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Piping Rock Equestrian Center Fall Trail Riding Special And After School Programs

Posted on September 2, 2012
Filed Under Lake Tahoe Kids

Hey kids – learn how to ride and take care of these gentle and gorgeous horses.

This fall, Piping Rock Equestrian Center has a trail riding special and an after school program.

The fall trail riding pass, featuring eight rides, can be shared with family, friends and can be used for private group rides and scheduled group rides. The youth after school program is available Monday through Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m., 5-6:30 p.m. and features eight group lessons per month.

For eight lessons at $225 per month, youth aged 8-13 can enjoy an after school program that helps develop a comprehensive understanding of horses through an array of mounted and un-mounted activities. For the duration of the program, each student will be assigned their own horse and tack and will get to participate in all aspects of riding, including the groom and care of their horse. Monday through Wednesday, intermediate lessons will meet from 3:30-5 p.m. and advanced from 5-6:30 p.m. On Thursday, Western lessons will meet from 3:30-5 p.m., and a trail ride will be led from 5-6:30p.m. Lessons will be divided into no more than five riders per group. There are also Thursday afternoon group lessons available for children aged 6-8 from 3:45-5 pm. One day a week program is available at $225 for two months.

With Piping Rock’s highly experienced trail guides and staff, a fall ride is a relaxing and memorable way to escape from the pressures of day to day life. Boasting a discount of 50% off of normal trail ride pricing, the fall trail ride pass is valid from September 1 through November 15 for $300. Private rides must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance, and must have a minimum of three people. Scheduled group rides are posted on Piping Rock’s website weekly. Guests must be at least 10 years old to participate in the fall trail rides. For the month of September, the group rides will depart the barn on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m., Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. Additional rides can be added to pass for $40 per ride.

For more information about camp levels, session times, and enrollment fees visit

The safe handling and humane caring of horses are the main priorities at Piping Rock Equestrian Center. Explore all that this facility has to offer all while learning to grow with your horse and build confidence in the saddle. Piping Rock Equestrian Center is located off Interstate 80 at 12318 Union Mills Road in Truckee, Calif.

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