Ashley Grant graduated Summa Cum Laude from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC with a BA in Dance Education with North Carolina K-12 teacher licensure. She is a lifelong horse enthusiast and returns this summer as our director keeping everyone straight and going the right direction.
Becky Grant is the founder of Blue Ridge Horse Adventures and is the lead riding instructor. She has over 40 years experience with horses and has a passion for serving her community. She has a background in business management, veterinary science, and childcare.
Jessica Grant had her first pony ride at 1 year old and has been riding ever since. She is an important part of our leadership team. She is a detailed instructor and safety coordinator and also rides at college.
Brittany has been part of the Blue Ridge Horse Adventures family for 10 years. She literally walked the soles off her boots volunteering in 4-H doing lead line rides for other children. She was here from the beginning and has definitely earned her spot on our staff. She is also an experienced rider and mother of 2 beautiful children.
James is a rising senior and is aspiring to be an engineer, adores all kinds of animals, and enjoy spending time with his older sisters. He is an honor student and is also active in theatre and fitness.
Abby is a knowledgable horse woman and is aspiring to be a veterinary technician with a kind disposition and also experience with children. She will be our horse care specialist for the 2022 season.
Jordan is a rising senior and is an honor student and aspiring to be a pediatric pulmonologist. She is also a talented visual artist and is active in local theatre. She brings the creative arts to the 2022 season.
Samari "Sammy" is a 29 year old Arabian known for his bond with the children. He is easy to handle and is a retired riding lesson instructor. His current job involves the inherent therapeutic qualities of horses in all their beauty and majesty.
Cisco is a beginner lesson horse who does not lack for attention. You will often find him with flowers braided into his mane. He's living his best life.
Trigger is an advanced lesson horse and descendant of Roy Roger's horse by the same name. His resume also includes being an emotional therapy horse.
Sonny is new to us this year and is a ray of sunshine with his sweet personality and easy demeanor. He is a beginner lesson horse. He is visiting with us this summer for the children, and we hope to see much more of him.
Scarlet is a sweet young pony who will make you fall in love with her disposition and curiosity. She does lead line rides and is learning to be a lesson pony.
Hershey is a 15 year old quarter horse and is our resident pasture manager in charge of the entire farm. He knows all the comings and goings and who's who. His confidence and gentle spirit aspires to keep everyone safe.
We're not sure if Cupcake is part donkey or not, but he keeps the pasture clear of wildlife. He does not seem to know he is a mini.
Gali was the horse that started it all. He stole the hearts of everyone. He was our first lesson horse in 2012 until retirement and then lived out his life here on the farm enjoying attention from everyone.