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Horseback Riding Policies & Barn Rules

**First time riders to advanced riders all love our beach trail rides** Outer Banks Riding Stables is excited to offer 4 Beach Horseback rides every for the summer season of 2022. All rides must be booked by calling 252- 515-9441.

***** SPECIAL**** Off Peak Promotion: December 26th to February 28th:
90 minute sunrise ride = $85
9:00am - 90min. = $75
Afternoon - 60 min. = $50
90 minute sunset ride = $85
** Ride times vary by the time change

March 1st to December 25th Regular Peak Season 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

For all guests with children 10 & under please read
For insurance reasons All riders must be at least 8 years old and be able to control the horse for the hour-long beach ride. All riders must be at least 10 years old and be able to control the horse for the 90 minute beach ride. Any child under 10 years old is subject to being lead-lined by the guide horse. If the guide determines that your child is not capable of controlling their horse they will convert the rider to a tandem saddle with a parent. Tandem saddles are available for children over 5 years old and up with a parent for an additional fee of $20.00 with a max combined weight limit of 250 pounds.

Our weight limit for riders is 250 pounds
This limit is enforced for the safety of our horses. We do have a scale and you will be weighed if the guide is concerned your weight is over the limit. If you book a ride and are over the weight limit you will not be permitted to ride and will be charged the full amount of your ride because we have turned down someone else who could have ridden.

Wearing closed-toed shoes and shorts or 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 – Helmet usage is recommended but not required. Due to Wuhan Flu/Covid 19 we are not currently providing helmets, but You can bring your own if you would like.

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 you may get dirty on the ride. On our 90 minute rides we generally cross over water and you could get wet. A change of shoes or clothes is recommended for your comfort.

Know we reserve the right to cancel rides due to high winds, heavy rain, excessively hot weather or unforeseen circumstances, but we will ride in light rain.

*Please show up at least 15 minutes early at the barn or Visitor Center to check-in. To get to the barn you will turn East from NC 12 on to Driftwood Drive. From there you go straight in to the campground through a set of metal gates and go straight to the back of the campground. You will see a big red barn to your left. Park in front of the barn and walk through the break in the gate to the left of the barn. Your horses will be saddling up straight ahead from their. 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. Waivers will be sent to you & you may sign & fill it out ahead of time by printing it off. If you cannot print it we will provide them at your arrival as well.

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 occasionally may be available, but the earlier you book, the better the availability will be.

What do we do if it looks like rain?
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. Rides that have done over 75% of the trip will be considered a full ride. 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 FOR EVERYONE'S SAFETY INCLUDING THE HORSES.

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 the full amount of all horse rides you have booked. If you reschedule & complete your ride within 30 days you can do so for a $100.00 fee for the replacement ride. 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.

**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!

Other Stable Programs and Events
Can I do a private ride so we can canter or have a special occasion? Private rides are offered for a fee. If you would like to schedule a private ride where you can run or canter with the horses or are just looking for a special event with your family or friends you can make your ride exclusive with just you and your guide. Because our rides generally sell out to make a ride private requires the following fees: For groups of 3 or less: 60 minute private ride fees are $140.00 & for groups of 4 or larger the fee is $70.00 90 minute private ride fees are $200.00 & for groups of 4 or larger the fee is $100.00 Private rides 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 are now offering the opportunity to bring your own horses for a phenomenal private tour through the islands and beaches while searching for the wild Spanish horses. Outdoor boarding is available for your horses on a short term basis. Call 252-515-9441 or email us at obxridingstables@gmail.com for more details.

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. Call 252-515-9441 for details.

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 & MAY CAUSE YOUR REMOVAL FROM THE RIDE WITH NO REFUND).

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.

Children – At all times, children under the age of 14 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.

Absolutely no Alcohol or Illegal Drug Use – Use or under the influence of these substances while at the stable is grounds for immediate dismissal without a refund.

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.