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Horses in Charlotte? Sure!  Latta Plantation Equestrian Center features show grounds, lighted arenas, guided trail rides, horseback riding lessons and a tack shop at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve in northwestern Mecklenburg County. With 16 miles of equestrian trails winding through the woods, this is the perfect spot for a peaceful afternoon ride. Reservations are required for lessons, parties, hayrides and trail rides.  

Latta Plantation Equestrian Center
6201 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC 28078 

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Riding at Latta Plantation Equestrian Center
(Photo Courtesy of John Bethune)


Horse owners can also bring their own horses to Latta Plantation Nature Preserve and enjoy a day riding the trails.  Find out more information about Latta Plantation Nature Preserve and what is required for horseback riding at that location. 


Latta Valentine Special


Bring your Sweetheart for a trail ride and get a $5.00 discount for your Sweetie. Horse drawn carriage rides receive a 30% discount.
Please call 704-992-1550 for a reservation.

Valentines special


Guided Trail Rides: $25.00 per person

  • Ages 12 and older
  • Children under 12 can ride the horses in the show arenas, not on the trails, unless they have experience or we see they are able to handle a horse. Children under 12 can request a test for a Jr. Trail Rider card.
  • Reservations required. Call 704-992-1550. 

Arena Rides: $20.00 per person

  • Ages 7 and older
  • A Jr. Trail Rider test can be done during an arena ride at no charge or separately for $20.00.
  • Reservations required. Call 704-992-1550. 

Pony Rides: $8.00 per person   

  • Ages 2 to 7 (100 lbs. Limit )
  • Walk-ins welcome

Sunset Rides: $60 per Rider:

  • Ages 18 and older
  • 2 hour trail ride
  • "Cowboy" dinner included (steak or chicken
  • Alternating Saturday nights
  • Reservations required. Call 704-992-1550.

Western & English Riding Lessons:

  • $30.00 per person for Group Lessons
  • $45.00 per person for Private Lessons
  • One Hour sessions
  • Reservations required. Call 704-992-1550.

Group Events and Corporate Parties:

Let us help you plan a family, church or corporate outing!  Enjoy trail rides, pony rides, bonfire, food, drinks, roasted marshmallows and a tractor drawn or horse drawn hayride.  Please call for details.

Tractor-Drawn Hayrides:

  • $50.00 Per Hour
  • $30.00 Per Half-Hour
  • Accommodates up to 25 People
  • Reservations required.  Call 704-992-1550. 

Summer Day Camp:

  • Ages 7 and older
  • Monday - Friday sessions each week during summer
  • Call 704-992-1550  to request a Camp information Packet

Equestrian Center Birthday Parties:

  • Pony Ride Birthday Parties
    • Age 7 years and younger
    • Up to 12 guests; $10 for each additional rider
    • One Pony included, plus 'pony train'
  • Trail Ride Birthday Parties:
    • Age 12 and Up
    • Party Includes 6 riders. $15 for additional rider.
  • Arena Ride Birthday Parties:
    • Ages 7 and up
    • Up to 10 riders; $12 for each additional rider

All birthday parties start at $175.00 for 2 hours and include a hayride, pony express and hostess. 

  • Face Painting for $25
  • Small bounce house for $25
  • Large bounce house for $40
  • Both bounce houses for $55
  • Heated grill available for cook outs at $10.00 for the small grill and $25.00 for the large grill.

Let us take care of all the details. You can relax and enjoy the party! Call 704-992-1550 for details and reservations. $50 nonrefundable deposit required.

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