Back Country



We provide guided horseback rides and tours to wineries and vineyards in the Charlottesville, Virginia area. Indian Summer Guide Service is fortunate enough to have access to some of the most breathtaking farms and vineyards in the region. Each of our private horseback rides is led by one of our knowledgeable guides, who will ensure your safety as well as your enjoyment. Take a back country ride to our locations in the White Hall area. We provide all safety equipment

The back country ride is a great option for a group looking to get up into the mountains. The ride is around 3 hours long. The terrain is steep and rocky in places, with creek crossings, and wildlife around every turn. There is an option to add a boxed lunch to be enjoyed along the way. There is no cell phone reception.

The ride does not end up at a vineyard but there are vineyards nearby that we’d be happy to recommend for after your ride.


35 minutes to UVA




3 Hours


4 Person Minimum


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Should I tip my Guide?
Our guides are working long before your ride begins and long after it ends. They do their best to provide you with an unbeatable experience. If you had a great time on your ride, please show your appreciation by tipping your guide.
Will We Gallop During Our Ride?
No. All of our rides are at a walking pace, regardless of experience.
May I smoke or drink alcohol during our ride?
No. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are not permitted on any of our rides.
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May I bring my own horse?
For the safety of all riders and our horses, we do not allow you to bring your own horse.
What Should I wear?
Closed toed shoes and pants are required.
Are Helmets Available or Required?
Helmets are available, but not required.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7 Days a Week