Guided Horseback Riding in Dillard Georgia

  Welcome to Dillard House Stables. Located in the North Georgia Mountains.

Reservations: 706-746-2038

Taking the beginner through advanced riders through beautiful scenic mountain trails. Our experienced guides will take you, your family, or group, along our well maintained trails. Offering you breathtaking scenic overlooks, lush forests, and majestic waterfalls.

Many things have changed since The Dillard House first opened their doors in 1917. However; the beauty and tranquility of the mountains remains the same. Another thing that remains unchanged is the famous Dillard House tradition of southern hospitality. Pam Thompson, owner-operator of Dillard House Stables since 1989, along with her crew of experienced trail guides strive to keep  this tradition alive. Pam's lifetime of experience with horses and 25 years in the "Trail Riding" business allows her the opportunity to offer a safe and enjoyable horseback ride for every level rider.      

Our Rides for Beginners through Advanced include:

30 Minute  |  One Hour Scenic Farm Ride  |  One Hour River Ride  |  1 1/2 Hour River Ride

Private Rides  |  Parent-Led Children's Ride 

  All persons taking trail rides need to be aware of certain requirements needed to ensure a safe riding experience. Dillard House Stables takes every precaution to pair each and every rider to a horse that matches their size, age, and riding experience. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone we feel would be endangering themselves or our horses by riding.

One Hour Scenic Farm Ride

This ride takes you deep into the   Dillard House pastures, skirting alongside the Little Tennessee River.   Enjoy breathtaking mountain views, and an abundance of natural greenery.   The scenic farm ride lasts approximately 50 minutes to an hour. Truly a family experience where children and parents can enjoy a relaxing ride together.   Winter months rides are by reservation only and you must get   conformation to assure riding times.

The minimum age required for this ride is 6 years old, and costing $50.00 per person. 

Departure Times:   9:00, 10:30, Noon, 1:30, 3:00 & 4:30  

      

One Hour Scenic Farm Ride

This ride takes you deep into the   Dillard House pastures, skirting alongside the Little Tennessee River.   Enjoy breathtaking mountain views, and an abundance of natural greenery.   The scenic farm ride lasts approximately 50 minutes to an hour. Truly a family experience where children and parents can enjoy a relaxing ride together.   Winter months rides are by reservation only and you must get   conformation to assure riding times.

The minimum age required for this ride is 6 years old, and costing $50.00 per person. 

Departure Times: 9:00, 10:30, Noon, 1:30, 3:00 & 4:30

One Hour River Ride

This is by far one of the most popular rides we offer. This ride takes you alongside of the Dillard House Pasture, then traveling up the middle of the Little Tennessee River, and finally making a loop through lush green forest and returning back through the river. About 1/2 of your ride is actually in the water. Please call ahead during colder months to make sure this ride is being offered.

The minimum age required for this ride is 10 years old, and costing $55.00 per person. 

Departure Times: 9:30 am, 11:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 3:30pm, and 5:00 pm.

      

1.5 Hour River Ride

This ride takes you deep into the Dillard House pastures, skirting   along the outside of the Little Tennessee River and then down the middle of the river for an exciting in water riding experience. Enjoy breathtaking mountain views, and an abundance of   natural greenery. This ride lasts a minimum of 1 1/2 hours taking you on the more adventurous trails that the Dillard House has to offer and allows you views not normally seen by any other means. This is a great way to see all the spectacular views that the Dillard House  is famous for.

The minimum age required for this ride is 10 years old, and costing $70.00 per person. 

Departure Times: 9:00, 12:30 & 3:00

1 1/2 Hour River Ride

This ride takes you deep into the Dillard House pastures, skirting   along the outside of the Little Tennessee River and then down the middle of the river for an exciting in water riding experience. Enjoy breathtaking mountain views, and an abundance of   natural greenery. This ride lasts a minimum of 1 1/2 hours taking you on the more adventurous trails that the Dillard House has to offer and allows you views not normally seen by any other means. This is a great way to see all the spectacular views that the Dillard House  is famous for.

The minimum age required for this ride is 10 years old, and costing $70.00 per person. 

Departure Times: 9:00, 12:30 & 3:00

  
1.5 Hour River Ride

This ride takes you deep into the Dillard House pastures, skirting   along the outside of the Little Tennessee River and then down the middle of the river for an exciting in water riding experience. Enjoy breathtaking mountain views, and an abundance of   natural greenery. This ride lasts a minimum of 1 1/2 hours taking you on the more adventurous trails that the Dillard House has to offer and allows you views not normally seen by any other means. This is a great way to see all the spectacular views that the Dillard House  is famous for.

The minimum age required for this ride is 10 years old, and costing $70.00 per person. 

Departure Times: 9:00, 12:30 & 3:00

  
30 Minute Ride

For people on the go, with limited time, we offer this ride, giving you a   taste of the beautiful scenery Dillard House Stables has to offer. This quick ride takes you out   into the Dillard House Pastures, allowing you a magnificent view of the beautiful Georgia   mountains and countryside.    This ride leaves out on an "availability only" schedule on weekends (when we have horses   available and not reserved for scheduled rides), and by reservation only to guarantee your   ride during the week. Please feel free to stop by the stables anytime your in the area, and   interested in taking this ride, we will try our best to fit you in.For people on the go, with limited time, we offer this ride, giving you a   taste of the beautiful scenery Dillard House Stables has to offer. This quick ride takes you out   into the Dillard House Pastures, allowing you a magnificent view of the beautiful Georgia mountains and countryside.

