Beach Horseback Riding

Barn Rules

Safety First Safe, considerate, and courteous behavior of everyone is required. Your safety, the safety of others, and the safety of the horses is our primary goal. If you see actions occurring that are not safe, report it immediately to barn management. UNSAFE BEHAVIOR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

All guests are asked to use caution when approaching horses. They are animals and can be unpredictable. Under no circumstances may you or anyone in your party enter a barn stall.

At all times, children under the age of 13 must be under the direct supervision of a responsible adult. Children cannot be running, screaming, and climbing on gates around the barn.

Be Kind to your Horse – Cedar Island Stables will not tolerate any type of abuse.

Dogs No dogs are allowed on stable property unless they're restrained on a leash. Do not leave a dog unattended anywhere on stable property.

No Smoking Smoking is NOT allowed in any part of the barn, stall areas, tack room, or any other enclosed or under roof area. We ask that you not smoke while on the property, but if you must, keep it to the front parking lot. Please dispose of cigarettes in a trash container when done.

Use a Helmet
– Helmet usage is recommended for everyone but not required.

Absolutely no Alcohol or Illegal Drug Use
– Use or under the influence of these substances while at the stable is grounds for immediate dismissal.

Notify Us of Any Accidents, Injuries, or Damages
– Please inform stable management if anyone or any horse is injured. Also please report any damage to stable property or equipment.

Feeding Horses – Our horses are on a strict diet. Outside food is not permitted without the express permission of the barn manager or owners.

Foul Language and Unruly Behavior This is offensive and degrading to you and the people around you. Help make this a place enjoyed by everyone by having respect for yourself and others. If you continuously engage in inappropriate behavior, you will be asked to leave with no refund.

Feeding the horses – Please do not feed our horses without first asking your guide or management. Our horses have a strict diet and their health is our top concern.


Horseback Riding Rules

  • All riders must be at least 8 years old for the hour-long beach ride, and any child under 10 years old is subject to being lead-lined to the guide horse.
  • Our weight limit for riders is 250 pounds. This limit is enforced for the safety of our horses.
  • Wearing closed-toed shoes and long pants are recommended.
  • Bring suntan lotion and bug spray and apply before your ride
  • Leave valuables in your car that you may drop or lose along your ride (sunglasses, wallet, etc.)
  • Helmets are available but are not required (optional)
  • Riders with any physical, mental, or emotional concerns should let us know prior to booking a ride so the issues can be addressed and accommodations can be made
  • Know that we may cross over water occasionally and you could get wet
  • Know we reserve the right to cancel rides due to high winds, heavy rain, hot weather or unforeseen circumstances

*Please show up at least 15 minutes early at the barn or the Visitor Center to check-in. Every rider must complete a waiver before the ride leaves the barn. Any rider under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by the child's parent or guardian.

Reservation Policies

  • At a minimum, we hold reservation spots with credit card information and we request a 25% deposit, or you may pay for the entire ride via credit card when you book. You may also pay in cash when checking in for your convenience.
  • We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.
  • We recommend making your reservations several days in advance to secure a spot before it is fully booked. Same-day bookings may be available, but the earlier you book, the better the availability will be.*
  • What do we do if it looks like rain?
    WEATHER – If we have to cancel your ride due to weather and we have not completed more than 75% of your ride, we will reschedule your activity, or provide you with a raincheck that is good for 12 months. Please call before your ride if you need a weather update at 252-515-9441. It often does not rain on Cedar Island when it is raining elsewhere due to the large bodies of water on both sides. If it is a mild rain or sprinkling, we will ride. WE DO NOT RIDE IF IT IS THUNDERING OR LIGHTNING.

    How do cancellations work?
    CANCELLATIONS – For cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance there is a $10 admin fee charged to your account. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the ride, we will charge you a cancellation fee of $100.00. We often have a waiting list for rides & must charge for no shows or late cancellations. Our guides also spend a great deal of time preparing for each ride prior to your arrival as well.

**Rain checks are vouchers valid for 12 months, allowing you to reschedule your missed ride for a future date. You may also gift your ride to another person. There are no refunds after a ride is paid for.

We strive to provide a safe and family-oriented place where people can enjoy the love of their animal. We encourage people to spend time not only with their horses but with others here at the stable.

Book a Ride now by calling 252-515-9441!