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Lawton Stables

Lawton Stables: Providing Excellent Hilton Head Island Horseback Riding

Meander through 600 lush acres of The Sea Pines Resort Forest Preserve on horseback to get a feel for the true untouched Lowcountry. Trails wind beneath a canopy of palmettos and moss covered oaks -- past alligator-inhabited fishing lakes and historic sites. Friendly guides keep horses at a walk so riders can settle in and comfortably take in the surroundings.

Discover The Allure Of Hilton Head Horseback Riding

Immerse yourself in the incomparable luxury of The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head's most distinguished retreat. Discover the countless reasons that have drawn repeat guests and newcomers to this timeless destination. During your visit, stop by Lawton Stables for horseback riding.

HORSEBACK RIDING - Lawton Stables offers one-hour, guided, western-style trail rides on our gentle horses several times daily. These rides are available to adults and children 8 years and older. The guides take you into the 603-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve located just across from Lawton Stables where you will experience a true piece of the untouched Lowcountry on horseback. Trails wind at a leisurely pace beneath a canopy of Palmettos and moss-covered oaks, past alligator-inhabited fishing lakes and historic sites. Depending on the time of your visit, you might be able to enjoy the spectacular wild flower meadow in full bloom by Lake Thomas, or herons nesting on the shores. The wildlife in the preserve is renowned and you will probably pass alligators basking in the fishing lakes or sunning themselves on the banks. Ornithologists come from all around to view the birdlife in and around Lakes Mary, Thomas and Joe. Our friendly guides provide insight into Island culture and wildlife. The pace on the ride is kept at a walk so that riders of all abilities, including novice riders, can settle in comfortably and take in the beautiful, tranquil surroundings. Make this one of your "must do activities" during your stay with us at The Sea Pines Resort. Our low-season schedule has three rides per day, seven days per week, at 9am, 11am and 3pm. Our high-season schedule has rides departing at 7:30am, 9am, 11am, 3pm and 5pm. For information on rates, please visit

ANIMAL FARM - Bring the whole family to visit our small animal farm, which is complimentary for all visitors. We have a wonderful collection of furry friends, including goats, sheep, donkeys, miniature donkeys, pot-bellied pigs, rabbits, a llama, and of course, Callie the deer. Be sure to bring the kids to meet these delightful animals.

PONY RIDES - Our adorable, friendly ponies provide pony rides for children 7 years of age and younger. Ponies are led twice around our small animal farm at a cost of $10 per rider. They are offered during the low season from 9am to 4pm and during the high season from 9am to 5pm. Reservations are not necessary.

CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY AT LAWTON! - Our pony parties are a great way to celebrate a birthday for children 7 years of age and younger. You supply the food, and we will supply the fun! Parties include one hour of unlimited pony rides as well as an extra half-hour and use of our picnic tables for cake and ice cream. Children at the pony parties also have access to our small animal farm. Birthday parties are $15 per child with a minimum of 8 children. Please call our office at (843) 671-2586 for additional information.

LESSONS & INSTRUCTION - We offer English riding lessons for all ages and levels. Our trainers will be pleased to welcome you and show you the amenities we offer. We have recently completed the ConstrCISuction of two championship arenas. Our talented and highly experienced staff will work hard to help you achieve your equestrian goals. Please call (843) 671-2586 for times and availability.

INTERNATIONAL RIDING ACADEMY - If you are looking for a safe, exclusive and dedicated place to further your horse riding career while getting a first-class boarding school education to prepare you for college and life beyond, we can help you achieve your goals. The iRiding Academy is a full-time Junior Riding Academy whose riders live together and are enrolled at a local college preparatory school where 100 percent of the students are accepted to a college or university. Unlike other traditional boarding school programs, our academy is a dedicated riding academy where students work with our riding coaches each day, building their talents and confidence with our unique approach of training riders on our specially trained horses as well as with the student's own horse. Our riders compete in horse shows nationally and throughout the Southeast. For more information, please visit or contact Ali Pauluhn, Director of Student Relations, at (843) 671-2586.

SUMMER RIDING CAMP - Summer Camp is based upon our full-time iRiding program of preparing, performing and learning. Sandra McCarthy, a coach and competitor on the international circuit, and the former head of a successful college riding program, leads the program and offers quality instruction to young riders who would like to train on different horses, prepare for the show ring, and improve their riding. Specializing in hunters and jumpers, the Summer Camp is an all-day program that combines riding (flat-work, jumping and fitness), video analysis, groundwork and competition instruction. Emphasis is placed on adapting the program to each student's individual needs. Our goal is to improve each rider's ability and confidence, in a fun and safe environment. Riders can choose from a one-day, two-day or five-day camp throughout the summer. For more information, please visit or call (843) 671-2586. Camp is for children 8 years of age and older who have previous riding experience.

WISH UPON A START THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER- Providing equine therapy to special needs riders in the community, as well as to visitors, Wish Upon a Horse at Lawton Stables in The Sea Pines Resort is a PATH International member (formerly NARHA) with professional staff and is fully funded by private donations so there is no charge to participants. Equine therapy has been proven to improve physical development and emotional well-being for both children and adults with special needs. For additional information and program times, please visit or call (843) 671-2586.

GIFT STORE - Lawton Stables offers a wide selection of horse and farm-themed gifts as well as t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats for children and adults. We are the largest carrier of Breyer horses and accessories in the area and have a wonderful selection of wooden Melissa & Doug toys and puzzles, as well. The gift store is open 7-days-a-week, 364 days per year (closed Christmas Day). We look forward to welcoming you. Please call us at (843)671-2586 if you have any questions.



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  • 190 Greenwood Dr. Hilton Head Island SC 29928

Hours of Operations

  • Sunday10am-7:30pm
  • Monday10am-7:30pm
  • Tuesday10am-7:30pm
  • Wednesday10am-7:30pm
  • Thursday10am-7:30pm
  • Friday10am-7:30pm
  • Saturday10am-7:30pm
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