Saddle up to 173-acres of world-class equestrian facilities and programming.
Home Is Where
Your Horse Is
Palmetto Bluff’s equestrian center, Longfield Stables, has long been the subject of equine envy as it stands out among some of the best equestrian facilities in the country. With an extensive facility that boasts a covered arena with state-of-the-art GGT footing, an outdoor dressage arena, and a turf jump field as well as the main barn and receiving barn, both featuring oversized stalls, and over 10 acres of trails, including a cross country course designed by Olympian John Williams…even the most passionate horse lovers and owners will agree that Palmetto Bluff’s Longfield Stables is something special indeed.
The dedicated team at Longfield Stables offers equine enthusiasts a plethora of services including grooming, boarding, exercise, and general horse care. You’ll also find a robust offering of activities throughout the year.
Riding lessons are the most requested activity throughout the year by members and guests who want to expand their riding skills and equestrian knowledge. Our experienced instructors emphasize that all programs in the activity barn are focused on education, on or off the horse, and personalized experiences.
Private Guided Tours
Private Guided Tours
Offering custom group tours, the Longfield Stables’ expert guides will take you through the main barn, covering the Club Room, Tack Room, Covered Arena, and Lower Barn. There are plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with our horses and ask any questions you may have about Longfield Stables.
Our pony rides are perfect for children ages three to 11. Longfield Stables’ kind and gentle ponies are the ideal introduction to the world of horses, and our friendly staff will guide the pony and rider through the equestrian center, pointing out the sights and sounds of our beautiful grounds.
Experience the Lowcountry and immerse yourself in nature through customized trail rides with Longfield stables for riders ages 12 and older.
Features include: Two boarding barns: 24-stall main barn and additional 14-stall barn, club Room for member events and gathering in main barn, private trainer access, 14' x 13' well ventilated box stalls with rubber mats, automatic fly control system, special pricing for Palmetto Bluff property owners, indoor grooming and wash stalls with hot/cold water, 250' x 130' covered arena with specialized GGT footing, dressage court, Turf Jump Field, Cross Country course designed with Olympian John Williams, double fenced pastures and paddocks seeded with Bermuda, Bahia and Rye grass, over 10+ miles of riding and carriage driving trails, resident Equestrian Manager.
Longfield Stables offers everything from pony rides to jumping lessons, horsemanship classes to trail rides through the maritime forest. Lessons are immersive and comprehensive with an emphasis on horsemanship and care.
Winter is pure white with pink skin, which is very rare. She has to wear sunscreen all the time! She has been featured in weddings and even a Ralph Lauren photo shoot.
Mare / 25 Years / Pony / 13 Hands / White
Virginia comes from Onyxford Farm in Virginia, her full name is Onyxford’s Miss Virginia. Virginia is one of our tried-and-true lesson ponies and works well with everyone from beginners to advanced jumpers. She's very sweet and trustworthy.
Mare / 17 Years / Pony / 13.2 Hands / Palomino
Roxy came to Longfield with one of our equestrian members. She can jump up to two and a half feet with lead changes. And she absolutely loves trail riding. She has a lot of personality and can be sassy with her friends!
Mare / 10 Years / Welsh Pony / 13 Hands / Strawberry Roan
Scarlett is our local sweetheart from Pelion, South Carolina. She just wants to cuddle! She does pony rides even though she’s not a pony.
Mare / 19 Years / Quarter Horse / 15.2 Hands / Chestnut
Phoenix is a gaited horse and has a comfortable third gait called an amble. So he is ideal for trail riding! It’s like riding along on the couch. He loves water and, given the chance, will drop down and roll in the mud!
Gelding / 15 Years / Kentucky Mountain Horse / 14.3 Hands / Chestnut with Flaxen Mane and Tail
Rafiki is trained in dressage up to level three, but he prefers the trails to the sandbox so we use him as a trail horse! He prefers to be out on the open trail to fancy horse dancing. His favorite treat is Twizzlers, and his best friend is Pheonix.
Gelding / 15 Years / Holsteiner / 16.3 Hands / Bay
Deacon is our largest horse. He was trained to fox hunt in Aiken, South Carolina, and New York and can jump up to four feet. We often put advanced riders on Deacon. His best friend is Joab. They are inseparable! Deacon thinks he runs the stables, and even when he’s out working he will whinny to the other horses to let them know he’s still in charge.
Gelding / 12 Years / Percheron Friesian Mix / 17.3 Hands / Black
Joab is so sturdy and unflappable, we’ve had a trained ninja backflip off his back! He is a bit lazy and prefers to be petted and cuddled above all else. Deacon is his best friend, and when the two are separated, they call to each other.
Gelding / 15 Years / Marsh Tacky / 14.1 Hands / Dun
Bravo is Joab’s cousin. He is super sweet and the most versatile horse in our stables. One year for a Marsh Tacky demonstration we taught Bravo to jump while his rider flew a kite from his back.