Training Retreats

We offer several training options for those who wish to have a more intensive experience on our equine professors. You can register for sets of 3 days, 5 days, or one month, which you can stack together for longer or intermediate experiences. Each lesson day has two rides on our horses and includes overnight stays at our facility with some refreshments provided. You can mix and match your rides between the various lesson offerings or even trail rides. You may also add on personalized Pilates sessions to your stay. Month-long stays include lessons 5 days per week with “rest” days. Enjoy your free time exploring the local delights the area has to offer, including river walks and shopping in Chimney Rock Village, boat rides at Lake Lure, a visit to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, shopping in downtown Black Mountain, various spas, multiple golf courses, unique local eateries, whitewater rafting, river tours, vineyard tours and tastings, hikes through various state and national parks, and much more! All of our Training Retreats offer participants a wonderful opportunity to immerse themselves in classical training while taking time for self-reflection, rest, and growth.

3 Days 5 Days Month
$800 $1200 $5000

Additional lessons and Anima Renova wellness offerings may be purchased at a discounted rate. Discounts also available for veterans, first responders, and equestrian professionals.

Themed Retreats

We offer regular themed retreats, including our well-liked “Seat Retreats.” Our retreats function like adult camps, giving participants a chance to get away and enjoy themselves in a relaxed atmosphere with like-minded people. Retreats vary in length from 2 1/2 days to week-long sessions.

Themes include:

  • The Seat
  • Work In-Hand
  • An Introduction to Lateral Movements
  • Mounted Martial Arts

In addition, we will be starting a series of wellness retreats during the winter for professionals in the equine industry (grooms, instructors, barn managers, etc.) and another series of retreats strictly for veterinarians. These are focused on unmounted skills (such as mindfulness, finance, teaching techniques, and psychology) and are meant to provide a getaway for professionals and veterinarians so they can unwind and focus on personal development. Activities will include some of our Anima Renova wellness offerings, fun and games, seminars, and more. Participants get to vote on their topics for their weekend, and these retreats will be kept as affordable as possible until scholarships are developed for veterinarians or professionals to apply to.

Watch our Events page for upcoming themed retreats!

You may also book a special themed retreat for your group, whether for riding skills or professional development. Contact us for pricing and availability.

Corporate Retreats

We will soon be offering corporate retreats! Come enjoy a getaway with your team for leadership exercises, workplace bonding, and more. Our new location in Black Mountain, NC, is close to downtown Black Mountain, “The Little Town that Rocks,” as well as Lake Lure, Asheville, and Hendersonville. We are currently fundraising to build a lodge onsite for groups to stay, and groups will have access to our A/V equipment in our School classroom for presentations, etc. when our new facilities are complete. We will also be offering leadership and communication exercises with equine-assisted learning activities, facilitated by our equine specialist. Until we have our facilities completed, we are happy to host tours, picnics, and other amenities to enhance your retreat experience.