Knoxville Area Equestrian & Riding Stable Roundup

Knoxville Area Equestrian Roundup

A few months ago my daughter was, should I say, passionate about horses. She collected horse toys and decorations with gusto. She wore clothes and toted bags covered in horses and unicorns. She even had a horse birthday, complete with horseshoe donuts! Given her deep love for horses, nothing captured her heart like riding a real live horse.

We occasionally found riding stables throughout the mountains when my parents were visiting, but what we were really interested in was finding a place for her to ride regularly. Since I never grew up around horses (aside from riding at a friend’s farm during sleepovers in elementary school) this prompted a hunt for a reliable stable suited to satisfy the dreams of a seven-year-old girl. In the process, I discovered that finding information for riding lessons in Knoxville and the surrounding areas was no easy task! There are a lot out there, but it was a painstaking process to find them all and compare prices, locations, services, etc.

At the end of my quest, I decided that a Knoxville Equestrian Roundup would be a great resource for area families! Before you is the fruit of my labor (you can thank my daughter).

Riding Lessons and Summer Camps

Most of these locations are horse farms that provide an array of services: riding lessons, summer camps, birthday parties, horse boarding, show teams, and more than I will ever know. I learned in the process that the only real way to find your best fit is to pick up the phone and schedule a visit at one of these locations. You’ll get a chance to ask questions, explore the facilities, and meet the horses. But watch out…your children will find love at first sight! (Please note locations as this list covers both Knox County and Blount County.)

Topline Equestrian


1413 Cooper Lane
Knoxville, TN 37932

(321) 303-2105

Stone Gate Farm


8335 Beaver Ridge Rd,
Knoxville, TN 37931

(865) 363-6919

Cloverleaf Stables


6222 Brackett Road
Knoxville, TN 37938

(865) 386-9065

Fiesta Farm


1413 Cooper Ln
Knoxville, TN 37932
(865) 604-4863

Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding

South Knoxville Location
3312 Tipton Station Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37920

Main Office

11800 Hwy 11E
Lenoir City, TN 37772
Phone: (865) 988-4711

Elder’s Last Lap Ranch


738 Hopewell Rd
Maryville, TN 37801

(865) 984-2251

Hidden Hollow Farm


3818 Big Springs Ridge Rd
Friendsville, TN 37737

(865) 773-6285

Young Mountain Farm


705 Harold Dr.
Maryville, TN 37803

(865) 363-3444

Noah’s Ark Farm


1401 Midway Road
Lenoir City, TN 37772

(865) 988-7755

Riding Stables

This section is for those who want a riding experience, such as guided group trail rides or pony rides (for the littles). Most of these ranches and riding stables are located in the beautiful mountains surrounding Knox County, and offer a variety of options for different ages, group sizes, and comfort levels.

Deer Farm Zoo

478 Happy Hollow Lane
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 429-2276

Waldens Creek Stables

2720 Waldens Creek Rd.
Sevierville, TN 37862
(865) 429-0411 or (865) 429-0607

Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa, L.L.C.


909 Little Cove Rd
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 428-9398 or (865) 428-2251

Davy Crockett Riding Stables

505 Old Cades Cove Rd.
Townsend, TN 37882
(865) 448-6411

If you know of other stables or farms that could be featured in this roundup, or if you have updated information, please contact us at
[email protected]

*Please note: this information was gathered in 2018 and is subject to change. Knoxville Moms is not immediately made aware of schedule changes or closures. Please contact the business directly for the most up-to-date information.



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