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 Between Two Options
- $39 for a one-hour trail ride for two, valid Monday–Friday (a $90.40 value)
- $149 for a 10-week introduction-to-riding program for beginners (a $339 value)<p>
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. Alternatively, a 10-week, once-a-week program session teaches beginners the basics of riding.
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.