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Valentine's Horseback Riding
Southeast Pack Trips
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 7:00 AM
Make pre-Valentine's plans with friends, and explore the trail at The Big South Fork on horseback!


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Are you bummed about being single on Valentine's weekend this year? Don't be! Kick off Valentine's weekend with friends while exploring the beauty of The Big South Fork National Recreation Area on horseback. We're excited to once again partner with Southeast Pack Trips on a custom experience that introduces beginner rides to the thrill of horseback riding while also allowing experienced riders to explore the trails at a faster pace. Plus, it's cheaper than a typical date for two!

Not single? This event is a fun, casual way to start the weekend and set the stage for your Valentine's Day finale plans.

Want to make an entire weekend of it? Contact The Fork Lodge B&B about lodging reservations.

When: Saturday, February 13th at 7am CST (carpool) or 10am CST (ranch)
Where: Southeast Pack Trips
299 Dewey Burke Rd
Jamestown, TN
(931) 879-2260
Cost: $80 Members (Regular price: $100)
$95 Non-Members

Trip Leader: Keeley Reed

Difficulty: This is a beginner-friendly event that will last approximately 4 hours on horseback. Participants do not need prior horseback riding experience but should be comfortable around horses. We'll start with an orientation on how to communicate with the horses and start at a beginner pace. The group can then break off to allow experienced riders to ride at a faster pace, depending on the group size.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 10th at 3pm
Goup Size Limit: This event is limited to 14 participants

Parking: There is plenty of parking at the ranch. Carpool will be available for participants who want to ride-share from Nashville.


Children Policy: This event is open to ages 12 and up with parental participation.
Dog Policy: Please contact Southeast Pack Trips if your pup is experienced around horses and would like to tag along.
Weather Policy: This is a snow or shine event. We'll plan to ride in temperatures above 30 degrees, so be prepared to bundle up!
Cancellation Policy: There is a 10% cancellation fee for this event. No refunds after February 1st. Participants may transfer their reservation to another person, if needed.


The Big South Fork National Recreation Area encompasses 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau near the Kentucky/Tennessee border, and protects the free flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. This area features scenic gorges, sandstone bluffs, historic sites and hundreds of miles of trail for both hiking and horseback riding.

We'll meet at Southeast Pack Trips by 10am CST outpost for a quick orientation about horseback riding, then we'll each be paired up with a horse based on our past riding experience and goals during the ride. Expect the ride to take approximately 4 hours. Dress in warm layers depending on the weather. Horses will have saddle bags to store snacks, water and layers that are removed during the ride. We'll stop for lunch while on the trail, so be sure to bring one!

We'll arrive back at the ranch around 2pm CST. Carpool participants can then load up and head home with plans to arrive back in Nashville around 5 or 6pm depending on dinner plans. Individuals who would like to spend the weekend exploring more of The Big South Fork are encouraged to make lodging reservations and spend the next day either hiking the trails or schedule additional rides with Southeast Pack Trips.


Southeast Pack Trips offers customized 2 hour, half day, full day, and overnight horseback riding excursions! Licensed through the National Park Service, Larry McMillan and his crew of guides know the Big South Fork Park like their own back yard and welcome you to enjoy the serenity and majestic beauty of this Tennessee treasure any time of year. Though hidden in the wilderness, Team Greeners from all over have found Southeast Pack Trips on their own, returning from their trips with high recommendations!

Call Larry any time for your own private getaway. To book your own ride on Sunday, regular rates for rides are $60 two-hours, $100 half day, and $165 full day ride.


Registration is open to Team Green Members ($80) and Non-Members ($95). This event is limited to 14 participants.

Can't attend this event? Mark your calendars for our summertime Horseback Ride on Saturday, July 9th and our Horseback Camping Weekend scheduled for November 5-6th!