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HorseSense Riding Academy is located at  842 Orchard Rd, in Ellijay, Georgia.

NOTE:  This is NOT our mailing address! If you have something to mail to us, call us to make sure it goes to the right place.

Follow the links below for our preferred detailed driving instructions, which will bring you up the south side of Orchard Rd so that the farm entrance is on the LEFT -- especially if you are trailering!

Be aware that online maps/directions (MapQuest, Google Maps, etc.) won't always work here ... some of them take you up the steep and twisty north side of Orchard Rd and then leave you stranded about 0.25 miles from the farm. If this happens, keep going up to the very top of the hill, in which case the farm will be on your RIGHT.

Also, make sure your search is for Orchard ROAD, not Orchard Lane, which is on the other side of the county from us!

Click the map below to enlarge it.  You can also download printable directions here.

directions to HorseSense Riding Academy

From Hwy 382/CRRA

From the Square in Downtown Ellijay

From Cherry Log/Blue Ridge/and points north

From Hwy 52-East/Dahlonega

From Hwy 282/Chatsworth/Dalton

From Cartersville/Fairmount/Calhoun/Rome

From Canton/Ball Ground/Jasper

From Atlanta

From HWY 382/CRRA Main and Eagle Mtn Gates:

Turn left onto GA Hwy 382, and go to the stop sign by Green's Country Store/Valero.  Turn left onto Old Hwy 5 and go 0.5 miles, then turn LEFT (careful on that blind curve!) onto ORCHARD RD. Follow Orchard Rd, bearing RIGHT up the hill, for 0.5 miles, past our big front pasture to the farm entrance on the LEFT.  Drive straight past the farmhouse to the parking lot behind the arena.

From the Square in Downtown Ellijay/Hwy 52/Dalton:

Follow Hwy 52 east toward Ellijay. From the Ellijay Square, head South on MAIN ST, which becomes Old Hwy 5 South. Go through the 3-way stop at Howard Simmons Rd, and proceed for 1 mile to the RIGHT turn onto Orchard Rd. Follow Orchard Rd, bearing RIGHT up the hill, for 0.5 miles, past our big front pasture to the farm entrance on the LEFT. Drive straight past the farmhouse to the parking lot behind the arena.

From Cherry Log/Blue Ridge/and points north:

Head south down US 76/GA Hwy 5/GA Hwy 515/Zell Miller Mountain Pkwy. (Why does one road need so many names?) About 17 miles south of Blue Ridge, turn RIGHT at the third Ellijay stoplight on Hwy 515 (across from WalMart) onto Howard Simmons Rd. Follow Simmons Rd 0.5 mile to the 3-way stop at the bottom of the hill. Turn LEFT on Old Hwy 5 and proceed for 1 mile to the RIGHT turn onto Orchard Rd. Follow Orchard Rd, bearing RIGHT up the hill, for 0.5 miles, past our big front pasture to the farm entrance on the LEFT. Drive straight past the farmhouse to the parking lot behind the arena.

From Hwy 52/Dahlonega:

Head west on Hwy 52 toward Ellijay. (From Dahlonega, go approx. 34 miles.) Turn LEFT at the stoplight on 1ST AVE to go across bridge, then take the immediate right onto Industrial Blvd. Go 1.2 miles to the 2nd stoplight and turn LEFT (stay in left lane thru the turn!) to head south on Old Hwy 5. Drive 2.7 miles (through the 3-way stop at Howard Simmons Rd), then turn RIGHT onto Orchard Rd. Follow Orchard Rd, bearing RIGHT up the hill, for 0.5 miles, past our big front pasture to the farm entrance on the LEFT. Drive straight past the farmhouse to the parking lot behind the arena.

