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EquiTravel Horse Vacation

Do you want to go on vacation with your horse or one of ours?

For the past couple of years Painted Bar Stables has been taking people on vacations with horses - we have had AMAZING adventures! We go on many adventures across the East Cost on a regular basis. Some are for recreational riding, others are for endurance races but all of them are a once in a lifetime type experience.

We now open these trips up to people to bring their own horses with options to join in on our trailer or caravan with their own trailers (Painted Bar Stables horses are still reserved for students and regular riders at our stables).

What is included with a trip:

- the logistics planning and bookings
- the planning of the drive, stops and route
- the cabin or camping accommodations
- the stabling for horses
- the organization and cooking of human food
- the trail routes and guiding (potentially in two groups: intermediate and advanced)
-the photography, videotaping, mappings statistics and documentation
- the emergency travel supplies for humans, horses and vehicles
- the entry fees for events or access fees for trails
- and provide the emergency support vehicle for the caravan

The only added expenses would be food on the road at restaurants, fuel for your vehicle, and feed for your horses.


Trips Planned for 2019
Prices are listed as
1. Painted Bar Stables Student and Horse
2. General Public with Own Horse Requiring Transport
3. General Public with Own Horse and Trailer

Private Biltmore Adventure
April 10, 2019 - April 15, 2019
not open to the public
Private group traveling to the Biltmore Estate in NC for recreational riding. Stops also include Dupont State Forest and Carvins Cove.

Biltmore Challenge Endurance Trip
April 30, 2019 - May 7, 2019
$2300 / $2000 / $1750
Travel to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC for the 30 mile Biltmore Challenge endurance race. Stops also include Dupont State Forest and Carvins Cove.

NY Adventure Endurance Trip
May 25, 2019 - May 27, 2019
$780 / $700
Travel to New Berlin, NY for the 30 mile NY Adventure endurance race.

NE Challenge Endurance Trip
August 22, 2019 - August 25, 2019
$900 / $750 / $650
Travel to Buckfield Maine for the 30 mile New England Challenge endurance race.

GPOTENTIAL TRIP: MHA Vermont Endurance Trip
September 10, 2019 - September 13, 2019
Price TBD
Travel to the Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock, VT for their annual fall endurance race.

POTENTIAL TRIP: Hope4Horses Biltmore Endurance Trip
September 18, 2019 - September 25, 2019
$2300 / $2000 / $1750
Travel to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC for the 30 mile Hope4Horses endurance race. Stops also include Dupont State Forest and Carvins Cove.

Hunting Season Holiday to the Biltmore
November 16, 2019 - November 23, 2019

Price TBD
Travel to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC for recreational riding safe from hunters. Stops also include Dupont State Forest and Carvins Cove.



Cancellation policy

Refund Policy summarized:

Cancelation of Trip Prior to Departure

60 Days Prior to Trip Start:

  • 95% Refund
  • 5% Non-Refundable

30 Days Prior to Trip Start:

  • 50% Refund
  • 25% Held as Account Credit
  • 25% Non-Refundable

14 Days Prior to Trip Start:

  • 50% Refund
  • 50% Non-Refundable

Why do we have these these cancelation policies?

In order to plan your vacation, we need to prepay a number of reservations for our journey including hotels, cabins, stalls, certain banquet meals and event registrations. Many of these are non-refundable.
In addition to this, there is a lot of work that goes into the calculation of the price of the trips and the minimum number of people. As we get closer to the start of the trip it becomes impossible to advertise to fill places left to cancellation.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes! If someone is able to fill your place on the trip then we will give you a 90% refund and only hold 5% as a non-refundable inconvenience fee.


No upcoming schedule