Stono River Riding Academy

Johns Island

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In a Nutshell

Equestrians lead helmet-clad riders of all experience levels down scenic paths during one-hour adventures

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Promotional value expires Dec 19, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must sign waiver. Must be 5 or older, under 18 must have guardian sign waiver. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

Customer Reviews

Very nice place to go with great hosts. Had a beautiful afternoon riding with my granddaughter.
Suzanne M. · May 14, 2013
Lauren was our guide, and she was AWESOME. We had so much fun! It was a beautiful day, and we learned interesting details about the property and its history along the way. We were in a smaller group, so were able to trot on the trail a couple times as well. Even with a first-time rider, everything was great. I would love to go back and would highly recommend it!
Rebecca S. · April 13, 2013
My daughter has really enjoyed it
Katie C. · June 17, 2015

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