Broyhill Preserve

Welcome to the Broyhill Equestrian Preserve

The Preserve has been home for the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show since 1928. A history of the Preserve and the Show is located here.

Located less than a mile from historic downtown Blowing Rock is the High Country’s most historic equestrian facility. The present-day facility boasts 17 barns with 450 stalls, and a 260’ X 135’ oval arena with a grandstand. Directly across the arena from the grandstand are 71 two-story private box seats. A second show ring measuring 255’ X 115’ is conveniently visible from the second story boxes. A third 227’ X 140’ schooling ring is in the middle of the barn complex. There are 35 camper locations with power and water. Thirteen camper sites have sewer hook-ups.


The Preserve is open from May through mid-November.


We can accommodate 16 long-term boarders.

Stalls for Rent

Except for the weeks of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show, the 450 stalls are available for rent by the day, week or month.

Important Preserve Information

The Broyhill Equestrian Preserve is open from the First of May to mid-November.

The primary feature of the Preserve is the 25 mile of Carriage Roads in the beautiful Moses Cone Memorial Park, which lies directly adjacent to the Preserve. The Cone Estate is a major component of the 429-mile Blue Ridge Parkway, a unit of the National Park Service. The Cone Carriage Roads are only open to hikers, runners, cross-country skiers and horses.

The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Foundation owns the Broyhill Equestrian Preserve. The annual three weeks of horse shows is the primary fundraiser for the Foundation. In order to host this historic event, now approaching 100 years of continuous operation, the Preserve is closed to overnight stabling and parking during the shows.

The Saddlebred Division of the show arrives in early June for one week each year. Hunters & Jumpers are on site for two weeks toward the end of July and the first of August.

The Preserve does not own, lease horses or offer organized trail rides. However, you, your friends, and your horses are always welcome to stay with us, “Ride the Blue Ridge” and enjoy the unparalleled hospitality of the Blue Ridge.

Plan Ahead

  • Check the Preserve calendar of events here.
  • Call early for reservations! Holidays and peak weekends fill up quickly.
  • Arrive before 4PM. Late Check–In by appointment only.

We hope your stay will be a pleasant one and we welcome your suggestions on ways we can help make that happen. Our goal is for the Broyhill Equestrian Preserve to always be Carolina’s most cherished equine facility.

Broyhill Equestrian Preserve
PO Box 650 / 1500 Laurel Lane
Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605