Stono River Riding Academy

Johns Island

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

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Promotional value expires Mar 6, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 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 this Groupon to Stono River Riding Academy on Johns Island. Choose between the following options:

  • For $50, you get a one-hour guided horseback trail ride for two (a $110 value).
  • For $95, you get a one-hour guided horseback trail ride for four (a $220 value).<p>

Established in 1969, Stono River Riding Academy saddles up riders for equine adventures amid 360 acres of scenic nature preserves. After outfitting equestrians with helmets, one-hour rides lead 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. Visitors can invite a significant other or other others to make the two- or four-person excursion a horseback bonding experience. Stono River’s expert guides always keep safety in mind and stop riders before they stray into gobs of chewed gum.

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

My daughter has really enjoyed it
Katie C. · June 17, 2015
Be sure you give yourself time to travel to location. Very nice & helpful people.
Carol J. · December 2, 2014
Stono River Riding Academy has an Awesome staff and beautiful horses. My son thoroughly enjoyed his trail ride with Shiloh! I would definitely recommend Stono River Riding Academy!
Maureen G. · December 1, 2014
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    Johns Island

    2962 Hut Rd.

    Johns Island, South Carolina 29455


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