Equest Tolkien Experience
The Shire is located at 4668 Meadowood Road, Dallas, TX 75220
Complimentary valet provided. Exclusive to adults 21+. Flat, sturdy shoes for crossing drawbridges and moats recommended. $20 minimum donation appreciated to benefit Equest, a nonprofit serving people with disabilities through equine facilitated therapies. The Hobbit House is not wheelchair accessible.
Join us for the most unique home tour you'll ever experience & shop along the way!
Experience a primitive other worldly indoor/outdoor adventure at The Shire of Preston Hollow.
Tour a whimsical Tolkien-inspired cottage, Hobbit House, and gardens based on the tales of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. After walking across a drawbridge and through the portcullis, middle-earth greets with warning, “Beyond this place be dragons.” Then enter Caras Galadan, the beautiful city of trees whose branches tangle across a cathedral ceiling. Follow a path through the Old Forest, across a water bridge to the Hobbit House, and up to the dragon’s lair.
The Equest Tolkien Experience is open to the public on
- Thursday, April 6 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. with lively music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. by Celtic band Beyond the Pale
- Friday, April 7 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with entertainment by DJ Andy Austin from noon to 5 p.m.
Please note this event is exclusive to adults 21+.
Upcoming Equest Events
Equest will be hosting the equestrian portion of Area Special Olympics of Texas at the Texas Horse Park on Sunday, March 25.
The Equest office will be closed with no classes in observance of Good Friday and Easter Sunday from Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 1.
Join us for Equest's Client & Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on Sunday, April 8!
Proceeds from the Dallas Charity Horse Show will benefit Equest and Friends of Fair Park.
Equest's own Susannah Denney will be hosting Mental Health First Aid training at the Texas Horse Park on Monday, April 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Equest After Dark will take place on Friday, April 20 at The Bomb Factory. More details coming soon.