Welcome to the Middleton Equestrian Center. We aim to provide a premium quality facility, which celebrates the horse in all disciplines of pleasure and competition. Our success is measured by the enthusiastic response of our students, boarders and the horses.
The Equestrian Center offers a multitude of opportunities for the horse enthusiast. Home of the Middleton Place Hounds, the rider may enjoy trails of both wooded and open terrain, plus three riding rings. Trail rides and riding lessons for both youth and adults of all skill levels are available. Numerous pastures and 50 stalls serve both resident and overnight boarders.
The Middleton Equestrian Center offers premium facilities combined with support and care by equestrian professionals.
Full Board: $650.00 per month. This includes stabling, pasture turnout once a day (your choice of when), all feed and hay (twice a day), and blanketing (if needed). Additional fees may apply on feed and hay.
Pasture Board: $440.00 per month. This includes pasture turnout in large fields, feeding twice a day, blanketing (if needed) and all horses are checked by our professionals to ensure their health. Additional fees may apply on feed and hay.
Riding instruction is available by appointment with our certified trainer Laura Ross at the Equestrian Center. Lessons are conducted in an enclosed arena and are available as group or private sessions. All ability levels are welcome. Riding helmets are provided and are required to participate. Children 7 and up can be accommodated for lessons. The instruction is based on English Hunt Seat equitation standards unless otherwise requested. For further information or to schedule lessons, please call (843) 556-8137 or email us at
$45.00 1-hour (Private)
$40.00 1-hour (Semi - Private)
$40.00 ½ hour (Private)
$30.00 ½ hour (Semi - Private)
Pony parties are a great way to celebrate your child’s special occasions. Everyone loves ponies and horses. Middleton Stables offers you the chance get up close and personal with our well mannered and kid friendly team of ponies. A pony party at the historic and beautiful grounds of this National Historical Landmark will be an unforgettable occasion.
Reservations required, please call for rates and available dates (843) 556-8137.
• Professional staff
• Lakeside covered picnic area
• Gentle Ponies
• Close to home
• Fun for all ages
A guided horseback trail ride is an exceptional way to experience the natural beauty of Middleton Place. Travel back in time to Henry Middleton's day by touring the plantation on horseback and explore miles of trails.
Riders are treated to an hour tour of the woodlands, riverbank and the rice fields of one of South Carolina’s most dramatic landscapes. Alligators, marsh birds, eagles and deer are some of the wildlife that riders often encounter.
All experience levels welcome. Protective headgear and riding instruction are provided. For ages 10 and up and ages 10-18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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. Please leave a message and your call will be returned.
Middleton Place Hounds
Middleton Place Hounds was recognized as a member of the MFHA in January 1977. The primary hunt country consists of land in Charleston and Dorchester Counties, containing over 10,000 acres on Middleton Place and Millbrook Plantation. Hunting days are Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday as announced.
Middleton Place Hounds is primarily a drag hunt and maintains a kennel of approximately fifty foxhounds, including crossbred and English foxhounds.
Visitors are welcome and should contact the Secretary, Mrs. Carl Lundquist (843) 851-6212 MiddletonPlaceHounds.com