Horses are some of the most perceptive animals, as evidenced by the saying, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't explain his intimate knowledge of your childhood fears." Tap into equine insight with today's Groupon: for $75, you get two spots on a lakeside trail ride at 5 Star Stables & Tack in Lehigh Acres (a $150 value). Trail rides take place on Saturdays at 2 p.m. and can accommodate 10 participants (for a total of five Groupons per group).
Five Star Stables & Tack provides trails, lessons, and horse shows for beginning and advanced equine enthusiasts. The lakeside trail allows intermediate and advanced riders to walk, trot, and gallop over an exhilarating 2- to 2.5-hour trail. Guided tours trace hill and dale, circling scenic local lakes and possibly pausing to ask Florida alligators for directions. Five Star's stables enlist experienced, vetted horses that riders can acquaint themselves with before setting off on trotting treks. With names that include Rappadash, BLK Magic Impression, and Tonka, riders of every temperament and truck preference can find a suitable horse.
5 Star Stables & Tack
Nestled on 40 sprawling acres, 5 Star Stables & Tack’s knowledgeable staff welcomes tender-footed riders and experienced equestrians alike with English and Western lessons, myriad trail rides, and summer camps for kids. Roomy stables house resident steeds and boarding horses inside stalls equipped with air-circulating fans, automatic watering systems, and secret compartments where they can stash their Mr. Ed fan fiction. With two indoor arenas—one for hunter/jumper riders and one for riders wishing to simply practice the basics—equestrians can hone horse-top techniques year-round. Outside, a sprawling cross-country course, round pen, and access to more than 1,000 acres of trails provide seemingly endless options for mounted exploration, as well as new challenges for more advanced riders. The facility also offers clinics and in-house training for all skill levels and ages, and keeps riders and their mounts properly outfitted with an onsite tack shop.
1835 The Thompsons Way
Lehigh Acres, Florida 33972Get Directions