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Boarding on the Lake

Granite Bay

106 Ratings

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$140 51% $71
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Travel 5–6 miles on scenic two-hour rides over historic trails on outings held during day or night

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 15, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 10 or older. 250lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Boarding on the Lake - Granite Bay: Two-Hour Horseback Ride and Picnic or Two-Hour Moonlit Ride from Boarding on the Lake in Granite Bay

Horses and humans have worked together for centuries, transporting goods, fording rivers, and sharing the blame for the fall of Troy. Bond with the noblest of creatures with today's Groupon to Boarding on the Lake in Granite Bay. Choose between the following options:

  • For $69, you get a two-hour group horseback ride with a picnic (a $140 value).
  • For $89, you get a two-hour group moonlit horseback ride (a $180 value).


The experienced horse handlers at Boarding on the Lake lead equestrians of all skill levels ages 10 and older on scenic 5- to 6-mile rides over the historic Pioneer Express Trail and around the shores of Folsom Lake. Instructors pair riders with friendly steeds upon arrival, then lead a quick, comprehensive lesson on horsemanship technique, safety, and how to properly clip the feathers from horses' ankles before they sprout into dangerous wings. After galloping over the sandy beaches of Folsom Lake, riders return to the boarding facilities for an outdoor picnic of sandwiches, drinks, and dessert. Moonlit tours depart after sunset and travel a similar route to the daytime tours, wandering through eerily quiet nighttime landscapes disrupted only by the soft impact of horses' hooves and a chorus of disturbing licking noises from owls eating lollipops in the trees. Participants should wear long pants, and boots are encouraged, though tennis shoes are also acceptable.

Boarding On The Lake

Boarding On The Lake is positioned right off Folsom Lake, a short trot from the beach and located near hundreds of miles of trails. This prime location lets horse owners hop atop their horses and be on the trail in minutes, rather than spending hours hitching up a trailer to transport their steed to a spot with good riding. Dedicated staffers keep the stalls, covered paddocks, and other facilities shipshape, and Boarding On The Lake’s owners are onsite as often as possible to ensure that everything is working smoothly. They've also set up a picnic area where guests can sit down and eat their lunch, instead of grazing on the high-quality alfalfa and grass reserved for the horses.

Customer Reviews

106 Ratings

Cal is such a great trail guide. He is informative, funny, select horses based in height and experience and is soooo good to look at. Definitely going to go back real soon
Duby C. · July 10, 2016
I loved the ride, the trail guide was great, helped the riders and allowed me (being a more experienced rider) to canter more than the other riders and even allowed me to jump over a few logs. I'd definitely recommend this place to ride and for great scenery!
Carol · June 29, 2016
So much fun! Cal was great and horses were beautiful! I'd definitely do that again!
Kathy G. · May 17, 2016
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    Granite Bay

    9095 Auburn Folsom Rd.

    Granite Bay, California 95746

    916-397-0510

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