Giddy Up! Horsing Around Never Looked Better, Thanks to Four Seasons
Aspiring and accomplished equestrians alike will get the rides of their lives with these exciting programs that span from Hampshire to Hawaii. So, make plans to saddle up and canter off into the sunset at one (or all) of these Four Seasons hotels:
Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire has extended its five-star experience from the manor to the meadow with the opening of its Equestrian Centre. With stabling for up to 14 horses, the centre is available for both guests and local dwellers. Be sure to visit the chic Club Lounge — an ideal spot for a complimentary drink and view out to the riding arena.
If you’ve ever dreamed of galloping through the desert for a day, has Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North got the perfect opportunity for you! From a custom fitting for your own boots, hat and buckle to a sunset ride and campfire dinner, the Cowboy for a Day package is the epitome of happy trails.
Take a trail back through history when you explore Ghost Ranch, a storied 21,000-acre (8,500 hectare) retreat. This four-hour horseback ride is available exclusively to guests of Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe and includes lunch, as well as history and geology lessons. Be among the first to explore locations not previously accessible to any guests.
Wyoming and horseback riding go together like saddles and stirrups, so don’t miss your chance for the ride of your life at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole. Book your one- or two-hour ride or even stop in at a local ranch for a longer adventure. Yee-haw, as they say.
Whether you’re a beginner or experienced rider, you’ll find yourself at ease on a saddle at Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele and Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay*. You’ll mosey along wooded trails that open up into breathtaking vistas, including views of the neighboring islands. Or, if you’re feeling social, partake in one of the group rides along the picturesque Paniolo Trail.
* Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele and Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay are currently closed to guests during the transformation of Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay. Both hotels are expected to reopen in late 2015.