horse events are offered
year round in Western NC.
There are lots of great riding trails and show grounds in Western
The WNC Agriculture Center, where many big horse events are held,
is only 8 miles North on Hwy 280. Instead of staying in a cramped
hotel room or camping beside your rented horse stall when you are
at an WNC Agriculture Center event, wouldn't it be better and much
more fun to stay at Misty Oaks Farm?
Tryon, home of the FENCE, Foothills Equestrian Nature Center, has
many shows that are geared for Dressage, Hunter Jumpers, Cross Country,
Eventing and Carriage Competitions. For a complete listing of upcoming
shows, please visit the following links: www.wncagcenter.org
Riding Lessons and Clinics
with Riding Instructor, Emily Shields
We are very fortunate to have Emily Shields teaching at Misty Oaks
Farm. She is a professional horsemanship instructor with many years
Emily teaches English and Western for beginning riders through advanced,
both children and adults, on your horse or one of ours. She also teaches
ground work for horses of all ages.
see more about Emily and the Riding Lessons and clinics she provides,
please click the following link: Horseback
Riding Lessons and Clinics in Mills River, Asheville, Brevard, Hendersonville
and the Western NC area.
Many of the best trail riding areas in the Southeast are within
five minutes of the farm:
Pisgah National Forest
South Mills River
North Mills River
Dupont State Park
Great Smoky Mountains
See our WNC
Horse Trails Page for directions and more information.
You may also ride the 24 acres on our farm and we also have a 60'
round pen available to work your horse. We have a few short trails
through the woods, and you may ride around the pastures and the
hay fields. Please do not ride through the hay fields. It is a very
pleasant ride beside Boyleston Creek which borders our farm.
Misty Oaks Farm
availability or more information, please call Steve Adams at 828-230-5840.