RIDING RING AT POPLAR GAP 276-935-2643 Poplar Gap Park
There is also a horse ring at Popular Gap in Buchanan County which is owned and operated by the county. Plenty of parking, announcer booth, restroom facilities, plus and other amenities close by such as picnic shelter.
Started in 1978, the club holds periodic trail rides, special events, parades and horse shows at the Pound River Show Grounds. The Cumberland Pine Mountain Trail Riders also works closely with the 4-H Club Saddle Club. The Show Grounds include a riding ring & announcer’s booth, concession stand, showers and restroom facilities, children’s playground, shelter & picnic area, a place to bathe horses, campground w’ electric hook-ups, plenty of parking, bleachers and warm-up stretch area.
John W. Flannagan Pound River Area offers a horse show ring which is managed by the Cumberland Mountain Trail Riders. Shows are scheduled the second of the month, June August. Trail Ride outings are in May and September
Cave Springs to Lake Keokee
Contact: Bill Sage - President of Cumberland Horse Association. Currently Cumberland Horse Association is using this trail for trail rides. Not sure if open to public at other times.
Multi-Use Trail (bike, hike, horse): Olinger Gap Trail
1.1 mile non-motorized trail in Jefferson National Forest. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service
2.30 mile non-motorized trail in Jefferson National Forest. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service
Multi-Use Trail (bike, hike, ATV, horse): Pennington Gap -Stone Mountain Trail System - In the works
In the works - Phase I Contact: Tina Rowe, Pennington Gap - Stone Mountain Trail System starting in Lee County, Town of Pennington Gap with Trailhead at Leeman Field. 10 miles already funded and on hold until environmental research is conducted.
Multi-Use Trail (bike, hike, horse): Stone Mountain Trail
14.30 mile non-motorized trail in Jefferson National Forest. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service
The Scott County Regional Horse Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to promote and encourage the development of the horse industry in Scott County, Virginia and the surrounding region by offering community activities and educational and youth programs. Its mission is to “To promote and provide equine activities in Scott County and the surrounding region for our youth and fellow horsemen, while encouraging sportsmanship, family values and lasting friendships with our community and members through dedication and public involvement. We promote all breeds and activities pertaining to each breed”.
They hold numerous horse shows and special events throughout the year and have a 150’ x 250’ riding ring located in Dungannon VA where many of the events are held. Four years ago, the Association started building the Scott County Horse Park and currently has two structures on site with plans for stalls and permanent restroom facilities with showers currently “in the works”.
Three new trail heads will be created, each with its own parking lot - one near High Knob, one near the existing Little Stoney Falls parking area, and one above the Scott County Horse Park near Hagan Hall. Both High Knob and Little Stoney Falls will also offer restroom facilities. Two additional trail heads have been planned, one at Hanging Rock and one in Hunters Valley (both are located close to the park) which will connect to the Chief Benge' Trail on High Knob and should be nearing completion soon. For more on the Association and upcoming events, visit http://www.schorse.org/
Multi-use Trail: Chief Benge Scout Trail
15.70 multi-use nonmotorized trail in the Jefferson National Forest. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service
Multi-use Trail: Devils Fork Loop Trail 7.2 multi-use nonmotorized trail in the Jefferson National Forest. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service
Multi-use Trail: Straight Fork Ridge Trail 1.8 mile multi-use nonmotorized trail in the Jefferson National Forest. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service
Serious hikers or horseback riders will love this scenic trail which follows the crest of the Cumberland Mountains dividing Virginia and Kentucky for 26 miles from Pound Gap in Wise County to Potter's Flats in the Breaks Interstate Park. Trailhead parking available for horse trailers. The trail requires map reading and safety skills. At least 7 access points exists off St. Rt. 630 and 611. Join us for our annual trail rides the 2nd weekend in May and the second weekend in October. When complete, the Pine Mountain Horse Trail will connect Breaks Interstate Park with the Pound Reservoir in Wise County.