Campgrounds Named by Trail Riders
January 17, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John Thurow -- 863-532-9387;
Ridge Horse Campground Voted Best in 2010
Timber Ridge Horse
Campground, adjacent to The Big South Fork National River and Recreation
edged out Heart of Dixie Trail Ride,
AL, to be voted
the best horse campground for 2010.
Timber Ridge received 158
votes to Heart of Dixie’s 150 in the closest race yet to win the coveted
“Five-Star” Award, according to John Thurow, trail boss of
HorseTrailDirectory.com, a website created by and for trail riders.
“When you read the reviews written by their
guests, you understand why these outstanding campgrounds received so
many 5-Star votes,” Thurow said.
To earn the award, a
campground must receive the most Five-Star ratings from trail riders,
who post their ratings on HorseTrailDirectory.com during the year.
In 2010, trail
riders wrote reviews and recorded more than 800 ratings on 267 different
horse campgrounds, with 135
campgrounds receiving at least one 5-Star rating.
For a complete listing of Five-Star
campgrounds and trails, visit
According to Lee
and Denise Stevens, they re-opened Timber Ridge Horse Campground just
over a year and a half ago, and are consistently working to exceed the
expectations of trail riders who come from all over the
Lee says that they are continually making changes based on their
campers’ recommendations and needs. Denise’s and Lee’s goal is “to
make this little paradise a horse lovers dream.”
The trail system close to Timber Ridge
keeps growing as Lee and Denise, working with park management, are
clearing neglected trails and putting in new ones so that riders can
enjoy more of the beautiful scenery. Timber Ridge Horse Campground
offers 25 electric/water sites and cabin rentals, two large barns,
turnout corrals and mile after mile of trail access right from camp.
Lee and Denise believe that the size of their facility allows
them to be readily available and spend time with their guests, meeting
their needs and developing long lasting friendships!
Denise says, “When you come to Timber Ridge, you come as
strangers and leave as friends!!”
winner, Heart of Dixie Trail Ride, was last year’s number one pick, and
is still a favorite.
Owned and operated by Richard and Pam Dunn
and family, Heart of Dixie offers trail riders miles of picturesque
Alabama's woodlands with pines and
giant hardwoods, over gentle hills and rolling pastures, and along the
While not riding, guests can enjoy the golf
driving range, pool, volleyball, horseshoes and fishing in farm ponds
and the river.
One of their guests writes in her review:
“AWESOME! Beautiful trails, clean facility with bath and shower house,
nice covered stalls, food is amazing :) Richard and Pam treat you like
family. Can't wait to go back!”
Thurow said that
HorseTrailDirectory.com currently has over 900 trail and campground
locations in its database.
They have been put there by people who have
ridden at the trail locations or by campground owners.
Most of the locations are in
North America but there are also listings in countries
around the globe, including
Each listing is described in a brief
narrative, accompanied by information about the location, such as number
of trail miles, trail difficulty, number of campsites, and directions to
After visiting a location, riders can
comment on their experiences by posting reviews.
experiences about places they have ridden and camped with their