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Horseback Rides, Interactions, and Petting Zoo

Location Illinois, USA
$210.00
This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
Overview
We provide a controlled environment for safe horseback riding for kids and beginners, and a petting zoo. We have a 24,440 sqft equestrian center with a spectacular view of Mississippi river sunsets. Our location is wonderful, with nature all around us.

Our horses are calm and happy in this place. They love to be petted and groomed. The goats, pigs, and chickens are friendly, and will eat out of your hands. Rub the pigs belly, scratch the goat, feed meal worms to the chickens, and watch the smiles grow on your family's faces. The ducks provide comical quacking as they waddle around the property. The pigs grunt come and go inside our living spaces. The miniature horse is absolutely wonderful with kids and can carry up to a 50 lb rider. We move along at your pace.

This unique experience feels like visiting family.
Nobody else has rental apartments overlooking an indoor horseback riding arena, where you can see the animals and beautiful scenery right outside your windows.
Lunch With Horses
Lunch With Horses And Critters: Picnic lunch with horses and, if conditions allow, a crackling campfire. Coordinate menu and time in advance.
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Duration: 1 hour
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants.

When giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience during a booking process. Otherwise, you can choose one after checkout and voucher redemption.
  • Horse tack and horse. Helmets are also provided.
Meeting point
From Galena, take Blackjack road towards Chestnut mountain ski resort. After about 6 miles turn right at the sign for the Goldmoor Inn. Go to the bottom of the hill - turn left - take the first entrance on the left. We are in the large yellow Equestrian Center.
Return details
From Galena, take Blackjack road towards Chestnut mountain ski resort. After about 6 miles turn right at the sign for the Goldmoor Inn. Go to the bottom of the hill - turn left - take the first entrance on the left. We are in the large yellow Equestrian Center.
Slow and controlled horseback rides. We start slow and we end slow. Wrangler Roger leads the horse and riders take turns one at a time. Folks not riding can walk alongside, take pictures, lead the mini horse, and pet the other animals before, during, and after the rides. Focus is on kids, but we also give rides to beginner adults (200 lb. weight limit). We have friendly horses, goats, mini pigs, guinea pigs, dogs, chickens, ducks, and a miniature horse for you to meet and pet. Safety is first priority, followed closely by fun. We operate rain or shine in our 60’ x 160’ indoor riding arena, outdoor riding arena or in pastures surrounding our 24,440 sqft facility. Hand feed chickens, goats, and mini pigs. Watch the ducks splash in the water. Walk among a herd of friendly horses. Price is a group rate (max of 6 people).
Other Available Activities: Lunch with the horses.
Adults/Teens/co-workers/seniors bonding, communication building exercises, and just visiting with horses.
Campfires with the sun setting over the Mississippi River.
We also have overnight rental apartments inside the equestrian center.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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    Horseback Rides, Interactions, and Petting Zoo

    Location Illinois, USA
    $210.00
    This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
    How it works?
    01 You choose from 10 000+ experience gifts
    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

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