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Welcome to Chunky Gal Stables!


Chunky Gal Stables is Western North Carolina's best horseback riding experience! Located within driving distance of Franklin, Hayesville, Andrews, Murphy and Cashiers, NC and Hiawassee, Blairsville, and Young Harris, Georgia, Chunky Gal Stables has something for everyone to enjoy.  At Chunky Gal Stables we offer trail riding, lessons, training, and boarding. We are open 7 days a week from 8:00am - 5:00pm.
If you can't get your questions answered on here, feel free to give us a call at 828-389-4175 and we'll be more than happy to help you in any way we can.

***Boarding spots now available! We have a few slots open currently that are going quickly. Click on the Boarding tab above for more information. ***


Why the name "Chunky Gal"?
Chunky Gal Stables located in Hayesville, NC, near Franklin, Andrews, Cashiers, and Murphy NC.

No, we aren't in the business of weight loss. The name Chunky Gal comes from the mountain range that we sit right at the base of, Chunky Gal Mountain.  The mountains were named after an old Cherokee Indian story of a chief's daughter that did not want to be married off to who her father had selected and ran away into the mountains. Chunky Gal Mountain was the last place she was seen.

Why come to Chunky Gal Stables?
Chunky Gal Stables offers trail rides through the Nantahala National Forest, 7 days a week, year round.
We offer everything for the horse enthusiast as well as the enthusiast at heart.  We have amazing National Forests surrounding us that give us many different trail options for riding, so no matter how many times you come to ride with us, we can try to ride in different areas each time you visit. We keep our group sizes small and intimate to provide our riders with a more personal experience. Our trails are maintained regularly to help provide a safe riding environment for everyone.


USDA - Forest Service Nondiscrimination Statement
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in its programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

We operate under a special use permit from the USDA Forest Service.