HORSEBACK RIDING

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. 
OBX wild horses posing for photos

Welcome to The Outer Banks Riding Stables


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About Our Rides

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 surface 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 frequet to 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 and 120-minute rides will feature amazing water crossings between Cedar Island, Ship Shoal Island & 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 (by appointment only) all year round at Outer Banks Riding Stables. (Ride times are approximate only)

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 two 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 lessons are offered 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.
  • We offer pony rides for the little ones at affordable rates and a precious memory for your family.
  • Beginner lesson  & Pony Ride programs are now available by popular demand. Learn the basis of horse care, how to brush, saddle, halter, mount, and ride in a controlled environment with a professional guide. It's an excellent opportunity to determine if you or your child is ready for their horse.
  • 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. 
  • Children's birthday parties can include horse rides, pony rides, and horse care education as well. (call 252-515-9441, for details)


Book a once in a lifetime ride today! Advanced reservations are required.