Horseback Ride, Picnic, & Wine Tasting

  • March 23, 2013 · 11:30 AM
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Join us for one of our favorite events! Celebrate Spring by joining us for trail horseback riding and picnic in the Blue Ridge Foothills.

Short Itinerary: 
11:30am - Guests Arrive at Marriott Ranch House
12:00pm-1:30pm -90 Minute Guided Trail Ride
1:45pm-2:15pm -Picnic Lunch
2:15pm-3:00pm - Desert Rose Wine Tasting

LUNCH:  Enjoy a very nice picnic lunch.  Lunch includes 2 grilled meats (vegetarian option as well), mixed green salad, 2 side dishes, dessert, sodas, and bottled water.

HORSEBACK RIDING TIME: Get geared up, grab a horse, and head out for an enjoyable 90 minute trail ride.

WINERY:  After all that hard work head over for a wine tasting at a local winery (included). 

PRICE: $90/PP for Horseback Riding & Lunch. (Please note: lunch and winery is inluded and cannot be seperated out of package cost.).

RSVP:  Must be paid via Amazon payments to RSVP. Only 20 spots!

CARPOOL: Don’t forget if you want a ride or are willing to offer a ride – be a friend to the environment, save money, and make friends by just posting a message!!

- Have a ride: Please post where you are coming from, what time, and how many spots you have.

- Need a ride: Post that you need a ride and contact any offers via e-mail for those that are offering rides.

DIRECTIONS: FROM: Washington, D.C. 55 mi., Warrenton, Va. 22 mi., Washington, Va. 16 mi., Flint Hill, Va. 8 mi.

From Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia: Take Route 66 west approximately 40 miles to exit 27 (the second Marshall exit). Turn left at stop sign, crossing over Route 66. Make an immediate right on Route 647. Go 4 miles and turn right on Route 635 and proceed 7.6 miles to the main entrance of the ranch on the left. For Trail Riding continue 1.5 miles on Route 635 and turn right onto Route 726. The Trail Ride Barn is 1.5 miles on the right.

From Richmond/Fredericksburg/Warrenton: Take Interstate 95 North to Route 17 North and follow to Warrenton. Take 17 Business at Warrenton to Route 211 West for about 5 miles. Turn right onto Route 688 and follow for 12 miles. Turn left onto Route 635 and follow for 4 miles to the main entrance of the ranch on the left. For Trail Riding continue 1.5 miles and turn right onto Route 726. The Trail Ride Barn is 1.5 miles on the right.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a good time!!

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great activities and very nice people. I had a really good time.

    March 25, 2013

  • BethG

    Thanks everyone!! Tons o Fun!

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Jim

    Great time and great people. Three cheers for the white Toyota Sequoia for taking the lead and never getting us lost! :)

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't drive to the address. Follow the directions on the page. The address is the business address
    Not the stables.

    March 23, 2013

  • Adv-Girl T.

    Sorry the number is[masked]!

    March 23, 2013

  • Adv-Girl T.

    Hey folks we had a slight snafu with meetup calculating the numbera and are over by one person - if u r interested in a refund or switching to another date please let me know via phone. -[masked] - vanessa

    March 23, 2013

  • Krystal

    I plan on driving and I have room for two more. I live in Gaithersburg but will be picking Warrie up somewhere in DC.

    March 16, 2013

    • Krystal

      I do indeed have room for one more.

      March 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great see you tomorrow morning!

      March 22, 2013

  • Lowell

    I can take 3, leave from Vienna Metro thanx

    March 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Lowell. I saw the weather report and it looks better than today... it was COLD. Hopefully Saturday will be around 57 degrees!

      March 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll be in the North Vienna Metro Kiss and Ride lot at 10 AM in a yellow and black jacket. Hope you are there.

      March 22, 2013

  • Mike

    I'm going to be driving from Centreville, VA, if anyone wants a ride. Or if someone is going by my location (I'm about 2 blocks off of 66 from either the first or 2nd centreville exits), I'd be up for jumping in someone elses car.

    March 22, 2013

  • Chip

    Love the horses but could do without VA's low quality wine

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Fairfax/Fair Oaks and would be willing to drive and pick up anyone in that area or west of there since it's on the way

    March 20, 2013

    • Laura

      Hi Alejandro. I'm looking for someone to drive or ride with and live in South Arlington. Would you like to meet somewhere and go together?

      March 21, 2013

    • Alejandro B.

      Wonderful! What would be a good location for us to meet midway? Shall we flip a coin to see who drives? Haha

      March 21, 2013

  • Laura

    I am coming from Arlington and can drive if cars are still needed. If not, I would prefer to carpool and not drive out by myself.

    March 18, 2013

    • Jenny O.

      Where in Arlington ? I'm off glebe eoad

      March 21, 2013

  • Jenny O.

    Is anyone coming from Arlington and able to pick me up

    March 21, 2013

  • Barbara D.

    I've bought my ticket, but it turns out I'll be out of state that weekend. So if anyone would like a ticket, I have one available. I did this activity in November and had a blast.

    March 2, 2013

    • Suzann D

      barb, I see you're still a yes. Did plans change? Mine did and I may be able to attend but it's full. Let me know please. thanks.

      March 18, 2013

    • Barbara D.

      I've just put in the cancellation and request for the refund. Duh, I should have done this a while back.

      March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to carpool. I'm in Vienna.

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone carpooling from the DC area?

    March 16, 2013

  • Alejandro B.

    I want to attend this event, but I am waiting on the weather forecast because it won't be as enjoyable with precipitation.

    March 15, 2013

  • Suzann D

    Does anyone want to carpool? i am near the eastern Rt 66/Rt 29 intersection? there is a park and Ride close. I don't want to drive out alone.

    March 14, 2013

  • Cathy N

    I have to back out:( Bummer

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    this looks so fun--I'm looking forward to every aspect, esp meeting everyone :-)

    March 13, 2013

  • Sheetal

    I'm willing to come but need a ride... Will split the gas bill.. I need to get there from Ashburn but can get to a Metro station if needed

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to go but I don't have a car to get there!

    March 7, 2013

  • Cathy N

    If I can still make it, I'll room. I may have a work commitment I can't get out of. Should know soon!

    March 2, 2013

  • Creme B.

    Hi - is anyone driving down from DC with space for one more? I'll chip in for gas and I'm a great navigator! Can also meet at a metro stop. Thanks for considering!

    March 2, 2013

  • Barbara D.

    I did this in November. The horses pretty much follow each other on the trail at a slow pace. They tell you how to ride. It was very easy and the scenery is beautiful

    2 · February 15, 2013

    • Nikki

      Thanks, it sounds like a fun meet-up.

      February 18, 2013

  • David A.

    can't you find a riding place nearer to those of us who live in Maryland?

    1 · February 15, 2013

    • Lisa

      Maybe you could help by looking for a place and suggesting a meetup.

      February 16, 2013

  • Nikki

    Hello, how experienced do you need to be? Ie>Is this for someone that never been on a horse or experienced riders?

    February 15, 2013

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