Knut Torpe, the founder of Ocoee Horseride, came to the U.S. from Norway in 2015. In his home country he ran family owned horseback riding business his whole adult life. Knut’s father, Eirik Torpe, founded the rancho in 1965 welcoming visitors from all over Europe to come and horseback ride in the majestic mountains of Norway every summer. This has been Knut’s childhood growing up. Click here to learn more about Fjelldokkstølen, the Norwegian Farm.
So, why Tennessee? After visiting TN Knut has quickly realised that the region has a large potential for this kind of business compared to colder climates of Norway. The Cleveland and Ocoee area attract large number of outdoor lovers coming here for whitewater rafting, mountain climbing, hiking, fishing, hunting and now horseback riding.
Ocoee Horseride is a privately owned ranch that is located 10 min away from Cleveland, TN, and about 45 min away from Chattanooga, TN. This could be your next weekend's trip with family and friends.
Our horses are secure, surefooted, kind and of course familiar with the trails. We currently have 12 horses of various breeds. One of these horses will become your friend and carry you safely across the hills of Tennessee.
Take exit 27 from I-75 then turn right to Paul Huff Parkway follow for about - 1.5 miles;
Continue onto Stuart Rd for 2.0 mi then turn left onto Michigan Ave Rd. and follow for about 2 miles;
Turn right onto Tasso Rd and follow for 2 miles, then slight left onto Chatata Valley Rd;
After about one mile turn right onto Old Bacon Rd NE; the ranch will be on your left
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