Cherokee Hill Farm
We advocate horsemanship, and educate the student in all areas of horse husbandry, training, and riding. We explain how the horse thinks, and how the rider can be his best partner possible.
- General Info:
HORSE BOARDING SERVICES AND FACILITIES Cherokee Hill Farm is a full service 100 acre horse farm, offering the horse owner a maximum of possibilities for horse care and has been serving the equine community for more than 25 years. We are staffed seven days a week, and can offer any needed equine services, from exercise to grooming. We are able to offer specialized care for horses with special health requirements, or for those requiring a layup while recovering from injury. The main stable is 175 feet in length, and features a twenty foot wide center isle, providing for ease and safety while handling your horse. This stable contains 22 box stalls which are 12'X12' including those with in and out capability onto adjacent paddocks. The stable has a hot water wash rack, two tack rooms, tack cleaning facilities, and toilet. Our farm includes a 250' X 125' Hunter Ring, as well as an over 1000' Outside Course nestled into the Foothills of the Blue Ridge. Our full board includes feeding two meals per day, daily turnout, a box stall with bedding and daily cleaning, hay, and blanketing service. For those boarders wishing to do some of the upkeep themselves, we offer rough board and pasture board. We offer special rates for short term stays. RIDING INSTRUCTION Our riding school is especially well suited to the beginning rider. Our school horses are well experienced, gentle, calm, and are knowledgeable regarding beginning riders and their educational needs. Mike's training is in classical hunt seat, having trained in New Jersey with several internationally known instructors, and also having participated in clinics at the USET at Hamilton Farm. Mike's training also includes European experience with Mr. P.H. Gilbert, at his Glenrothes Riding Centre, Fife, Scotland. He has enjoyed hunter pacing in NC as well, and he is a two time Field Hunter Champion of the Western North Carolina Hunter Pace Series. Hunt Seat Lessons for children are a specialty of our farm, and lessons are available both after school and on weekends. Students 4 years old and up are accepted for training. Special instruction rates for children are offered, as well as an introductory special for a beginners first lesson. ABOUT US Cherokee Hill Farm is owned and operated by Mike & Linda Schatzberg. They moved here twenty-five years ago, relocating their farm from Chester, NJ, to Tryon, and established their boarding, training, and riding school in Old Hunting Country. Cherokee Hill Farm, located on Hunting Country Road, is the oldest, continuously operating boarding farm in Old Hunting Country. The main stable has twenty-two stalls, hot and cold wash racks, two tack rooms, an office, feed room and ample storage for shavings and hay. The horses are afforded nearly 50 acres of turn out in five pastures. Mike is a charter member, former treasurer and field master for the Green Creek Hounds and is a past member of the Greenville County Hounds.
- Extra Phones:
Barn Office: (828) 859-9989
Mike's Mobile Phone: (828) 817-4043
I took my 8 year old son for an introductory riding lesson at Cherokee Hill Farm. I found their facilities to be extremely clean and orderly. We were greeted immediately by our instructor, who assisted my son with fitting a riding hemet, and we were then introduced to the school horse in his stall. My son was shown how to groom Dan, who was very friendly and clearly enjoyed being cared for. Next, we were shown how to saddle Dan, and we then walked him to the riding arena. My son was completely at ease when he mounted Dan, and soon was smiling widely during the the clear instruction he received, and was able to follow exactly. The ride was more exercise than I had imagined, and my son both absorbed the instruction and received a good physical workout. He has not as yet stopped talking to us about his experience, and we have signed him up for a lesson package. I would recommend this farm to my friends without hesitation.