The unforgettable allure of Haig Point
The Equestrian Centers at Haig Point are as spacious and well-equipped as they are charming – set under spreading oaks and ringed by the arching fences of training rings and pastures. There are in fact two separate facilities, a private stable within the gates that is exclusive to Haig Point members, and a second facility that supports trail and beach rides for members, guests and the visiting public on Daufuskie Island.
Setting out from the Melrose Stables, riders may enjoy a winding trail ride to the beach, and when our sea turtle friends are not nesting, a brisk canter down the long stretch of white sand. It is an extremely rare opportunity to ride in the surf along this magnificently unspoiled stretch of the Atlantic coast. In addition, several trails for beginner and intermediate riders take in the sea island beauty of Haig Point and Daufuskie Island. There are pony rides and pony lessons for the young horsemen and horsewomen in the family.
At Haig Point is a 12-stall barn, complete with tack room, lounge, restroom, office and wash/grooming stalls. The stables open out to three, meticulously manicured acres. Boarding includes daily pasture maintenance to provide horses with adequate grazing. There are four turnout pastures as well as a riding arena and round pen.
South Carolina State Heritage Horse
Horses have a varied and unique history here on Daufuskie Island. Dating back to the 1500’s, small Spanish-bred horses were brought to the island by explorers and several bands of these horses survived in the semi-tropical island climate which are today known as Marsh Tackies. These bands of ponies were later captured and domesticated by Native Americans and European settlers.
Meet the cast
Belle, Finn, Butterrow, Fawn, Farley, Easy and Buckra
Swift, Finch, Raven, Pippin, Zeus, Gator, Max, Jackson, Victor, Moose, Cooper, Benjie, Jake and Magic