Then Whitewater Equestrian Center has a treat for you!

Become one with nature as you make your way on horseback through a variety of private trails. Experience a bit of history on both Native American trails and historic logging roads. On the trail you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the animal and plant life, as well as some local history. You may pass by John Green's grave, a famous local legend, and learn about his very interesting demise. 
If you're shy about riding horseback, you can stay behind at the barn and partake in gem mining, or relax in a seating area and take in the fresh air. Also don't forget to swing through our gift shop located to the right of the main office, through the sliding glass door.

Are you looking for an adventure on horseback?
Follow the road till you see the big, black plastic horse- 
That's at the top of our driveway!
From South Carolina: Take (Scenic) Highway 11 (this is exit 1 if you're on I-85 from Georgia) to Hwy 130 North, Hwy 130 will magically turn into NC281 when you cross the SC/NC line. You will drive past Whitewater Falls entrance, 1.9 miles, go up a hill and when it levels off you will see a horse crossing sign, just beyond that Whitewater Equestrian Center will be on your right. Look for the black plastic horse at the end of the driveway turn in and come on down to the office!

From Cashiers: Take Hwy 64 East, Turn right onto 281 South, at the Gas Station called the Sapphire Country Store, go approx 8 miles and we will be on your left. Look for the black plastic horse at the end of the driveway turn in and come on down to the office!

From Asheville Airport Area: From I-26 exit at airport and go past the airport to Brevard, once in Brevard you will intersect with Hwy 64/276, continue onto Brevard, Stay on 64 West to Toxaway, you will see 281 North on your right, stay on 64, until you get to 281 South on your left, turn left, go about 8 miles and we will be on your left.
Come visit us soon!

Proprietor & Manager:
Mr. Kayren Hinkle

Office Manager:
Kristen Forshee


You'll sit high in the saddle on one of the kind-natured horses from Kayren Hinkle's stock. 

The gem mine will peak your interest in gemology. 
Come uncover some treasure!

Trail Rides
Gem Mining
6420 Whitewater RD. Sapphire, NC 28774 
Welcome to Whitewater Equestrian Center
Don't just see Western North Carolina. Experience it! 

Office: 828-966-9646