For centuries, horseshoes have been associated with good fortune, which is why homeowners hang them over doorways and brides lob them at groups of their single friends. Get hitched with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $75 for a horseback trail ride and cookout for two (a $160 value)
- $129 for a horseback trail ride and cookout for four (a $320 value)
Upon arriving at Equine Boulevard's 16-acre estate, groups will learn the basics during a brief safety course before saddling up under the watchful eye of the facility's expert staff. A 40- to 45-minute trot atop the surrounding trails helps rouse appetites, spurring riders to head back and chow down during a hot-dog cookout, where country-western music will cast a festive tone across the ranch.
Recently appointed as the World Scholar-Athlete Games' 2011 Deputy Commissioner of Equestrian Activities by the Institute for International Sport, professional horsewoman Holly Thompson lends riders and their maned compatriots a wealth of stallion savvy on Equine Blvd.'s sprawling 16-acre estate. Thompson and her staff provide a hay-scented potpourri of services, including riding lessons, training, equine appraisals, and witty narrations of The Lone Ranger screenplays. Equine Blvd.'s facilities shelter four-legged clients in a barn replete with 12 climate-controlled stalls before hooves boisterously navigate indoor arenas, outdoor riding rings, and picturesque trails leading into nearby state forests.