Many visitors are surprised and delighted to learn that Mississippi has a large and thriving equestrian community. Our state showcases not only phenomenal riding venues but also a wealth of horse shows and charity equestrian events.
In addition to the many horse shows and exhibitions in Mississippi, riding trails and equine facilities can be easily found throughout the state. Within Bienville National Forest (part of Roosevelt State Park) the Shockaloe Riding Trail awaits any horse lover who prefers natural transportation in a wilderness setting. The Natchez Trace Scenic Trail also offers incomparable riding experiences on any of the four different pathways that comprise this federally protected Scenic Trail.
Mississippi has much more to offer the horse lover, and with each passing year the events, shows and opportunities to experience nature on horseback grow and continue to delight both residents and visitors alike. Mississippi is home to many annual equestrian events like the Gulf Coast Winter Classics and the Dixie National Livestock Show & Rodeo.