Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cedar Hill Horse Farm


You may recall that a few weeks ago I cashed in on a LivingSocial deal and took C to ride a horse at Dead Broke Horse Farm.  I've been holding out on you all since, prior to that, we had the good fortune to try our Cedar Hill Farm on the other side of the Triangle - outside of Pittsboro in Moncure.

A friend of mine organized a private tour of Cedar Hill and since this had long been on my to-do list I was thrilled to check it out.  Alas, private tours are not the norm for Cedar Hill (although always feel free to call and ask as the owners are quite nice and accomodating) but there are other ways to enjoy this beautiful spot.

Cedar Hill is smaller but that also makes it more accessible.  Plus it is beautiful with white picket fences and rolling green fields.  Cedar Hill offers riding lessons and boarding, of course.  Yet one of the things that makes this spot unique is that they welcome younger children (as I mentioned when talking about Dead Broke it is difficult to find farms that will allow children under the age of 6 to try out riding).  In fact, Cedar Hill offers pony camps during the summer for kids 3-6, which is a rarity.

If you have a child under the age of six Cedar Hill will welcome you to their farm to try it out once or even sign up for ongoing riding.  Just call to make appointments.  Cost can be anywhere from $15-$35 for 30 minutes depending on what you elect to do.
 
C loved this spot (including the mini-playground they had), the staff was very friendly, and the horses proved they were well-trained as a slew of toddlers fought to brush them.

Cedar Hill Farm
http://www.cedarhillfarms-nc.com/
5763 Highway 87 South
Moncure

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