Ride Overview - Mountains, Waves and Grapes Ride
A memorable horseback riding vacation in Oregon! You will ride across the beautiful pristine region of the Pacific Northwest. Your trails traverse from the rugged coast with windswept sand dunes and soaring basalt cliffs to lofty forests which open to the utopian Willamette Valley. Here you will enjoy dazzling displays of spring flowers dotted in the rolling grasslands, robust vineyards and cool rivers. The region is globally recognized as one of the premier Pinot Noir producers as well as a haven for organic food and livestock. The chefs in the local restaurants are rumored to sooner get in a fistfight than serve anything that isn’t local so you can also expect a delicious culinary experience!
“This was my first equestrian vacation. The guides are professional, excellent horsemen, super people, fun to be with, etc. They made the trip. Very organized, attention to detail; I can’t praise them enough.” J.A. U.S.A.
“This was the best vacation I have ever had! The only exception (so I don’t get into trouble) might be my honeymoon 43 years ago.” T.L.
Ride Itinerary - Mountains, Waves and Grapes Ride
Day 1: Monday
You must rent a car for transportation. The ride will begin at 10:30 AM. You will be transferred to the stable the ride across the farm’s rolling pastures and along a neighboring vineyard. Afterward, you will enjoy a Pinot Noir wine tasting.
Day 2: Tuesday
You and your horse will be transferred into Coastal Mountain Range (1,500 feet average elevation.) Your trail of wide forest tracks weaves through dense forests of mossy covered Douglas fir, spruce and birch trees. Along the way, you may see spotted owls, elk, deer and beavers. Old logging roads parallel the rippling Nestucca River, a popular salmon and steelhead fishing spot. You will enjoy many opportunities for energetic trots and invigorating canters and gallops. A picnic lunch will be served in a secluded wooded grove. After your afternoon ride, you will enjoy a farm to table dinner. You will be transferred to your lodging accommodations.
Day 3: Wednesday
Your ascending forested trail will lead to a spectacular view of the rugged coast. After lunch, your horse will carry you down to the beach for a delightful beach gallop. A casual pizza/salad dinner is planned before a bonfire on the beach with smores. Your next 3 evenings will be spent in a beach house.
Day 4: Thursday
Brisk riding through an old dairy farmland and then a hack through the beach village. Your destination is imposing but romantic Proposal Rock. Your path follows the lengthy seven-mile beach and along the high tide line shore pines. Dinner is planned at the Beach Club Bistro.
Day 5: Friday
A lovely and cool riding day is planned along the gorgeous sea grass-covered sand dunes. Lunch will provide a pause from your coastal riding. Afterward, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 6: Saturday
After breakfast, you will transfer to your airport
Ride Details - Mountains, Waves and Grapes Ride
Dates: Monday – Saturday –
May 10th – 15th ,, May 24 – 29th, June 8th – 13th, June 22nd – 27th, July 6th-11th,July 19th – 24th, July 26th – 31st, August 10th – 15th, August 16th – 21st, August 24th–29th,September 6th – 11th, September 13th – 18th, September 20th – 25th, October 4th – 9th
Airport: Portland International Airport
Riding Days: 5
Daily Riding Hours: 5
Riding Ability: INTERMEDIATE: Confident and in control at all paces including posting trots, two point canters and gallops in open country.
Group Size: 2 – 8
Weight Restrictions: 275 lbs.
Horses: Connemara, Quarter, Thoroughbred cross
Saddles: English, Western
Accommodations: 2 nights- valley B & B or upgraded resort/spa, 3 nights on the coast
*Price: $2,700.00 per person, double occupancy $550.00 single supplement
*For 2 beds in room add $314. Some inns do not have twin bedded rooms so each rider will have a separate room.
This ride may require a pre-ride hotel. Please contact us if you would like us to arrange this pre-ride lodging.
Upgraded Resort – 4 nights: please contact us for prices.
Included: 5 nights’ accommodation, all breakfasts, lunches and 3 dinners, 1 or 2 wine tastings, taxes, horse, tack, guide
Not Included: airfare, 2 dinners, pre-ride hotel, car rental
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Mountains, Waves and Grapes Ride
Oregon, United States