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Clinics, Shows and other Equestrian Events

Biltmore hosts several popular equestrian events throughout the year, including day camps, clinics, lectures, and rides. For more information or to register for these events, please contact equestrian@biltmore.com.

August 27, 2022

WNC Hunter Schooling Show
Join us for a family-friendly show hosted by Biltmore Equestrian Center for equestrians where safety and fun are top priorities.

September 3 & 4, 2022

Emily Shields Horsemanship Clinic
Working professionally with horses for over 30 years, respected educator Emily Shields’ expertise includes Western, English, Jumping, Dressage, and California-Style Horsemanship. Her clinic empowers riders to connect with their horses on a deeper level using natural horsemanship techniques regardless of specific discipline.

September 10, 2022

Biltmore Dressage Ride-a-Test
Join Biltmore Equestrian Center in hosting a dressage schooling opportunity. Ride the test of your choice under the watchful eye of successful Grand Prix rider Deb Thomas, receive her feedback, then apply it to your performance when you ride the test again at day’s end.

September 24, 2022

Biltmore Fall Endurance Ride to Benefit Hope for Horses
Participation in this annual endurance event, which highlights the beautiful estate trail system, supports Hope for Horses, whose vision is “for all horses to live out their lives with dignity in safe and enriching homes.” 25-mile, 50-mile distances. Sanctioned by AERC, SERA, and SEDRA.

October 8 & 9, 2022

French Broad Classic NATRC Competitive Trail Ride
The North American Trail Riding Conference competitions highlight the horse and rider’s ability to navigate trail systems and obstacles typically encountered on trails.

October 17-21, 2022

Jesse Peters “The Biltmore Heart of Horsemanship Experience”
Jesse Peters, Master Natural Horsemanship Instructor, Master Natural Horse Development Specialist, and Master Happy Horse Happy Life Instructor, guides you through a unique education-vacation horsemanship experience at iconic Biltmore Estate.

October 22, 2022

WNC Hunter Schooling Show
Join us for a family-friendly show hosted by Biltmore Equestrian Center for equestrians where safety and fun are top priorities.

November 12, 2022

Jumper Schooling Show
Conducted in partnership with WNC Hunter Schooling Show, this event offers riders an opportunity to step into the jumper ring and school different types of courses in a fun and safe environment.

Year Round

Ride Biltmore Program
Enjoy more than 80 miles of well-marked estate trails with your horse.
Limited primitive camping and access to our rental paddocks are available for additional fees.
Call Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to make arrangements.
Cost: $80 per rider plus tax