was established in 1990 and is a resident camp for girls ages 7-17 who love
horses. Shadow Mountain is a small and unique horse camp
with certified instruction, lots of riding, plenty of horses, and a broad range
of horse activities. It’s a happy camp and a special place, and campers’ days
are filled with fun and accomplishment, freedom and challenge, and good horsey times. It is located on 118 acres with half rolling
pastures, half wild woods, three ponds, a creek, and miles of riding trails.
The camp facilities are in a beautiful natural setting, down a long drive in a
hidden hollow, with the creek flowing in front and Shadow Mountain rising behind. They include a
large horse barn and tack room, a 100’x 200’ sand footing riding ring, a 3 acre
jump field, a cross-country riding course, an above-ground pool, a camp house,
and a bunk house. Shadow Mountain Farm is also quite historical as
it was a Cherokee Indian Farm back in the early 1800’s. The owners/director’s
house is a small log cabin (now modernized) that was once the home of a
Cherokee Indian family (the Tootles) who hand-hewed the logs from the farm in
1810. The cabin is a Loudon County historical landmark. Shadow Mountain is located 8 miles off of I-75, near the
small town of Loudon, and is 20 miles southwest of Knoxville.
The pool is greatly enjoyed in the
summer – by the “Pool Pugs” too!