Hilltop Riding Stable

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Hours of Operation

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday in Fall/Winter Closed

Contact

Bldg. 508, N. Range Rd.
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Tel:
+1 (706)791-4864

Military DSN Tel:
(312)780-4864

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Hilltop Riding Stable offers more than 250 stunning acres of trails are for horseback riders. Lessons are offered for beginners to advanced riders. Pony rides and organized trail rides for groups are also conducted. Included in Hilltop's annual calendar are summer and holiday youth horse camps, lakeside trail rides, horseback adventures and education sessions. Hilltop Riding Stable offers recreational activities, business opportunities, private functions, birthday parties and a destination for leisurely family pursuits.

Our new conference area is perfect for organizational days, off-site meetings and more.


2018 Hilltop Event Calendar


Note: Closed toe shoes are required while riding or leading horses and ponies.This facility closes for inclement weather with no notice (101F). A notice will be placed on the gates and all reservations will be called. Sponsored ID is required for military, DoD civilians and retirees. Children under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult on trail rides.


Voted best place for riding in the CSRA for over 12 years
by Columbia County Magazine!
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Birthday Parties

Hilltop Riding Stable is the perfect place for a fun-filled birthday party for children. Reservation times are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Party/group accommodations must be reserved in advance. Ponies are on pony carousel. Call today to make your reservations.


Cost:

$250 Sponsored
$275 Unsponsored
Extra horses are $36 each and extra ponies are $19 each


Parties Include:

  • 8 Balloons
  • Streamers of your choice (Outside parties will receive an additional 8 balloons instead of streamers)
  • 4 table cloths with your choice of 2 colors: red, green, blue, yellow, pink, white, purple and orange
  • 4 Ponies on a carousel for 1 hour (ages 6 and under with maximum weight of 45 lbs)
  • 4 Horses on guided trail ride for 1 hour (ages 7 and up)
  • Party location: Choose from 2 indoor party rooms and 3 outdoor picnic areas (some have grills)
Boarding

Incoming Boarding Information:

Hilltop requires the following for incoming horses 5 working days before arrival. All information can be faxed to Hilltop Riding Stable at 706-791-0010. Download the Standing Operating Procedures (SOP) for Boarding Horses.

  1. Coggins: Six months or less Coggins
  2. Shot Records: Eastern/Western, Flu, Rhino, Rabies, West Nile
  3. Wormer: Wormer is to be given when you arrive
  4. Date of Arrival: Horses may be brought in during normal business hours

Note: Availability of stall or boarding acceptance is not guaranteed. All boarding must be approved by the Facility Manager.


Boarding Fees:

Partial Boarding Package $400/month
TDY/Deployment Boarding Package with orders only $500/month
Overnight Boarding
Horses may be brought in Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Must have Coggins, 6 months or less; Shot records: rhino, rabies, flu, west nile and easton/western. All horses will be wormed – supplied by owner.
$45/night
Hurricane Evacuation Boarding $35/night
Shaving Package (5 bags of shavings per month with quick pick) add $50/month
Hold Horse (vet) $40/hour
Hold Horse (farrier) $40/hour
 Partial Boarding Package
  • 14% / 7% feed AM and PM feed provided and dropped (not to exceed 3 scoops per day)
  • Hay provided in stall only during inclement weather (day and/or night)
  • Water provided in stall
  • Quick pick of stall daily
  • Large pasture turn out sheds
  • Hay, water and salt blocks provided in pastures
  • Turn-out and turn-in 2 times daily
  • Quarterly worming
  • Sandblast (1st Sunday of each month)
  • Lit round pens
  • Lit riding arena
  • Over 20 miles of marked wooded riding trails
  • Trailer parking
  • Storage locker
  • Wash racks
  • Playgrounds / picnic areas with grills
  • Shavings in stall are not included in the Partial Boarding Package

Stall Shavings Package: If shavings are requested in the stall, an additional charge of $50 per month will be added to the above Partial Boarding Package. This additional fee includes the initial shavings, only a daily "quick pick of visible manure" in the stall, and 1 total stripping/cleaning per quarter. If additional shavings are requested during the month, a fee of $10 per bag requested will be charged.

Any additional amenities (special requests, services, medications, etc.) will be at the expense of the owner.

 TDY/Deployment Boarding Package
  • AM and PM feed provided and dropped
  • Hay provided in stall only during inclement weather (day and/or night)
  • Water provided in stall
  • Quick pick of stall daily
  • Sandblast (1st Sunday of each month)
  • Quarterly worming
  • Hay, water and salt blocks provided in pastures
  • Turn-out and turn-in 2 times daily
  • Grooming and hoof picking (Minimum and Maximum 1 to 2 times per week)
  • Trim and balance (farrier) every 6 to 8 weeks
  • Shavings in stall are not included in the TDY/Deployment Boarding Package

Stall Shavings Package: If shavings are requested in the stall, an additional charge of $50 per month will be added to the above TDY/Deployment Boarding Package. This additional fee includes the initial shavings, only a daily "quick pick of visible manure" in the stall, and one total stripping/cleaning per quarter. If additional shavings are requested during the month, a fee of $5 per bag requested will be charged.

Any additional amenities (special requests, services, medications, etc.) will be at the expense of the owner.

