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Lawton Stables

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Closes in 4 min: 08:00 - 17:00
Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
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Very enjoyable

My wife and I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Lawton Stables and going on a one hour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
South Carolina
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Free Petting Zoo

Our grands loved hanging out here with some friends. Great inexpensive option for a morning or... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Orlando, Florida
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“petting zoo”(147 reviews)
“sea pines”(54 reviews)
Lawton Stables offers horseback riding, pony rides, a small animal farm and horse-themed gift store in the heart of the beautiful resort island of Hilton Head, South Carolina.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
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190 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4507
+1 843-671-2586
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Growing up I used to ride horses therefor, I thought it would be a fun idea to bring my daughter to take a trail ride. She was so excited, but also nervous because she'd never ridden a horse before. We got there a little early...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dcarp24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Lawton Stables and going on a one hour trail ride. What a wonderful way to spend a beautiful morning in the Sea Pines nature preserve. Our guide, Maddie was extremely nice and very knowledgeable....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kdavid456
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Our grands loved hanging out here with some friends. Great inexpensive option for a morning or afternoon of fun. Animal food may be purchased at the stables. The horses and cows cannot eat the same food as the animals in the zoo, but our friend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SeasonedTraveler1K
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

The guides were friendly and fun to chat with. The horses are very well trained, and the stable grounds look beautiful. The trail ride was what you paid for. I was hoping for better, prettier views or that they would allow us to ride around...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank elizabetho950
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We took a 1 hour trail ride. The guides took us through some beautiful un-developed areas of Sea Pines. It was a peaceful way to spend the morning. The guides were very informative about the areas we rode through. The horses were very well behaved,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JLenox225
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We were looking for something interesting and different to do, and a one hour trail ride in the forest preserve was a great choice. I hadn't been horseback riding in 20+ years, and this was a low stress way to try again. We took a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jim A
Reviewed 29 September 2018

After entering Sea Pines, we stopped at the Lawton Stables for the pony rides and the petting zoo. After petting and feeding the llamas, pigs, donkeys, Shetland ponies, chickens and cows, the two children moved to the pony ride area which was a 200 foot...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David W
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Take a scale with you on vacation because you will need it if you want to ride their horses! Weigh yourself before you book. If your a pound over their limit they wont let you ride there horses. Im 6'4 250 Athletic guy, not nearly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Amy H, Manager at Lawton Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

We greatly apologize for the disappointment you experienced at our farm. It is never our intention for any of our valued customers to be anything but happy. Our 240lb weight max is set for the safety of our horses and customers and we have about...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

The trail ride was some of the most fun I’ve ever had. My sister and I went for the 7:30 ride and it was so lovely! We were on two horses, mine was named Daisy and hers was named Cinnamon. They were such strong and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank meredithmuschweck
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We have been coming to Lawton Stables for 6 years. This was the first year that our kids were old enough for the trail rides; they did the pony rides before. They wanted my husband and me to ride too so we all went out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lesley B
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Jennifer L
4 September 2018|
Response from HHStables | Property representative |
Hi Jennifer! Unfortunately our age minimum is set by our insurance company so we do not have any wiggle room there. I'm so sorry we don't have an option for your daughter as it sounds like she would really enjoy our rides. I... More
Chonsie D
28 July 2017|
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Response from JPeters26 | Property representative |
Hello Chonsie, At this time we do not offer lessons, but our trail rides are very beginner friendly and great for all riding levels, even first timers.
31 December 2016|
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Response from JPeters26 | Property representative |
Unfortunately there is no beach riding on Hilton Head. We hope you visit us though! Our trails go through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, a beautiful setting.