Horseback riding  gives tourists the opportunity to sightsee on one of Boone's equestrian trails in the Blue Ridge Parkway, the most visited unit of the national park system in the United States.

The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show attracts horse lovers from around the country and the world. Events are hosted from June to early August. It features hunter/jumper and saddlebred divisions. The Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve appeals to visitors because of its full service facility for riders and horses. 

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