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: for $50, you get a one-hour guided horseback trail ride for two at Stono River Riding Academy on Johns Island (a $110 value).
Established in 1969, Stono River Riding Academy saddles up riders for bucolic equine adventures amid 360 acres of scenic nature preserves. Each one-hour trail ride sends mounted explorers hoofing through the labyrinthine passageways of Johns Island, passing beneath billowing drapes of peat moss and escaping the cacophony of urban centers and the scents of roommates' laundry. Invite a significant other to make the two-person excursion a romantic horseback jaunt, or invite the private investigator following you on a tense but quip-filled outing.
Stono River’s expert equestrians steer groups through tranquil trails while keeping safety in mind, stopping riders before they stray into gobs of chewed gum. Today’s Groupon outfits equestrians with all necessary equipment, including helmets.
Stono River Riding Academy
Stono River Riding Academy is a dressage-based riding school owned and operated by David and Michelle Folden that has helped riders connect with temperate steeds and with their natural surroundings on 360 acres of trees and pastures. During classes and leisurely rides, trainers lead mounted explorers through the labyrinthine passageways of Johns Island, passing beneath billowing drapes of Spanish moss and escaping the cacophony of urban areas. The academy also offers a summer camp program as a fun and exciting way to introduce children to the beauty of horses and riding. Stono River’s staff always keeps safety in mind making sure that every one is comfortable and familiar with the basic controls of a horse.