KNOTT COUNTY HORSEBACK SPRING & FALL TRAIL RIDES Always the first Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday in May and October.
April 30 - May 3, 2015 are the dates for the Spring 2015 Ride.
Admission will be $20.00 for all three days. 12 and under get in FREE.
Many come early and stay all week which is fine. No additional cost to come early. BUT REMEMBER, the gate to campground will not open until 4pm the Sunday before the rides are scheduled.
Riders MUST have both coggins and current health certificates
for all horses with you.
There will be music all three nights (Thursday, Friday & Saturday).
Music line ups for the upcoming ride will be posted as soon as they have been confirmed.
The cost: $20 per person for the entire event, no matter if you come in at the first of the week or just for one day. Children 12 or under are admitted free.
No electricity on site although many people bring generators. Please Note: In the early morning and at dusk, one can hear the elk bugle this time of year which is amazing to hear. But loud generators block out the sound so, if you bring a generator, please try to bring a quiet one.
The local fire departments bring water up to the camping area and do an amazing job keeping the water troughs full.
Port-a-Johns are located throughout the camping area. A septic service for RV's will be available. The County also brings in a large trailer that sets up Thursday and offers hot showers for $5 each Thursday - Sunday. Boy does it feel good after a full day of riding. Do bring your own towels.
Campfires are fine at your campsite. There are pickets to tie up your horses by the stage area which is also a great place to “park your horses” when grabbing a bite to eat at the concessions area.
The address to plug into your Navigation System is :
14 Clydean Road, Leburn KY 41831 This will actually take you to the BP Station at the intersection of Hwy 80 & Hwy 1098 where you will take Hwy 1098 North. Go exactly 2 miles to top of mountain and turn left onto Elk View Drive and follow the signs to the campground.
Exact GPS coordinates for the two locations:
Knott County ATV Safety Training Center/Campground 37 24 32 68n 82 59 39 80w
Click here to see photos from the 2008 Fall Trail Ride.
Click here to see photos from the 2008 Spring Trail Ride.
From Lexington: Take I-75 to I-64 east, exit onto the Mountain Parkway and follow to Highway 15 exit at Campton. Follow Highway 15 to Highway 80 east. Follow Hwy 80 east to the Highway 1098 intersection at Soft Shell. Follow Hwy 1098 to Elk View Drive. Follow Elk View Drive to Sutton Memorial Drive. This will lead you directly to the Trail Ride.
From London: Take the Daniel Boone Parkway east (this turns into Hwy 80 east at Hazard); follow Hwy 80 to the Highway 1098 intersection at Soft Shell; follow Hwy 1098 north to Elk View Drive; follow Elk View Drive to Sutton Memorial Drive to the Trail Ride.