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The many trails and spectacular scenery in Botetourt makes for an ideal location to bring your horse out for a ride. If you are looking for a trail ride through the wilderness or a pleasant countryside, Botetourt has a trail for you.
Greenfield Equestrian Trail
The trail begins at the entrance to the Recreation Park at Greenfield just off of Etlzer Road. The trail follows the perimeter of the 125-acre recreation park and is open to foot and horseback traffic and is 3.18 miles in length. To obtain a parking pass and permit to ride contact the Botetourt County Parks and Recreation Department at 540.473.8326.
Directions: Take I-81 to Exit 150 B, US 220 North. Drive approximately 1.5 miles and turn left onto Catawba Road. Continue on Catawba road for 1.8 miles and turn right onto Etzler Road. Take Etzler Road for 1.3 miles and turn right onto Preston Parkway at the Recreation Park at Greenfield. Parking is available along Preston or in the grass overflow parking area near the soccer fields.
Glenwood Horse Trail
The 65 mile Glenwood Horse Trail provides outstanding riding on terrain varying from gravel roads to difficult single track trails through mountainous terrain. Trails are well kept, well signed and easy to follow. These paths lead to beautiful waterfalls, wild trout streams, unusual topography and spectacular scenery.
Bearwallow Gap Trailhead: From I-81 take exit 162 and travel north on Route 11 through the Town of Buchanan. Turn right on Route 42. Go 1.7 miles and turn right onto Route 625. Parking is 0.3 miles on the left. If coming south on I-81 take Exit 167 and travel south on Route 11. Go about 3 miles and turn left on Route 43. Directions from here are the same.
Day Creek Horse Trailhead: From Roanoke take Route 460/221 East, turn left on Route 697. Go 0.6 miles, turn left on FS 186. Parking is on the left. Turn left on FS 3087 to enter parking area. If traveling from Lynchburg, (460 West) turn right on Route 697. Directions from here are the same.
Bringing Horses Across State Lines
Virginia state law requires that horses coming into the state must have a health certificate and a negative Coggins test. Virginia also requires other certificates depending on which state you are bringing your animals from. Please call your local vet to find out what is needed before your journey.
Associations, Farm Stables, Tack Shops and Training Facilities
This horse farm is dedicated to providing a flexible, professional and customer oriented environment where they focus on helping the client achieve their breeding or training goals.
9195 Springwood Road, Buchanan
Ardmore Farm, Fincastle
Botetourt County Horseman's Association
The Botetourt County Horseman's Accociation was created to address and serve the interest demonstrated in Botetourt towards better horsemanship as well as the educational needs of the youth in the county.
Bridle Spur Farm, Troutville
Saddles N' Stuff
Catering to the first-time horse owner as well as the experienced, multiple horse owner. Saddles N' Stuff is a complete tack shop offering the personal service and recommendations you can count on.
216 Amsterdam Road, Daleville
Sinking Creek Farm and Olde Homested Farm
These farms are home to several horse barns, run-ins, a riding ring and miles of horse trails. They raise Miniature Horses and Donkeys.
Triple Oak Stable
Triple Oak Stable is a premier equestrian facility for all horse breeds and enthusiasts of all ages and riding styles. Triple Oak offers a range of boarding services and first-class riding instruction. Teaching horsemanship from beginner to advance equestrian riders. Triple Oak specializes in the breeding of world-class Straight Egyptian Arabians with bloodlines descending directly from the Arabian desert and renown champions.
5222 Blacksburg Road, Troutville