The Inn at Middleton Place
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Middleton Equestrian Center

Middleton Equestrian Center, adjacent to Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark, is an exceptional, full service equestrian facility located only 14 miles from downtown Charleston, SC. Originally part of Henry Middleton's private estate, it is now home to more than 50 horses on 80 acres of lush pastures shaded by numerous majestic live oak trees. The property has 3 barns totaling 46 stalls, covered lakeside picnic area, 14 pastures and paddocks, 2 dressage rings, a lighted jump arena, and access to 6,000 acres of trails. Middleton Equestrian Center embraces the rider in all of us by offering a variety of equine activities including trail rides, equestrian camping,lessons, weddings, social and corporate events, and summer camp.

Please call (843) 556-8137 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.  You can also visit the Equestrian Center online here >>

Guided Trail Rides

A guided trail ride is a terrific way to experience the natural beauty of Middleton Place. Explore one of South Carolina's most famous and majestic plantations on horseback and traverse miles of woodlands, riverbanks, and rice fields. Marsh birds, eagles, deer and alligators are some of the wildlife that riders often encounter. Our guided one hour tour of Middleton Place leaves daily at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm. This is a wonderful way to explore Middleton Place and all of it's history and beauty. No experience is required. $50 per person.

Trail Rides are offered daily at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.  The cost is $45 per person and reservations are required.  Please call (843) 556-8137 for booking information and availability, or book online here>>.  

Special Trail Rides

South Carolina Rice Culture/Nature Tour

You will travel back in time to when "Carolina Gold" was king, exploring abandoned rice fields, riding along the rice dikes and cypress swamps, dismounting on the way to explore the ruins of an old rice mill, and the home-site ruins of the African American slaves who worked the fields. This is an amazing outdoor experience rich in South Carolina history and wildlife. Ride includes hor’dourves and beverages in the woods.  $155.00 per person. Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. Full lowcountry style meals and picnics are available for this ride for $175 per person.  By reservation only, please call (843) 556-8137 for rates and availability or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Romance Rides

This private 2 hour ride will be a memory of a lifetime for you and that special person in your life. Our guide will lead you through the forest lands and around the lakes of Middleton Place enjoying nature at it's finest. This experience includes a private picnic lunch and is the perfect setting for a proposal, anniversary, or any special occasion. Approximately 3 hours. Wine and Champagne are available for an additional fee. Cost is $435 per couple. Please call for reservations and booking information. 843-556-8137 or click here to book your trail ride online here >> 

The Equestrian Center is open year round. Please call us at 843-556-8137 for reservations and booking information or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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