Mounted police opt for equine transportation so they don’t have to deal with the squad car’s wailing thirst for gas and justice. Avoid similar automotive appetites with today’s Groupon to Foxhall Horseback Riding at the Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club in Douglasville, about 35 miles southwest of Atlanta. Choose from the following options:
- For $45, you get a 60-minute group trail ride for one (a $90 value).
- For $99, you get a 75-minute romantic trail ride and picnic lunch for two (a $250 value).
- For $149, you get a 75-minute family trail ride and picnic lunch for four (a $450 value).<p>
Foxhall Horseback Riding’s mounts ambling expeditions along more than 15 miles of trails winding through scenic Appalachian foothills and along the rushing water of the Chattahoochee River. A stirrup-savvy guide shepherds groups of up to eight along the pathways for an hour as riders aim cameras at flora and fauna and get to know their steeds by inquiring about their favorite type of cloud. During a romantic trail ride for two, saddled pairs enjoy privacy and a lunch break nestled on a picnic blanket in the grass alongside the Chattahoochee River’s tumbling waters. Soft drinks wash down a choice of fresh sandwiches and crackling chips, and a dessert cossets sweet teeth and provides enough energy couples to carry horses home on their backs. Family bands of four also enjoy the absence of onlookers as they ride the trails, munch on a picnic lunch alongside the river, and determine under which tree they should bury their ancestral Game Boy.
Foxhall Horseback Riding is also giving Groupon holders and their companion a complimentary Member-for-a-Day pass, which unlocks access to the 1,100-acre Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club’s more than 50 sporting activities, including croquet, bocce ball, volleyball, horseshoes, badminton, and life-sized Tetris.