PH 334-867-4166
Lee and Wendy Merritt
1971 Shadow Hill Drive
Brewton, Al. 36426

PBA Stables
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:
PBA Stables
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.
www.theyellowhorse.com

Tuff-E-Nuff Stables
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.
Neil Herrod

Shopping Links

American Livestock Supply

Bit of Britain

Bits and Bridles

The Horse Stuff Company

Jeffers

Libertyville Saddle Shop

State Line Tack

Tack Wholesale

Tractor Supply Company

State/Organizations

Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Friends 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!

Ohio 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.

State Horse Council Advisory Council (SHCAC)

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