Where horse dreams come true
Georgia’s premier horseback riding and vacation destination, just a stone’s throw from Atlanta
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Are you looking for something fun to do with your family?
Are your kids glued to their devices?
Trying to get away from the crowds and enjoy yourself safely?
Take a ride though our shady wooded trails and let us show you a good time!
Get a real feel for horseback riding with our twice daily trail rides on our well cared for, healthy horses, suitable for all levels of experience. With our hands on approach, every rider will have the chance to assist with grooming and tacking their horse before their ride.
Trails for Miles
No matter if you are a beginner wanting to ride with a guide lazily across beautiful open pastures or a more experienced rider, ready to trot or lope through lush wooded trails, we have a ride to suit your experience level.
Delicious food to boot!
Why not stop a while and recharge? Our kitchen team are waiting to treat you to a delicious lunch before or after your ride. For those seeking a whole day out, we also serve dinner!
We get it –
can be hard these days.
We have been welcoming guests and visitors to our ranch for almost 30 years, many of whom come back year after year. There’s a reason we are known as Georgia’s Premier Horseback Riding Destination
Packages & Pricing
Our trail rides depart twice daily, year round! You can pick from our one or two hour of saddle time ride options. Suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike.
Ride + Meal Bundle
All that saddle time will make your hungry! Add on a delicious buffet lunch or dinner to your riding reservation. Meals include hot buffet, salad bar, soft drinks and deserts.
Make a day of it! This package option allow our visitors to be our “guests for the day” and get a taste of what it’s like to stay at our ranch. Package includes riding, lunch, dinner and free time to enjoy our swimming pool and facilities.
How it Works
Welcome to paradise!
Southern Cross Guest Ranch, Georgia’s premier trail riding, horse farm and vacation destination, offers something for everyone. Conveniently nestled in Central Georgia’s Historic Heartland and within an hour drive from Atlanta.
The ranch is a working horse farm and home to well over 150 quality Paint and Quarter horses and is best known for its exceptional hands-on horseback riding program, personalized riding experience, and peaceful, comfortable setting.
Riders can enjoy...
Absolutely! We have horses for every level of rider. Our experienced staff will also teach you basic horse riding skills and be there to answer your questions and assist you.
Yes, if you or anyone in your party is over 250lbs we do ask that you call us, prior to making your reservation.
Yes. Children 4 to 7 MUST ride tandem with a parent or guardian. Anyone 9 and older will be given their own horse. Children at the age of 8, depending on experience, may ride tandem with a parent or guardian or ride their own horse.
It is suggested that you wear comfortable pants and closed-toe shoes with a small heel. Sneakers are permitted but not advised. NO OPEN FLIP FLOPS OR HIGH HEELS.