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Horseback Riding in Chicago

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Saddle up and set off on a family-friendly adventure with horseback riding in Chicago. Get to grips with horse handling, learn the basics of stable care, and head out on an adventure near the Windy City. Whether you’re an experienced rider or stepping into a stable for the first time, sign up for a horseback riding deal and save money on this most pleasant of pastimes.


 

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Chicago Horse Riding Reviews

What a wonderful experience. Willow was our equestrian phenom. She’s knowledgeable, friendly and patient. Highly recommend this spot!

Green Acres Ranch

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Our son and our daughter love horse riding at Willow Ridge Farm! Nice people, friendly horses to ride and clean environment! We have definitely made a great experience.

Willow Ridge Farm

We used this Groupon as a small family reunion outing. The instructor Ryan was fantastic. It was very informative, well-instructed, organized, and enough time for us fair weather riders.

Willow Ridge Farm of Woodstock LLC


 

Horse Riding Deals in Chicago: Frequently Asked Questions

By signing up for horse riding deals in Chicago, you can learn from some of the most experienced handlers in Illinois. But you'll probably have a ton of questions before you arrive at the stables – so we've answered some of the most common here. Take a look at the Groupon Manual for more information on reserving your voucher.

Where is the best horseback riding in Chicago, IL?

There are several excellent horse-riding schools near the Windy City. Before you hit the scenic roads, you'll need to get to grips with the basics at one of these popular horse-riding hot spots in the Chicago area:

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  • Willow Ridge Farm of Woodstock – save on multiple horseback riding lessons at this family favorite for little ones starting their new hobby.
  • New Traditions Riding Academy – choose between group and private lessons with a professional instructor as you learn the basics of horse management.

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How much does it cost to go horseback riding in Chicago, IL?

Horseback trail riding in Chicago differs in price depending on the package you choose – normally based on its duration and location. Prices usually start at $100 for a group session. Private lessons typically cost at least double.

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Most lessons last around two hours and include an introduction to horse and stable care before you mount up for your ride. Whether you're treating your kids to their first horse riding lesson, or getting into the saddle yourself, save up to 70% off the full price with Groupon.

Can you go horseback riding around Lake Michigan?

There's something magical about galloping along the shores of the beautiful Lake Michigan. Several schools offer horseback riding in Chicago's iconic lake area so you can trot along next to the water's edge.

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Check our outdoor deals to see which schools are offering savings on Lake Michigan shore rides. Otherwise, you can spend an hour or two at the stables taking your first steps learning care, canter, and control with your new furry friend. Then one day, you'll be able to ride around Lake Michigan by yourself.

What other things to do are there in Chicago?

There are plenty of things to do in Chicago, so after you've finished at the stables, why not head back to the Windy City for another adventure? Check out our savings on these activities:

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  • Visit a museum – Chicago is packed with exciting exhibitions and interesting museums dedicated to art, history, and science. Save on entry to places like Chicago History Museum.
  • Boat tours and cruises – see the skyline in a whole new way with scenic boat tours through Chicago harbor and across Lake Michigan. Get a new view of Willis Tower with our deals on cruises.

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