Horses require human guidance to keep from brushing against barbed wire, eating poisonous rocks, and galloping triumphantly into the ocean. Take the reins with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $39 for a weekday trail ride for two, redeemable after June 1 (an $80 value)
- $39 for a one-day mini horseback-riding camp (an $85 value)
- $139 for a birthday-party package for up to eight children (a $300 value)
During one-hour trail rides, duos walk and trot along the ranch's well-kept trails, donning provided helmets while taking in sweeping views and gleaning basic horseback-riding skills. The one-day mini camp introduces participants to equine care and riding. Mini camps are currently scheduled on April 26, June 7 and 28, July 2–5, and August 26–30. Campers should bring their own lunch. Children can celebrate with the birthday-party package, which includes a 20-minute group riding lesson and 30 minutes of pony rides, along with plates, napkins, and balloons.
Five Star Ranch
The indoor arena, outdoor arena, and winding trails on Five Star Ranch's grounds resound with pounding hooves as instructor Gail Haynes and her experienced staff guide visitors during lessons, clinics, and trail rides. In a well-lit 80'x130' indoor arena, teachers imbue horseback-riding students with safety tips for horse leading and expound on tacking techniques and grooming principles, such as which horse breeds look best with a pompadour.
The Ranch's clinics cover the gamut of equine wherewithal, from basic horsemanship skills to learning how to properly conduct a horse using reins instead of a magic wand. Visitors to the ranch can also amble into the tack store for all of their equestrian needs, such as hand-picked grooming supplies from renowned brands Professionals' Choice and John Lyons.