shoal creek

Trail Rides

Channing and Elaine Hubbard purchased the farmland, now known as Shoal Creek Farm in 1978. Channing soon built his dream log home and moved his Hereford cattle from a 1.5-acre pasture in nearby Little River to the sprawling farmland of Shoal Creek. Channing Hubbard was also the property manager for the DuPont plant until his retirement in1991. Having managed the property when it was not open to the public it was always a tremendous pleasure to share the beautiful forest and waterfalls with plant visitors. For several years after his retirement he raised cattle until one day his granddaughter Olivia asked to keep a horse at her Grandpa’s. The rest, as they say, is history. And lucky for Olivia, she and her Grandpa share a tremendous love and respect for horses and the DuPont forest. 

When Channing realized that horses were not a passing fancy for Olivia he decided to transform the farm from cattle to horses.

Olivia knew early on that “horses” would be her career. The desire to share her passion with others is what led her to seek the proper education to teach. In 2009 Olivia graduated with honors from Meredith Manor International Equestrian College in Waverly, West Virginia. At Meredith Manor she received the title of Riding Master III, was certified as a Riding Instructor and an Equine Massage Therapist. She also received “Excellence in the Barn” recognition and Outstanding Co-Barn Manager. In 2011 Olivia received an Associates in Equine Science from the University of West Virginia. Olivia’s goal is to teach proper riding techniques and skills in the students choice of either English or western disciplines. In addition to riding, she also wants students to learn proper horse care, grooming, tacking, horse anatomy, safety, and most of all a unique confidence found only in the presence of a horse. 




Directions

Kyle, a local to Transylvania County has had a lifelong love for horses and the DuPont forest. Having the opportunity to attend a local horseback riding camp every summer from a young age Kyle has had a gift for riding and working with horses. When Kyle came to Shoal Creek Farm for a trail ride in 2012, it brought back his love for horse’s like he had at a young age and he never left. In 2013 he started working at Shoal Creek helping out taking care of all the horses and working alongside with Channing Hubbard on the property. Spring of 2013 Kyle took over the trail rides at Shoal Creek Farm into DuPont forest and enjoys being able to work with horses everyday.

Together, Channing, Kyle and Olivia operate Shoal Creek. Their intention is to maintain a comfortable boarding facility for horses with convenient access for owners to the DuPont Forest. While providing a comfortable learning environment for riding students, and guide horse and nature lovers through the pristine DuPont forest. We look forward to your visit.     
                                                                                                                                   



 

TRAIL RIDES


GPS will not locate the Barn/Camping Area. GPS will not locate the cabin because the address for the cabin is in one county and the cabin is actually in another. There is not an address for the barn, and the address of a home located on the property will bring you over a mountain range barely suitable for 4 wheel drive. If you want to use GPS, please use 774 Dupont Road, Hendersonville NC 28739. This address will get you to Dupont Road and or Staton Road in the direction or location near the cabin and barn. Please follow the directions below once you are on Dupont or Staton Roads, do not come to 774 Dupont Road.

From Asheville, NC and other cities via I 40

Take I 40 to exit 46A for I 26 East towards Hendersonville. Take I 26 east to Exit 40. Turn right off Exit 40 onto NC 280. Take NC 280 south 16 miles to US 64. Turn left onto US 64 and go 3.7 miles to the stop light. Turn right onto Crab Creek Rd and go 4.3 miles to DuPont Road. Turn right onto DuPont Rd.

To Barn and/or Camping:
After turning onto Dupont Road, go approximately ¾ of a mile to Sky Valley Road on the left. Turn left onto Sky Valley Road. The barn will be a short distance on the right. Just as you pass over a small bridge, the parking area for the barn is on the right, opposite a large metal riding arena. Please to not pass this area as it will be very difficult to turn around pass the parking lot. There is a sign at the parking lot that says Shoal Creek Farm.

From Greenville, SC and Brevard, NC via US 276 to Cedar Mountain

(would not recommend for Horses Trailers)

Take US 276 to the intersection with Cascade Lake Road in Cedar Mountain, NC. This intersection is 1.6 miles north of the NC/SC state line and is 11 miles south of downtown Brevard. The Cedar Mountain Fire Dept. is at this intersection. Turn onto Cascade Lake Rd and go 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Staton Road and go apx. 7 miles to Sky Valley Road which will be on the right. Turn right onto Sky Valley Road. The barn will be a short distance on the right. Just as you pass over a small bridge, the parking area for the barn is on the right, opposite a large metal riding arena. Please to not pass this area as it will be very difficult to turn around pass the parking lot. There is a sign at the parking lot that says Shoal Creek Farm.

From Hendersonville, NC and other cities via I 26

Take I 26 to exit 49B for US 64 west towards Hendersonville. Go 2.4 miles on US 64 to North Church Street/Business US 25 south. Turn left onto Church Street and go 0.6 south miles. Turn right onto Kanuga Road and go 11 miles (note that Kanuga Rd becomes Crab Creek Rd). Turn left onto DuPont Road.

To Barn and/or Camping:
After turning onto Dupont Road, go approximately ¾ of a mile to Sky Valley Road on the left. Turn left onto Sky Valley Road. The barn will be a short distance on the right. Just as you pass over a small bridge, the parking area for the barn is on the right, opposite a large metal riding arena. Please to not pass this area as it will be very difficult to turn around pass the parking lot. There is a sign at the parking lot that says Shoal Creek Farm.

From locations west of Greenville, SC via I 85


(Would not recommend for Horse trailers)

Take I 85 from Georgia across the SC state line to Exit 1 for SC 11 towards Westminister. Go north on SC 11 58 miles to the intersection with US 276. Turn left onto US 276 and go north 12 miles to the Cedar Mountain Fire Dept. at the intersection with Cascade Lake Road. This intersection is 1.6 miles north of the NC state line. Turn right onto Cascade Lake Rd and go 2.5 miles to Staton Road. Turn right onto Staton Road and go apx. 7 miles to Sky Valley Road which will be on the right. Turn right onto Sky Valley Road. The barn will be a short distance on the right. Just as you pass over a small bridge, the parking area for the barn is on the right, opposite a large metal riding arena. Please to not pass this area as it will be very difficult to turn around pass the parking lot. There is a sign at the parking lot that says Shoal Creek Farm.

From locations east of Greenville, SC via I 85

Take I 85 to Exit 70 for I 26 towards Asheville. Go north on I 26 to Exit 5 for SC 11. Turn left from the ramp onto SC 11 and go 26 miles to the intersection with US 276. Turn right onto US 276 and go north 12 miles to the intersection with Cascade Lake Road in Cedar Mountain, NC. This intersection is 1.6 miles north of the NC state line. Turn right onto Cascade Lake Rd and go 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Staton Road and go apx. 7 miles to Sky Valley Road which will be on the right. Turn right onto Sky Valley Road. The barn will be a short distance on the right. Just as you pass over a small bridge, the parking area for the barn is on the right, opposite a large metal riding arena. Please to not pass this area as it will be very difficult to turn around pass the parking lot. There is a sign at the parking lot that says Shoal Creek Farm
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Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of
Western North Carolina


"I LOVE HORSES" DAY CAMP

BOARDING/CAMPING