GENERAL INFORMATION, RULES AND SAFETY
We are located within Sea Pines Plantation; Sea Pines charges a daily rate of $6.00 per car to enter the Plantation (payable at the gate as you enter).
Sea Pines does not allow motorbikes, RVs or bicycles into the Plantation.
Lawton Stables is a non-smoking facility; no dogs are allowed.
For your own safety, please supervise young children.
Open every day of the year except Christmas from 8am - 5pm and accept all major credit cards.
Our regulations require that all trail riders must be a minimum of 8 years old and do not allow 'double-riding' with two people sharing a horse.
Weight Restriction: For the safety of our horses and riders, there is a 250 lb limit (non-negotiable). For a more complete explanation of our weight policy, please click here. Please note this weight restriction is strictly enforced; a scale is available for your use.
Riders will be asked to arrive 30 minutes before the ride; please wear loose fitting clothing and no flip-flops, sandals or crocs.
During the Summer months, trail rides leave daily at 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 3:00 pm, and 5:00 pm. Monday through Saturday, and 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 2 pm and 4 pm Sundays.
In the Spring and Autumn prior to Daylight Savings, rides are scheduled daily at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm; during the shorter days rides are scheduled daily at 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.
During the Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year holiday period, rides leave daily at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.
All riders must sign a waiver prior to riding. We strongly recommend that all riders wear a helmet; however, you may refuse to wear one upon filling out an additional section of our waiver.
You must make a reservation for all trail rides - please BOOK ONLINE now or call our office on 843.671.2586 to make your reservation.
Our Shetland ponies are small and available only for small children. Pony rides are for children between the ages of 2-7 years old and weigh under 55 lbs.
Rides are two laps around the animal farm on a Shetland Pony led by a member of our team.
There is no 'double-riding' with two children sharing a pony.
Parents of young children are encouraged to walk alongside their child during the ride; however, please be careful to stay away from the pony's legs, do not walk behind a pony, and do not make any sudden or sharp movements or sounds that may startle the pony.
Pony rides are available 9:00 - 4:00 every day, and from 9:00 - 5:00 during the Summer High Season.
Check in for the pony rides are in the office; the parent (or guardian if no parent is present) must fill out a waiver prior to purchasing a ticket.
No reservations are necessary, but please note that the busiest times are between 10-12, so you may wish to plan accordingly. Rides are given on a first come, first serve basis.
SMALL ANIMAL FARM
Our animal farm is fully accredited by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). DHEC regulations prohibit feeding the animals with any food not provided by the farm so that we can control the quality and quantity of food the animals receive. For this reason, we ask that you do not bring your own food to feed the animals.
You may purchase animal feed on the porch of the Welcome Center (50 cents per handful). We sell Lawton souvenir cups inside the Welcome Center for $1.50 if you wish to purchase a cup to hold the animal food; otherwise, we do not provide cups for the food to help keep litter down and to ensure our animals do not harm themselves with paper products or cups.
If you have food for the horses (carrots or apples), you may feed the ponies or the Clydesdale (Harley) in the front paddock, or the trail horses in the paddock adjacent to the animal farm. Please note we do not sell carrots or apples for the horses.
We ask that you do not feed the working horses and ponies (any horse or pony wearing a saddle).
Please visit here for more information about our Birthday Parties.
We are pleased to sponsor Wish Upon a Horse, a non-profit therapeutic riding center providing free equine therapy lessons to special needs children and adults at our stables. Please visit their website for more information or to make a donation. Your gift helps make this possible!
We offer boarding at our facilities in our state-of-the art boarding facility, two arenas that are carefully maintained with proper footing and full turn-out. Boarding is offered at $1200 per month. For more information, visit our fees and services page.