Horses were once considered man’s best friend, but after the invention of the dog, the horse was rebranded as man’s eccentric, oat-obsessed uncle. Take a journey with the kindest of kinsmen with today’s Groupon: for $150, you get a horse-riding package for two at Wine Country Trails by Horseback in Temecula (a $330 value). The package includes the following for each participant:
- A tasting of five wines (a $15 value each)
- A lunch at Creekside Grille (a $25 value each)
- A 90-minute guided horseback ride (a $125 value each)
Wine Country Trails by Horseback owner Diana Lefort welcomes every opportunity to blend her two passions in life: horseback riding and the gorgeous scenery of the Temecula Valley’s wine country. Guests can begin a stallion-studded tour at Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards, where they’ll learn the various incantations used to summon forth wine from its intoxicating alternate dimension and tipple five of the latest fermented grape juices. After an alfresco or indoor lunch on foodstuffs from local farmers at the Creekside Grille at Wilson Creek Winery, a well-seasoned steed with a gentle temperament and good credit rating will carry riders through lush vineyards as the daylight slowly unspools around them into a glorious sunset.
Wine Country Trails by Horseback
Diana Lefort frolicked with horses as a child on her family's Arizona ranch, developing a passion that led to her owning and caring for several of her own quarter steeds as an adult. Now with 30 years of professional equine experience, she welcomes every opportunity to blend her two passions: horseback riding and the gorgeous scenery of the Temecula Valley's wine country. She and her team begin their stallion-studded tours at various wineries in the region, where experts demonstrate the incantations used to summon tears from grapes and participants tipple seasonal fermented juices from at the chosen winery. The team then saddles participants on well-seasoned steeds with gentle temperaments and good credit ratings for tours through lush vineyard trails as the morning dew evaporates under the rising sun or as daylight slowly unspools around them into a glorious sunset.