Wow, what an absolutely beautiful Halloween weekend! We stayed at the Saddle Pad just outside of Camelot Farms in St. Helena, SC, with our 11 year old daughter.
The cottage was warm and welcoming. We loved the horse bedding as well as the entire horse theme they had in the cottage.
They had nice sized paddocks for the horses, and we really loved that they were right next to the cottage where we could check up on the horses. It was really nice having them that close. We could literally look out the living room window and see them.
This is the first time our daughter has taken her Pinto pony to the beach, and she had the BEST time! We enjoyed having the opportunity to walk to the semi private beach any time we wanted on our horses. Thursday night we timed it just right as the sun was setting on the way back!
Friday we rode to the beach again where we had a fun time trotting and loping our horses! We had lunch on the beach as well and enjoyed the sounds of the waves crashing against the shore. Shortly thereafter, we took the trails around Camelot Farms. That evening, we went into Beaufort for a haunted carriage ride put on by CAPA. They were dressed in costumes as ghost stories for the Beaufort area were told, and on the streets different characters would startle us as they told their version of the story or appeared at just the right time during our tour. This was the BEST ghost tour we’ve ever been on, and we’ve been on several in the Charleston area.
Saturday we took the dirt roads that lead to the plantation house that was used in Forest Gump! We enjoyed the moss covered trees and had a really nice ride together. The weather was perfect hovering around 70. The people we encountered along the way were friendly and respectful to us on our horses, too, which is always nice.
While we were there, we visited the Old Sheldon Church Ruins as well as The Chapel of Ease. That was a really cool backdrop for our Halloween pictures, too!
We took our daughter trick-or-treating at the Hunting Island State park also, which she loved! She was a hit with all of the little children as she was dressed as Mal from the Disney “Descendants” movie.
We had three beautifully amazing days on horseback! We loved that we could vacation as a family and take our horses with us! We had all of the accommodations from home with good quality time spent together as a family and on horseback!
We highly recommend this horse lover’s vacation! While we enjoyed the beach access while staying at the cottage, Hunting Island allows horses on their beach December 1 – February 1 as well. We took our horses last year and recommend it to anyone that has ever wanted to ride their horses on the beach!
Thank you for allowing us to share our Halloween Adventure with you!