Saddle Club

Cape Fear Trail Riders

Join the Club!

We are a very active saddle club. Our main goal is to have fun with our horses and do it safely. We are a family club.

Our members meet the 2nd Monday of every month at 7:30!  Please plan to join us for our next meeting!

We do not allow drinking or profanity at our meetings or any of our events. Our dues are $20 a year for singles and $24 a year for families (2 or more in immediate family). We have programs at our meetings occasionally to help us learn more about our horses and horse activities. Meetings are the 2nd Monday of every month at 7:30.

We are always looking for and welcoming new members; “the more the merrier”. We have a good time! Some of our activities are:
• One Day Trail Rides (Planned in advance)
• Camping trips to Boone, NC usually twice a year
• 4 Horse shows a year
• Clean up days at the clubhouse and show grounds. Lunch is served compliments; the club.
• Annual Myrtle Beach trip to one of the popular dinner shows, paid for by club.

Other Activities

One Day Rides
We have a number of places we go to. If you don’t have a trailer usually several of the members will have space in their trailers to haul your horse(s).

Some of the places we go are:
     • Moss Foundation in Southern Pines, NC
     • Uwharrie National Forest (day or camping) outside Troy, NC
     • Raven Rock Park, Lillington, NC
     • Lumber River, Lumberton, NC (one day & also camping)
     • Umstead Park, Raleigh, NC
     • Suggestions of rides from members

Camp Outs

Boone, NC

This is our most fun trip. We usually go on July 4th and Labor Day. It’s usually a 4 or 5 day trip. You can set up a tent, bring a camper or sleep in your trailer. They have electricity and water at each campsite hook-up.
One night we usually cook together, another night we’ll all go to the famous Daniel Boone Inn for a big country meal-family style, paid for by the saddle club for members in good standing; then we go enjoy the rest of the evening walking around the old town of Blowing Rock, NC usually visit the ice cream shop!There are over 600 stalls at this facility so you’ll have a place for your horse every night.
The trails are beautiful. They are very well maintained. We always are traversing the mountains, not going straight up and down for the most part. This makes it much easier on the horses. Our daily rides are usually 4-5 hours.

Lumber River, NC

(Lumberton, NC)Short camp-out weekend. Lots of fun! Come in on Friday. Set up camp. Have dinner and a dance. Campsite serves breakfast on Saturday morning. Go on ride all day. Lunch on trail. Come back in, clean up and campsite has another meal and dance. Cowboy Church on Sunday morning. Break camp and head home or stay and ride some more and then go home.