What You'll Get
Horseback riding offers transportation that is more eco-friendly than driving and less tiresome than commuting exclusively via Revolutionary War reenactment marches. Trot to the beat of your own horse with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a scenic horseback trail ride plus lunch for two people from Dunham Sport Horses (a $120 value) in Little Valley.
Dunham Sport Horses rouses horses from their comfortable barn beds for trail jaunts throughout its 101-acre farmland nestled in the Cattaraugus Mountains. The approximately 1.5-hour trail ride winds through 1.5 miles of hills and forests—a lax journey that sufficiently satisfies childhood dreams of growing up to be a centaur. To allow equestrians the chance to eat and horses the chance to brush up their square-dancing routine, the staff assembles a hearty picnic lunch consisting of the rider's choice of hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, desserts, and a drink. Vegetarians who notify staff of meal preference when reserving the trail ride may munch meatlessly, avoiding the need to pilfer from nearby squirrel stockpiles. Riders are also eligible for 40% off Dunham Sport Horses’ summer-camp options when reserving a spot during the same visit as their trail ride.
Trail rides are not private. Group size is no more than 6 and is based on how many people schedule to ride on each day.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability and weather. Call ahead for special accommodations. Not valid towards previous reservations. Must be 5 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Dunham Sport Horses
Nestled on 101 acres of Little Valley, Dunham Sport Horses’ indoor- and outdoor-riding facilities host riders of all experience levels and mold them into safe, well-rounded saddle sitters. During lessons, visitors hop atop one of the friendly school horses to get instruction on basic equitation, jumping, or dressage. Alternatively, riders aged 5 and older can participate in the stable's camp, which aims to instill proper equitation techniques and improve riding skills through concentrated practice. When they’re not doling out instruction, the equine experts on staff lead visitors on picturesque trail rides through the mountains of Cattaraugus County, which begin with a brief lesson and the opportunity to mentally prepare oneself for views that will physically remove the breath from one's mouth.