From Hwy 282/Chatsworth/Dalton:

VIA US HWY 76/GA Hwy 282: Take US‐411 South through Chatsworth. Just past Smyrna Ramhurst Rd, turn LEFT onto US-76/GA-282/Mountain Rd. Go 0.2 mile, then turn RIGHT onto GA-282/US-76. After 2.4 miles, turn LEFT to stay on Hwy 282/76 and drive 16.1 miles toward Ellijay. At the stoplight on Main Street/Alt Hwy 5 (Dairy Queen across the road), turn RIGHT onto Old Hwy 5. Drive 2.7 miles (through the 3-way stop at Howard Simmons Rd), then turn RIGHT onto Orchard Rd. Follow Orchard Rd, bearing RIGHT up the hill, for 0.5 miles, past our big front pasture to the farm entrance on the LEFT. Drive straight past the farmhouse to the parking lot behind the arena.

VIA US HWY 411: Take US‐411 South through Chatsworth. Turn LEFT onto Hwy 136‐East. Go 5.6 miles, then turn LEFT on HWY 382. Go 9.1 miles to the stop sign by Green's Country Store/Valero. Turn left onto Old Hwy 5 and go 0.5 miles, then turn LEFT (careful on that blind curve!) onto ORCHARD RD. Follow Orchard Rd, bearing RIGHT up the hill, for 0.5 miles, past our big front pasture to the farm entrance on the LEFT. Drive straight past the farmhouse to the parking lot behind the arena.

From Rome/Calhoun/Cartersville:

Take US 411 North or GA Hwy 53 East to Fairmount. If you're coming into Fairmount from Hwy 53, turn left at the stop sign onto Hwy 411 and go 0.2 miles to the next turn; if you're coming into Fairmount from Hwy 411, go straight to the next turn. Turn RIGHT (just past the Valero station) onto Hwy 53 East toward Jasper. Proceed 15 miles, then turn LEFT at the second stoplight onto GA Hwy 515/Zell Miller Mountain Pkwy. Follow Hwy 515 towards Ellijay for 12.7 miles. Turn LEFT onto the exit for Hwy 382-West/Alt Hwy 5 North; at the bottom of the ramp, turn RIGHT towards Ellijay/Resaca. Go 3.2 miles and turn LEFT (careful on that blind curve!) onto ORCHARD RD. Follow Orchard Rd, bearing RIGHT up the hill, for 0.5 miles, past our big front pasture to the farm entrance on the LEFT. Drive straight past the farmhouse to the parking lot behind the arena.

From Canton/Ball Ground/Jasper:

Take I‐575 NORTH towards Jasper. 12 miles past Canton, I-575 bears to the LEFT and becomes Zell Miller Mountain Parkway/Hwy 515. After another 10 miles, you will come to the Jasper stoplight at Hwy 53 – go straight through this light and continue north on Hwy 515 towards Ellijay for 12.7 miles. Turn LEFT onto the exit for Hwy 382-West/Alt Hwy 5 North; at the bottom of the ramp, turn RIGHT towards Ellijay/Resaca. Go 3.2 miles and turn LEFT (careful on that blind curve!) onto ORCHARD RD. Follow Orchard Rd, bearing RIGHT up the hill, for 0.5 miles, past our big front pasture to the farm entrance on the LEFT. Drive straight past the farmhouse to the parking lot behind the arena.

From Atlanta:

Take I-575 NORTH towards Canton. After about 18 miles you will pass Canton, continuing on towards Jasper. After  12 miles, I-575 bears to the LEFT and becomes Zell Miller Mountain Parkway/Hwy 515. After another 10 miles, you will come to the Jasper stoplight at Hwy 53 – go straight through this light and continue north on Hwy 515 towards Ellijay for 12.7 miles. Turn LEFT onto the exit for Hwy 382-West/Alt Hwy 5 North; at the bottom of the ramp, turn RIGHT towards Ellijay/Resaca. Go 3.2 miles and turn LEFT (careful on that blind curve!) onto ORCHARD RD. Follow Orchard Rd, bearing RIGHT up the hill, for 0.5 miles, past our big front pasture to the farm entrance on the LEFT. Drive straight past the farmhouse to the parking lot behind the arena.