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Clydesdales—trail ride, carriage ride, and campfire


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Would you like to get up close and personal with a Clydesdale—one of the largest and gentlest horse breeds? We’re headed back to a local Clydesdale ranch on Sunday, August 18, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., for a trail ride, carriage ride, barn tour and campfire.

Clydesdales are extremely powerful but gentle giants, used as carriage animals around the world, because of their strength and hardiness. They are highly intelligent, and can be trained to carry a rider, pull a carriage and perform in shows.

Recognized by thousands as the Budweiser horse breed, these animals are incredibly docile, beautiful, and HUGE (measuring over 18 hands tall and weighing upwards of 2000 pounds). We've worked with the ranch owners to put together a unique afternoon for you and the horses!

Based upon the skill level and size of our group, we will be split into two smaller groups. The first group will begin with a trail ride. We’ll saddle up these powerful creatures for a 45 minute trail ride through the beautiful scenery of the ranch.

While the first group is tackling the trail, the second group will start with a barn tour—where you will learn about what it takes to breed, raise and train a Clydesdale. This part of your experience will require approximately 45 minutes.

After each group has taken up the trail, toured the barn and learned a bit about raising and breeding Clydesdales, we will hop aboard a Clydesdale-drawn carriage for a ride to a picnic area with a campfire where you can relax and enjoy your own brown bag lunch and smores!

Price: $125.00, includes all arrangements and logistics, credit card fees, carriage ride, barn tour, 45 minute guided trail ride on a Clydesdale, TerraMar guide certified in wilderness first aid and CPR, and all-you-can-eat smores!


The specific address and directions of the meet-up location will be provided only to registered participants. The first 20 to register and pay will go. An RSVP through Meetup does not reserve your spot. To register, you must go to our website, And visit the event page here and click on "register."


Registered and Paid:

1.  Dawn

2.  Rebecca

3.- 4.  Cassandra

5. Jenny

6.-7. Patricia

8. Chuck


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  • Jill

    OMG!!! I would love to do this, I was just horseback riding in Virginia yesterday, but $125.00 is too steep for this single mom. : ( I'll have to see if I can work something out. Are we allowed to bring a guest to ride too?

    July 26, 2013

    • Carl E.

      You can certainly bring guests. But, there is nothing we can do about the price. A Clydesdale costs about $7,000 not including, pastures, barns and all the care. So, they have to charge us accordingly.

      July 30, 2013

  • Michele W.

    yea, I hear ya jill, i'm a newly separated mom herself and love love love horseback riding, but $125 is a little steep for me as well, ugh

    July 28, 2013

  • allison

    Why are all these things so expensive??

    July 24, 2013

    • Carl E.

      There are other adventures that are less expensive. But, riding on Clydesdales is not one of them. We have only once found any other stable that had them and they treated their horses poorly. So, we were not willing to go back. We will probably have another horseback event soon that is less expensive, with regular horses.

      July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like it will be really good. Would anyone be able to help me out with a ride? I live near Valley Forge but can meet someone in a different location. I'll be happy to help pay for gas, etc.

    July 23, 2013

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