This ride leaves out on an "availability only" schedule on weekends (when we have horses   available and not reserved for scheduled rides), and by reservation only to guarantee your ride during the week. Please feel free to stop by the stables anytime your in the area, and   interested in taking this ride, we will try our best to fit you in.

The minimum age required for this ride is 6 years old, and costing $35.00 per person. 

Departure Times: When horses are available

      

Private Horseback Rides

Private rides are available for you and your family or friends simply by calling at least 3 days in advance. Minimum of 2 riders Please.

One Hour Scenic Farm Ride $70.00 per person

One Hour River Ride $75.00 per person

1 - Hour River Ride $90.00 per person

Parent-Led Children’s Ride

This ride can be parent led, when horses are available.

The minimum age required for this ride is 3 years old, and costing $20.00 per child. 

Departure Times: When horses are available

Children’s Ring Ride

This ride can be parent led, when horses are available.

The minimum age required for this ride is 3 years old, and costing $20.00 per child. 

Departure Times: When herses are available

Private Horseback Rides

Private rides are available for you and your family or friends simply by calling at least 3 days in advance. Minimum of 2 riders Please.

One Hour Scenic Farm Ride $70.00 per person

One Hour River Ride $75.00 per person

1 - Hour River Ride $90.00 per person

Children’s Ring Ride

This ride can be parent led, when horses are available.

The minimum age required for this ride is 3 years old, and costing $20.00 per child. 

Departure Times: When herses are available

Parent-Led Children’s Ride

This ride can be parent led, when horses are available.

The minimum age required for this ride is 3 years old, and costing $20.00 per child. 

Departure Times: When horses are available

Prices of rides do not include tips

Contact Us

Direct Line for Reservations:

706-746-2038

  

Online Reservation: 

dillardhousestables@yahoo.com 

   

   

After hours contact the 

Stable Manager, Pam Thompson

706-490-3194

  

ALL Reservations MUST be made during business hours!

      

Important Information Answered

This page contains detailed information and restrictions that apply to our rides. 

Please carefully read all information below!

  

Our horses are highly trained to safely carry the first-time rider as well as the more advanced equestrian. We make every attempt to explain all aspects of trail riding and safety management for both the riders and the horses. All age requirements are mandatory, and must be strictly observed for the safety and well being of your children. Please DO NOT try to mislead your trail guide as to the actual age of your child. The age requirements are based on average ability to be able to comprehend handling a horse by themselves. NO ride is worth  your child's safety, so please follow this guideline! Our horses are professionally trained, and every safety precaution is taken into consideration, but you must be aware horses are unpredictable animals, and there is always inherent risk taken when horseback ridding. These rules are for your safety as well as our horses, please do not put yourself or someone else at risk by careless behavior.

  • Reservations Cancellations Policy

    2 hour minimum cancellation notice is required on all reservations! Failure to give us the required notification on canceling a ride or reducing the number of riders that were reserved will result in your being billed for the total amount of the riders in your reservation!

  • Unexpected Closing Due to Bad Weather

    On occasion we experience unexpected weather that forces us to close such as lightning storms or snow storms. Once we close due to bad weather we do not usually reopen that day as most of our guides live distances to far to expect their returning to work to complete the day. Please check with the stables at (706) 746-2038 at least 2 hours prior to your ride to make sure we are still riding. This does not happen very often but we want to make sure you do not get disappointed by our having to close due to bad weather!

  • We Tailor Your Ride Based off Experience

    We go to great lengths to make your ride an enjoyable experience. Please make sure to attempt only to ride on your level of skill. If you are in doubt of your riding ability, do not attempt to ride above it. All of our rides are scenic and beautiful from our beginner through our advanced rides.

  • Mounting your Horse

    Horses are mounted using a mounting block, but you will be required to dismount to the ground yourself. If you have any physical reason that this would be difficult, please make sure to inform the trail guides BEFORE you mount your horse.

  • Weight Restrictions

    There are weight restrictions based on the height of the individual person. If you are extremely overweight your physical agility and balance can be impaired. Please do not attempt to ride if you are physically unfit or excessively over weight for your height. We cannot mount riders in excess of 250 pounds under any circumstances! It could be unsafe and potentially harmful to you and our horses.

    Dillard House Stables takes every precaution to pair each and every rider with a horse that matches their size, age, and riding experience. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone we feel would be endangering themselves or our horses by riding.

    During winter and off-season months, rides are offered by reservation only! You must be confirmed to secure riding times. Please call the stables between 8:30am - 9:00am (706) 746-2038 the morning of your ride to check for the latest weather conditions and to confirm riding times. Due to weather circumstances beyond our control, we do not guarantee any rides during off-season times if there is unstable weather conditions that restrict us from riding.

    Although we will always attempt to take reserved rides out, we do not make any guarantees to ride on any day that the weather is unsafe or uncomfortable to expect our guests or guides to ride in. Please make sure your call ahead before you make plans!

  • Dillard House Stables Pricing

    Prices are subject to change without notice. Dillard House Stables is open year round weather permitting. Only pre-reserved rides are guaranteed the prices quoted at the time of reservation. Reservations can be made as late as the day before during off season dates, but you are advised to book early to better your chances of guaranteeing a ride. Any ride canceled due to severe weather conditions is refundable or exchangeable for a ride of equal value at a future date. No future reservation for that ride is guaranteed. You are responsible to reschedule your reservation to ride at a later date.

  • Double Riding

    No double riding...only one person allowed to ride on each horse.

  • Departure Timing

    Departure Times are approximate, and subject to change based on weather conditions.

  • Making A Reservation

    Reservations are suggested to guarantee horses and times for your ride. Please call the stables at (706) 746-2038 to book your reservation!!