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Enjoy a Horse Riding Hatteras Island Journey

HomeAbout AreaJourneys to Hatteras IslandEnjoy a Horse Riding Hatteras Island Journey

Hatteras Island is a beautiful vacation destination with something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re one for the sand, sun, or surf, you’ll find it all in abundance here. It’s also a place that’s packed with opportunities for fun if equestrian adventures are exactly your style! The following three-day itinerary is a great place to start when you’re looking to make the most of North Carolina horseback riding fun the next time travel plans bring you to Hatteras Island.

Day 1

Once you’ve filled up with a hearty breakfast in the comfort of your vacation rental booked through Midgett Realty, you’ll be ready to head over to Hatteras Island Beach Horseback Riding for a day of amazing experiences on the trails. This company offers custom horseback riding tours through the Cape Hatteras National Seashore as well as the Buxton Woods Coastal Reserve upon request. You’ll enjoy the barrier island’s stunning natural beauty from a new vantage point alongside a knowledgeable and friendly guide. If you book the Buxton Woods Coastal Reserve option, you’ll spend around 45 minutes on forested trails before making your way to the open beach for a ride along the dunes. This is an outing you simply won’t want to miss out on while you’re here.

Spend Time at the Stables

After lunch, make your way to Buxton Stables which are found in the heart of Hatteras Island. This stop has been an equestrian staple in the area for years and upon arrival, you can pick and choose between on-site lessons or guided trail rides. The on-site staff are friendly and always willing to educate guests on how to keep horseback riding safe and meaningful alike. You’ll learn about how the animals are cared for at the stables and once you’re out riding, stunning ocean and beach views are yours for the savoring.

Day 2

The second day of your horse lovers’ journey to Hatteras Island begins with an early morning outing with Equine Adventures. This company specializes in custom coastal horseback riding experiences that are both inspiring and educational. The goal here is always to help guests connect with horses as well as Hatteras Island’s breathtaking landscapes. You’ll be able to see Cape Hatteras Lighthouse along the way and stop at the beaches you prefer too. Horses here are ideal for beginners and advanced riders alike giving everyone something to look forward to. Most tours are two hours long and reservations through Equine Adventures are required to make the most of the experience. No matter when you arrive this is an activity you can keep on your list because rides are offered year-round.

Day Trip in the Name of Wild Horses

Fuel up with an early lunch and then make your way from Hatteras Island to Corolla which is about a 2-hour journey via Highway 12. The drive will be worth the effort once you arrive and take part in a stunning Wild Horse Tour! Corolla is home to a population of captivating wild Spanish Mustangs that experts believe are the descendants of horses first brought over by Spanish explorers. Today, you can book a tour to see them in their natural habitat with many tours heading towards the sand by Jeep or Hummer. Afterward, make time for a stop at the Wild Horse Museum to learn more about these amazing creatures and grab a bite to eat nearby before heading back to Hatteras Island for the evening.

Day 3

The last day of your stay on Hatteras Island includes time riding with the team over at Hatteras Island Horseback Riding after breakfast. This company is loved for its family-friendly approach to North Carolina horseback riding on the beaches and through the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Horses are safe, calm, and kid-friendly, giving riders the peace of mind they’re looking for. There are family packages available as well as beach rides, custom adventures, and single-rider experiences too upon request. You’ll explore the southernmost part of Hatteras Island this morning, which offers up great views along the way.

Lighthouse Horse Rides in Buxton

The second part of your third day will focus on horse riding Hatteras Island adventures that are paired with stunning lighthouse views. Partner up with Lighthouse Horse Rides in Buxton which are great for leisurely outings, group adventures, or even therapeutic rides for children with special needs. At Lighthouse Horse Rides, you can also request a photo shoot with a horse after your ride, which makes for a great souvenir to commemorate your Hatteras Island getaway alongside family and friends.

Book Your Getaway to Scenic Hatteras Island Today

When you’re ready to turn your Hatteras Island vacation plans into a well-deserved reality, the team at Midgett Realty is here to help make it happen. Reach out today to learn more about our amazing accommodation options across Hatteras Island that keep you close to the places you can’t wait to explore while enjoying luxury, comfort, and impeccable style standards too. We look forward to seeing you in the Outer Banks soon.