The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards: A Top Equestrian Community

Discover Our Top Equestrian Community at The Cliffs

Considered some of nature’s most beautiful creatures, horses have long been part of our everyday lives. Today, the art of horsemanship still grants us the opportunity to connect with these majestic animals while exploring some of nature’s finest creations. To provide members with a one-of-a-kind experience, our equestrian community at The Cliffs offers everything you could ever need while spending time with your animals.

In this post, we will take an inside look at the extraordinary features of our Equestrian Center located at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards, and the various programs available for members to partake in. 

The Equestrian Center at Keowee Vineyards 

Located at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards –– one of our three lake communities –– our equestrian center is an accessible facility for members who are horse owners, or those who simply enjoy spending time around the animals. 

With easy access to our stables, arena, riding trails, and member events all year long, this is a horse lovers paradise! Led by experienced staff, members have the opportunity to learn about the animal’s behavior, along with how to properly handle and care for them. 

With an expansive list of luxury features and thoughtful design, our equestrian facilities have earned high praise. One of our proudest achievements was earning the prestigious title of Best Equestrian Community of the Year in 2018

Let’s take a look at some of the key features that make our facilities exceptional not only for the animals but for the members as well.

Featured Facilities

Home to a beautiful lounge area and temperature-controlled tack room, the main area is complete with a kitchen, washer and dryer, and two wash racks. For boarding, our stables feature spacious matted stalls. This provides the animals with the most comfortable living environment possible. While cleaned on a daily basis, these living quarters are also equipped with automatic watering and fly buster systems to ensure a pleasant experience for the horses at all hours of the day and night.

On the grounds, there is a grand arena that contains a full set of show jumps to exercise the animals and prepare them for competitions. Additionally, there are large pastures surrounded by three-board fencing, so the horses can graze freely in their own private corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains.   

Equestrian Amenities for Members 

Over the years, these exceptional facilities have earned us great recognition, being named a top equestrian community in the country. But, that is not all our magnificent equestrian community is known for. 

From within the community, our members have direct access to the Jocassee Gorges Wilderness Area’s riding trails. Known for its waterfalls and scenic viewpoints, these protected forestlands in Upstate South Carolina are even more spectacular when experienced from horseback. The region’s temperate climate also allows members to experience the beauty that seasonal changes bring while riding.  

Throughout the year, our equestrian facility also hosts a number of exciting events at the barn. These events include spooky ghost stories told on Halloween, a Kentucky Derby party, and even ‘Saddle and Sip’ events where wine and hors d’oeuvres are served after an afternoon spent riding.

For additional entertainment, the Tryon International Equestrian Center is just a short drive outside of the community. This premier destination for horse lovers hosts world-class competitions throughout the year, attracting riders of all levels and disciplines to compete. The center features restaurants and shops, along with lodging for those visiting from other parts of the country. 

One Club Membership, A World of Possibilities

Our equestrian amenities are just one of the countless other amenities of membership at The Cliffs. Designed to emphasize mountain adventures in the great outdoors, our club membership allows you to enjoy your favorite activities in a way that is uniquely your own. With two levels of club membership, you have the freedom to customize your lifestyle at The Cliffs. 

For golf enthusiasts, our golf membership transforms the way you enjoy the sport –– enriching your experience in every way. From high in the mountain tops to sandy lakeshores, golfers can put their skills to the test on various types of courses –– and with seven premier courses to choose from, there is never a dull moment out on the green. To learn more about our golf membership, click here

For those who may not be avid golfers, yet are looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the active membership is just for you. You will have access to our luxury wellness centers, swimming pools, and sports courts, along with all of our private social clubs and exclusive member events. 

Start Your Journey 

No matter how you choose to enjoy your life in the Carolina mountains, one thing is for sure –– becoming an exclusive member is a must! In order to start your adventure, you will need to become a homeowner at one of The Cliffs’ seven luxury communities

Similar to our expansive catalog of member amenities, our luxury properties include a wide range of options. From charming mountain cottages to elegant townhomes, and grand estates right on a golf course, you’re sure to find a turn-key home that meets your needs. 

And if you’ve always dreamed of building your dream home, we have multiple programs to help you through the process. Once you find the perfect homesite, choose between a completely custom home build, or a built-for-sale option with our Cliffs Builders. No matter how you choose to live at The Cliffs, you won’t be disappointed.

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