**Riding season is here** Outer Banks Riding Stables is excited to offer 4 guided beach horseback rides every for the summer season of 2021. Also for the first time we will be offering a sunrise ride which will be a 90 minute ride that takes you right in to a spectacular Cedar Island sunrise. (Ride times will vary with actual sunrise times).
***All rides must be booked by calling 252-515-9441.

Ride times & rates are as follows:

90 minute sunrise ride = $105
9:00am - 90min. = $95
11:00am - 60min. = $70
Afternoon - 60 min. = $70
90 minute sunset ride = $105
** Ride times vary by the time change in the afternoon & sunset ride.

OBX wild horses posing for photos

Welcome to The Outer Banks Riding Stables

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About Our Rides

Take the adventure of a lifetime on a horseback ride through our pristine beaches! On the back of a horse is a great way to take in our beautiful shoreline and take the chance to see the wild horses that roam our island. Sunset and moonlight rides are even more unique, but any journey proves to make for an unforgettable memory.

Outer Banks Riding Stables offer an absolute must-do activity. With a unique beach and wilderness experience for horse enthusiasts from all over the world, our stables provide an exclusive experience for horse rides on the beach and the ocean waters of the Pamlico Sound. This undeveloped and pristine beach has spectacular view along the coast and miles of virtually untouched land to explore. Search for the majestic Outer Banks Wild Spanish Horses; they have roamed these areas freely for centuries. The horses are a protected herd that travels throughout the islands and are frequently at our beach.

Our horseback rides are designed to showcase the natural beauty of the coast of Pamlico Sound. You will ride along the water's edge in the sand. You may have the opportunity to witness wild horses, marine wildlife such as dolphins, sea otters, seabirds, free-range cattle, and different species of saltwater stingrays, or fish. Our 90 minute rides will feature amazing 1000 foot water crossings between Cedar Island, Ship Shoal Island or Hog Island, with beach & dune trail riding. We offer one hour, one and a half hour, as well as private rides every day of the week all year round at Outer Banks Riding Stables. (Ride lengths are approximate only) (By appointment only. We do occasionally rest our animals on Mondays)

The Outer Banks Riding Stables owners have over 15 years of equestrian experience. All of the guides are experienced horsemen and women who pride themselves on horse and rider safety. The safety of our guests is our number one priority! Our horses are well seasoned and will be matched to your riding ability. We typically take three rides in the mornings and two in the evenings because those are the coolest parts of the day, and because the horses need to rest during other parts of the day.

Other Stable Programs and Events:

* Private or group group rides are offered for an additional fee year round by appointment. Call 252-515-9441 for further details.
* Weddings are now offered at Cedar Island Resort & you can have your venue right on the beach. Incorporate a horseback ride with your bridal party or have the bride or groom arrive on horseback to the ceremony.
* Can you bring your own horse to ride the beaches?
Yes we now offer the ability to ride on your own throughout the beaches, crossing large channels of water separating the islands and searching for the wild Spanish horses. Short term outdoor boarding at the barn where your horses can stay over night is also available. Paddocks are 12x12 and separate from our horses. If you stay in the campground we can have you in a space that is near or even in site of your horses whenever possible. Rates vary for different times of year. Motel rooms are also available on site for those who want to stay and play. For a detailed explanation of the program please email For reservations please call 252-515-9441
* Do you have a special event? Let us turn your ride into something special with a fire ring and champagne waiting for you on the beach for an engagement, wedding, or anniversary.

Book a once in a lifetime ride today! Advanced reservations are required. Email us at for more details or call 252-515-9441 to make reservations.