There’s no better way to explore the plantation’s 5,500 acres and 60 miles of riding trails than on horseback.
Since the plantation’s earliest beginnings, riding horses has been an important part of life at Brays Island. Today, you’ll find horses grazing in our lush fields or trotting across more than 60 miles of well-maintained trails. A ride through the plantation will take you from woodlands and open fields to scenic marshlands and tranquil rivers. With a setting this beautiful, it’s no wonder so many owners are drawn to riding for the first time when they join the Brays community.
Whether you own a horse or want to ride one of our own, Brays Island has everything needed to make your equestrian experience unforgettable. For horse owners, Brays Island offers stall or pasture boarding—with about 70 horses of various breeds currently in residence. Our equestrian center staff members are passionate about taking exceptional care of our members’ horses. For the occasional rider or children looking to learn, the plantation has plenty of horses on hand— and even ponies—for trail rides, lessons, or an introduction to the sport.
Brays Island also offers a summer equestrian camp for children. With daily activities based on participants’ riding experience, the camp ranges from lessons on horseback to mounted games and trail rides. Another popular activity for children at the Brays Island Equestrian Center is “Paint the Pony,” during which kids get hands-on painting one of the plantation horses.
Our Equestrian Center has 51 stalls, large and small arenas, a training-level dressage arena, and a standard-size round pen. The facility is also equipped with spacious climate-controlled tack rooms, hot/cold wash racks, and a lounge. Our experienced and knowledgeable equestrian staff provides excellent horse care and instruction. They even offer pony rides for young riders. A variety of more specialized instruction is also available through access to periodic clinics by offsite trainers.
Each year the Equestrian Center at Brays Island hosts a variety of activities for members and their families, including clinics, group trail rides—both on and off property—holiday celebrations, and an annual formal fox hunt.