 Overnight Boarding
  • Hay
  • Water
  • Stall with shavings
  • Turn in/out
  • Use of trails

Amenities:

(Shared by all)

  • 10 x 12 Stall
  • 24 hour access
  • Account billings
  • Ventilated barn
  • Childrens' playground
  • Large riding/Dressage arena
  • Utilities, including electricity and water
  • Hay and tack storage
  • Wash racks
  • Riding trails and open areas for riding
  • Pastures / Turn Out areas
  • Riding programs
  • Routine maintenance including stall repairs
  • Security gate and security lights
  • Telephone service
  • Tie racks
  • Supplies (toilet paper, light bulbs, etc.)
  • Refilling pasture water troughs
  • Rental horses for guests
  • Self-help equipment including wheelbarrows, rakes and shovels during business hours
  • Physical plant upkeep including grass cutting, sweeping the barn, manure removal and garbage pick-up
Privately Owned Riding

Hilltop Riding Stable has over 10 miles of designated riding trails for horse enthusiasts. The facility has trails for all levels of riding, from the young child to the experienced adult.

Trails include heavily wooded areas for brush riding or open trails for a relaxing experience. Riders often spot deer, raccoons, birds, and other wildlife. Come out and enjoy a wonderful day on our trails.

Parking is limited to 12 trailers per day. All trailer parking is first come, first served.


Cost:

$20/day (per person)
Sunday-Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Rules and Regulations:

  • All riders of this facility are governed by the rules and regulation of Fort Gordon and U.S. Army.
  • All riders will be asked to supply a current Coggins /shot record, read and sign harm and hold release for the use of this facility before unloading horses. Failure to supply these documents to the facility office or to agree to the hold and harm releases and abide to all rules and regulation set forth, will be denied access to this facility.
  • All riders will be supplied with a copy of the rules and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for this program.
  • Stay on marked trails at all times (No entry into unauthorized areas).
  • Privately Owned Horses are not authorized at any other area on Fort Gordon.
  • Fort Gordon is a training post. Active live training areas do surround the stable grounds. Going into these areas will result in permanent expulsion of all riding privileges.
  • Hilltop Riding Stable holds the right to refuse trail riding to anyone not following regulations or rules.
Riding Rates

Guided Trail Rides:

Saturday: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Sunday Lakeside ride: 2 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday: 11 a.m. with reservations 24 hours in advance

*On Holiday Weekends, open rides are available Friday through Monday.


Lakeside Rideouts:

2 hour guided trail ride to Wilkerson Lake
Sunday: Mount-up time is 1:30 p.m. | Trail ride starts at 2 p.m.
$56 Sponsored
$61 Unsponsored
(A minimum of 5 riders required)


Special Assistance Riding:

Tuesday: twice monthly (See calendar at the top of this page for dates)
Special assistance riding is for children, adults and wounded service members.
Special tack are available.

Licensed physical therapist may accompany guests and provide staff with instructions.
(Reservation required)


Group Rates:

1 hour guided or self-led trail ride
Groups of 9 to 13
$36/person
(Reservation required)


Pony Barn Tours:

Groups of 9 or more, grades K-4th
$10/child
(Reservation required)


Open Riding (ages 7 and up)
E-5 and below (including dependents & guests) $36/hour
E-6 and above (including dependents & guests, NAF, DoD Civilians and Retirees) $41/hour
Unsponsored Civilians $46/hour
Privately owned horse trail day use $20/day (per person)
Ponies (ages 6 & under or less than 45 lbs.)
Sponsored $11/half hour
$19/hour
Unsponsored $12/half hour
$20/hour
Off-Site Pony Circles (4 Hours) $1500
Pony Rides at the Festivals (5 Times around) $10
Ponies are led by parents.

Weekday riding requires reservations. All trail rides are on a first come, first serve basis. Trail Rides go out promptly at the designated times. Arrive 30 to 40 minutes prior to the trail ride starting for sign in procedures.

Youth Horse Camps

Open to the public, ages 7 to 13. Children will learn riding, grooming, care and tack as well as camp activities. All camps begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Drop off for camp begins at 7 a.m. and pickup begins at 4:30 p.m. All children must be picked up by 5 p.m.


Cost:

$250 Sponsored
$275 Unsponsored


General Camp Information:

All reservations for horse camp must be made in person at Hilltop Riding Stable (HTRS) office during normal business hours. All payments for camp must be made to IMWRF and received by the HTRS office no later than 1 p.m. on the Saturday 2 weeks from when the camp session you are paying for starts. Registration forms can be obtained at the HTRS office.

Children attending Youth Horse camps should bring a swimsuit (season permitting) and a change of clothes each day. Please have all children dress properly for the weather. Children should also bring a lunch/snacks packed in a cooler. A locker will be provided for each child. We ask that children do not bring any valuables with them. Hilltop staff will not be responsible for any lost or missing items.

For camp dates, please refer to the Hilltop Calendar at the top of this page.

Other Services
Horse Riding Lessons
Semi-private lesson (2 riders) $55/hour (per person)
Private lessons $60/hour
Unit/Large Group Rentals
Party Room Rental (8 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.) $150/4 hours
Picnic Area Rental (8 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.) $150/4 hours
Horse Services
Horse Trailer Rental
(4 horse, bumper pull, local area only. Government ID and $100 deposit required with reservation)
$180/4 hours
Horse Trailer with Truck & Driver
(local area only, reservation required)
$400/4 hours
plus $5 per mile