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Spring Horseback Ride, Picnic, & Wine Tasting

  • May 31, 2014 · 11:30 AM
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Join us for one of our favorite events! Enjoy the great weather and great outdoors 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 included and cannot be separated out of package cost.).

CARPOOL: Don’t forget if you want a ride or are willing to offer a ride – 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:    Barn Location:[masked]

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 only for LUNCH...For Now.  Keep Going to the BARN For Trail Riding continue 1.5 miles past Marriot Ranch on Route 635 and turn right onto Route 726. The Trail Ride Barn is 1.5 miles on the right.  Phone if you get lost.      After Horseback Ride:  Backtrack, Turn left on Route 726, turn left on Route 635.    Marriot Ranch will be on Right the road out.

After Lunch:   Make a Left out of Marriott Ranch on Route 635.. Drive a few Miles and Desert Rose Winery will be on Right.

Desert Rose Winery:  13726 Hume Rd, Hume VA –[masked]


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  • Jennifer

    This was great! We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day!

    2 · May 31, 2014

  • Tarsha

    Will be there shortly

    May 31, 2014

  • Nancy

    Here's a better link for the Dude Ranch Adventure in Colorado in Sept. This Meetup horseback riding event can whet your appetite for a week-long adventure! Happy Trails!

    1 · May 28, 2014

    • Susan

      OMG!!!!!! that sounds like a dream vacation!!!!!!!! I'd like to hear more about this. I am way over due at getting away, and this looks perfect.

      May 31, 2014

  • Susan

    this sounds like a lovely afternoon! Hopefully you will offer it again. Can't make it this time around.

    May 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Vanessa has asked me to step in as the organizer and greeter for this event. I look forward to meeting everyone! Feel free to call me at[masked] if you have any questions or concerns.

    May 30, 2014

  • Wan

    Hi! I am also interested, but I live in NE DC and don't have a car. Is someone interested in carpooling - I would be happy to meet you out by any metro station and would contribute gas money. Thanks!

    May 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm interested but I don't have a car. Would it be possible to get a ride from Rosslyn? I can also take the subway and meet someone. Willing to give some gas money.

    May 29, 2014

  • Gina

    When's the deadline to sign up for this?

    May 27, 2014

  • Jennifer

    Looking forward to this!

    May 27, 2014

  • Nancy

    This looks like fun but I won't be able to make it. Here's a Dude Ranch trip Sept 7-13 in CO that looks GREAT! And gobs of activities. Here's link w/ info:

    May 25, 2014

  • Kay

    I just saw the posting, this sounds great. I am looking forward to it.

    May 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Ellen I live north of Baltimore and will take the Beltway and pass close to Rockville. Do you want to car pool?

    May 21, 2014

  • Adv-Girl T.

    Event is still open. You can pay via amazonpayments. Click the button to RSVP. :)

    May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this event still open? Do I call the ranch directly to pay for it?

    May 16, 2014

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