Horse-Drawn Hayrides Return to Danada Equestrian Center Sept. 22

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Horse-Drawn Hayrides Return to Danada Equestrian Center Sept. 22

Rides Also Coming to Kline Creek Farm and District Special Events

(Sept. 19, 2018) — Enjoy cultural and natural history stories on guided horse-drawn hayrides starting Saturday, Sept. 22 at Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton.

Thirty-minute weekend hayrides rides return to Danada Equestrian Center Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 22 – Oct. 7 and Oct. 27 – Nov. 11 at 1, 1:45 and 2:30 p.m. Rides are also on the lineup for the center’s Fall Festival at Danada on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Groups can reserve private rides at Danada Friday through Sunday evenings (Sept. 21 – Oct. 7 and Oct. 26 – Nov. 11) at group pricing by calling 630-668-6012. All group hayrides include a 45-minute warming fire at the end of the ride.

Horse-drawn hayrides for the general public cost $5 per person for ages 5 and up and are free for kids under 5. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets for the day’s rides will be sold on a first-come first-served basis beginning at noon; registration is not required, but the District will cancel rides it there’s severe weather.
Danada will also host "Horsin' Around at Danada: Fall Colors" from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Enjoy a free fun-filled equine activity day for all ages that includes painting demonstrations by Nick the painting horse, self-guided barn tours, up-close-and-personal visits with the Danada herd of horses and more. No registration is necessary. Questions? Call 630-668-6012.

Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago, the District’s 1890s living history farm, is hosting rides (sleigh rides if weather permits) Friday – Sunday Dec. 21 – 23 and Friday – Monday Dec. 28 – 31 at 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. and during “Christmas on the Farm” Dec. 8 and 9 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information call 630-876-5900.

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