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With sprawling views and natural mountain beauty, there are endless trails, peaks, and valleys to explore on horseback.
The wisdom of these words inspires the riding program at the Preserve, for few equestrian centers so embrace their natural surroundings. Here, trails set out in every direction for what at first may seem a labyrinth of trails, but soon become treasured paths to adventure, each ride embracing the nuances of the day, the season and the nature that so envelopes these woods.
A Greenville, SC, native, Lila was bitten by the horse bug at a young age. She took lessons from several trainers in her area, and her love for the equestrian lifestyle continued to grow. After completing her bachelor’s in Animal Science at Clemson University, she took a job working for a hunter/jumper veterinarian during the 2016 show season. While life on the road had its adventures, she was anxious to reestablish a home base. Lila has always loved facilitating the human/equine bond and what better way to do that than with a program like Balsam’s? From pony rides to scenic trails, kids camp to Pinot and Ponies, Lila loves getting people down to the stables to meet the horses.