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Seabrook Island Equestrian

Our full-service Equestrian Center featuring one of the few beach rides on the East Coast and caters to riders of all skill levels with guided trail rides, pony rides and riding lessons.

The Club’s Equestrian Center at Seabrook Island helps define the unique lifestyle enjoyed by Island residents. The center features spacious pastures, three miles of trails and modern facilities that include 42 stalls—perfect for short- or long-term boarding—for both residents as well as non-residents. Our experienced staff is ready and able to look after your, and your horse’s, every need.

Boarding is available. Contact us for information.

Equestrian center contact: 843.768.7541

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Rates & Reservations

Advanced Beach Rides

This exhilarating ride tours the North Beach area and is for advanced riders only. The rider must have a minimum of three or more current years of riding experience and have good control at a walk, trot and canter.

Reservations required | Rate: $150/rider

Walking Beach Rides

This ride is ideal for the beginner rider. No experience necessary. This ride tours the North Beach area.

Reservations required | Rate: $150/rider

Requirements for both Beach Rides: 12-years-of-age or older with a 240 lb. weight limit for all riders. Reservation times depend on tide conditions.

Beginner Trail Rides

This walking ride meanders through the scenic woods, marshes, and tidal creeks of Seabrook Island and lasts approximately one hour with brief pre-ride pointers. There’s no finer way to experience the beauty of Seabrook Island.

Reservations required | Rate: $75/rider | Minimum age of eight

Pony Rides

Parent-led pony rides are available from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. by appointment for children up to eight years old. Wait until you see the look of wonder in your child’s eyes.

By appointment | Rate: $45/per rider per half hour | Required Riding Attire: Closed-toe shoes, long pants, and helmet (provided) must be worn at all times.

Ride Schedule

*All rides are guided and require reservations

  • Monday–Saturday (closed Sunday)
  • Advanced Beach Ride: Scheduled based on tides
  • Walking Beach Ride: Scheduled based on tides.
  • Beginner Trail Ride: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Pony Ride: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. by appointment.

Riding Lessons

Private instruction is available from our professional staff.

Reservations required | $65/half hour | Info: 843.768.7541

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  • Cassidy Enright  –  PSJ Junior Medal Champion aboard Wouter  –  15-17 Equitation Year End Champion
  • Grace Baranowski  –  12-14 Equitation Year End Reserve Champion  –  Pre-Children’s Hunter and Equitation High Point Award aboard Rockville
  • Abbey Martichenko  –  12-14 Equitation Year End Champion
  • Derek Holt  –  11 and under Equitation Year End Champion
  • Pleasant Place owned and trained by Charles Hairfield, Pre Green Year End Champion


  • Cassidy Enright  –  3rd Place Finish PSJ Junior Medal Finals aboard Wouter
  • Derek Holt  –  11 and under Equitation Year End Champion  –  Medium Pony High Point Hunter Award aboard Glynmagic Sunchaser
  • Anna Bradley Morrow  –  15-17 Equitation Year End Champion


  • Darby Pease  –  SCHJA Governor’s Cup Champion aboard Caprioso 2  –  PSJ Junior Medal Champion aboard Caprioso 2
  • Emilee Martchenko  –  3rd Place Finish PSJ Junior Medal Finals aboard Captain Morgan


  • Darby Pease  –  SCHJA Palmetto Finals Champion aboard Captain Morgan  –  15- 17 Equitation Year End Champion


  • Charles Hairfield (Trainer) won the SCHJA Best Sportsmanship Award
  • Charles Smith (Student) won the SCHJA Best Child Rider on a Horse
  • Charles Smith (Student) won all three Junior Medals offered in South Carolina: Palmetto Medal, Governors Cup and PSJ Medal—a feat never before accomplished
  • Thomas Smith (Parent of Seabrook Student, Charles Smith) won the SCHJA Best Horse Show Parent
  • Annie Paterson (Student) won the Champion in the Adult Palmetto Medal
  • Grace McShane (Student) won the Reserve Champion in the Adult Palmetto Medal


  • Allie Augustine (granddaughter of Seabrook Residents Richard & Madeline Marion) won the South Carolina Governor’s Cup—the holy grail of awards in the region for equitation competition as only the top 15 riders in the U.S. are invited to participate
  • Charles Hairfield (Seabrook equestrian center Head Trainer & Manager) had three riders in the finals who all placed in the top ten finishers of the South Carolina Governor’s Cup competition



  • Seabrook Island Equestrian center trainer Charles Hairfield awarded 2010 Trainer of the Year
  • Beach ride featured in Charleston Magazine – October, 2010 issue
  • Winne Davis won Reserve Champion at the South Carolina Governor’s Cup
  • Winnie Davis won Champion of the Palmetto Finals
  • Allie Augustine won the Best Rider and the Outstanding Sportsmanship awards
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Meet the Horses


Emma is an Arabian mare. Her color is flea bitten gray. Emma does not like the water but, is a wonderful ride on the beach. She is very good with kids.


Fred is a registered Paint Horse. He is black with two back white socks. Fred is what we call a breeding stock paint, he has no coloring like your typical paint. He is a joy to ride on the beach or the trail.


Lacey Gold (Lacey) is one of our favorites. She is great on the beach, trail, and is one of our lesson horses. She is a registered American Paint Horse. She is always on the go whether it is a beach ride or a show.


Nick is a sorrel Quarter horse gelding. Nick has been with us for many years now. He is great for beginner riders of all ages.


Leo is a registered Paint Horse gelding. He is one of our beach and trail horses. If you are an advanced rider Leo is the horse for you. Leo is usually ridden English but, can be ridden western as well.


Danny is a Quarter horse/Morgan cross. His color is a deep chocolate brown.


Silky is a registered Marsh Tacky mare, the South Carolina state horse, which is considered an endangered breed. She is a great ride on the beach or a trail.


Fancy is a Quarter horse chestnut mare. She competed in Western pleasure before coming to Seabrook. Fancy is a perfect children’s horse.


Sunny is a sorrel gelding Quarter horse. He participated in parades and celebrations, and is a great ride in the woods and along the marsh.


Jolly is a Palomino-draft cross. Don’t let his short legs fool you, he is always on the move.


Domino is a Pinto gelding pony. He has been used for eventing and pony club. Domino is typically ridden by our guides.


Dewey is a bay quarter horse with lots of trail experience, but equally comfortable on the beach for novice and advanced riders alike.