Cherokee Hill Farm

Cherokee Hill Farm is a full service 100 acre horse farm, located in Tryon, NC.
Open 24 hours
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Training in the high Negev Desert with Israeli Endurance riders near the Ramon Crater. The scenery is awesome as are the Shagya and Crabbet Arabian horses.

The view from the rim of the Ramon Crater is simply amazing. Thank you to our friends from Israeli Endurance!

Here we are in the high Negev Desert following a wonderful work session with our FEI international endurance Israeli friends.


4 years ago
I began taking lessons at Cherokee Hill Farm about a year ago. I grew up riding horses and wanted to get back in the saddle. Mike has been very accommodating with scheduling lessons in the evening and on weekends (I work full-time during the week). He is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent instructor, willing to invest time with his students. I would definitely recommend Cherokee Hill Farm to riders of any age and skill level.
- Kate K
4 years ago
We have been at Cherokee Hill Farm for almost a year now. What we found was a farm where horses truly love to be at. The care each horse receives is outstanding, and the pastures are very large and well maintained. The location next to FENCE offers direct access to miles of trails. What we have found most rewarding is the lesson program, where a rider is taught how to ride, and not just be along for the ride. Our daughter progressed more in three months under the lesson program at Cherokee Hill than she had in the previous year of lessons. She is 11 years old and has quickly become a confident and accomplished rider. If you are looking for a great place to board, or a lesson program that will truly teach the core foundations needed to become an accomplished rider you need to consider this farm.
- Blake L
4 years ago
A wonderful place to take lessons or board your horse! Cherokee Hill Farm offers large, airy barns, lots of pasture, a riding ring, and direct access to the FETA trail system. The lesson horses are kind and very safe, making lessons enjoyable for riders of all levels (and ages - including young children). Mike and his staff give exceptional attention to the health and well-being of every horse on the farm. If you're looking for a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere with happy horses, this is the place for you.
- Tess S

About us


Cherokee Hill Farm is a full service 100 acre horse farm, offering equestrians a maximum of possibilities for care, instruction, and training. We have been serving Polk, Spartanburg, and Greenville Counties for more than 36 years. We are staffed seven days a week, and can offer any needed equine services, from exercise to grooming. 

Equine Rehabilitation Services are a specialty of our farm. We offer specialized care for horses with unusual health requirements, or for those requiring a layup and rehabilitation while recovering from sickness or injury.  
The upper barn stable is 200 feet in length, and features a twenty foot wide center isle, providing for ease and safety while handling your horse.  This stable contains 25 box stalls which are 12'X12' including those with in and out capability onto adjacent paddocks.  The stable has a hot water wash rack, two tack rooms, tack cleaning facilities, and restroom.  The lower barn stable contains 11 box stalls, both in the center isle and attached shed row.  A wash rack and two tack rooms are in this barn as well.  Our farm includes a 250' X 125' Hunter Ring, as well as an over 1000' Outside Course nestled into the Foothills of the Blue Ridge.  
Our full board includes feeding three meals per day, daily turnout, a box stall with bedding and daily cleaning, hay, and blanketing service. We offer special rates for short term stays, such as for weekend shows at the Fence Show Grounds, Fox Hunters Week, or for special get a way vacations.  Come ride with us during the fall foliage season.

Cherokee Hill Farm is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is located adjacent to the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE).  Our bridle paths on the farm lead directly into FENCE, where you may ride over their 380 acre facility.
The farm is located directly on the FETA Trail System, and as a boarder here you will be eligible to join FETA, and ride their 140 mile trail system.  One of the FETA trails is located on the farm itself.
We are located in the heart of Old Hunting Country, and are in close proximity to both the Tryon Hounds and Green Creek Hounds Chartered Hunts.  The spectacular views from our hilltops are sure to enhance your pleasure riding experience.


Boarders may request that their horses be held in their stalls, rather than be turned out, by placing a phone call the day before the morning they wish to ride.  This Call Ahead feature saves time, and gets you onto the trail or to your morning workout sooner.


Cherokee Hill Farm trains all breeds of horses for many disciplines.  Bitless training methods and self adjusting Pegasus saddles are utilized assuring a pleasurable experience for your horse, and rapid results. Special training board rates are offered.


Our riding school is especially well suited to the beginning rider.  Our school horses are well experienced, gentle, calm, and are knowledgeable regarding beginning riders and their educational needs.  Mike's training is in classical hunt seat, having trained in New Jersey with several internationally known instructors, and also having participated in clinics at the USET at Hamilton Farm. Mike's training also includes European experience with Mr. P.H. Gilbert, at his Glenrothes Riding Centre, Fife, Scotland. He has enjoyed hunter pacing in NC as well, and he is a two time Field Hunter Champion of the Western North Carolina Hunter Pace Series.  Hunt Seat Lessons for children are a specialty of our farm, and lessons are available both after school and on weekends.  Students 4 years old and up are accepted for training.  Special instruction rates for children are offered, as well as an introductory special for a beginners first lesson. 


Our riding school horses are available for our students to lease by the month, day, or hour.  Boarders may also book horses for qualified equestrian friends to ride with them, as guests on the FETA trail system.  Our lease horses include both Appendix and Quarter Horses, as well as a Warmblood.  All are trail experienced.  


Cherokee Hill Farm is owned and operated by Mike & Linda Schatzberg. They moved here thirty-six years ago, relocating their farm from Chester, NJ, to Tryon, and established their boarding, training, and riding school in Old Hunting Country. Cherokee Hill Farm, located on Hunting Country Road, is the oldest, continuously operating boarding farm in Old Hunting Country.  The main stable has twenty-five stalls, hot and cold wash racks, two tack rooms, an office, feed room and ample storage for shavings and hay.  The horses are afforded nearly 60 acres of turn out in five pastures.  

Mike and Linda since moving here have been very active and involved in the local community. Mike is a charter member, former treasurer and field master for the Green Creek Hounds and is a past member of the Greenville County Hounds. The local Pony Club now known as the River Valley Pony Club was formed and started at Cherokee Hill Farm. It was known then originally as The TLC (Tryon, Landrum & Columbus) Pony Club, and the farm provided horses, facilities, and instructors to the new organization. Mike introduced young riders to foxhunting, riding with Juniors in both with the Green Creek Hounds and the Tryon Hounds hunts.

Please feel free to contact us directly for details on availability of our boarding services, training, rehabilitation, or lesson packages.
Thank you for your visit to our website,
Mike and Linda Schatzberg
Cherokee Hill Farm 
Tryon, NC 28782
828 859 9990 Tel
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460 Cherokee Hill Lane
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
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