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Lawton Stables

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Opens in 2 min: 08:00 - 17:00
Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
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Relaxing trail ride experience

The guides were friendly and fun to chat with. The horses are very well trained, and the stable... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Great time!

We took a 1 hour trail ride. The guides took us through some beautiful un-developed areas of Sea... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
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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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190 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4507
+1 843-671-2586
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We had booked the trail ride for our 8 & 9 y.o. grand children. At the last minute our granddaughter said she was afraid of the horse. My grandson and I went on the ride while my wife stayed behind with our granddaughter. She indicated...More

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We had a great time with our 2 daughters, ages 9 and 10. The ride is the right length and all staff were helpful with pre-ride details. Our ride leader, Cheryl, was very informative and knowledgeable about island history as well as instructive on horse...More

Thank catolaura
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This was a great quick activity for my young children. The petting zoo area has several animals to see and pet. You can buy food to feed them. The pony rides are for kids 7 and under. They walk around the petting zoo area twice....More

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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 Jon P | 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 Jon P | 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.
24 July 2016|
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Response from Jon P | Property representative |
There are 100s of wonderful places to stay on Hilton Head Island depending on your budget. An online search for Hilton Head rentals will bring up what is available. Most places rent Saturday to Saturday, or if you want to... More