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Heartland of Georgia SC Ranch

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Riding Program
Your first ride included in your package is at 2:15pm on Day 1 and the last ride is the 9:15am ride on departure.

The ranch is situated on two hundred acres of prime Georgia farmland.  You can horseback ride for hours and not leave the ranch. Whether you want to ride lazily through lush wooded trails or lope across beautiful open meadows, the ranch is big enough to accommodate any of your needs. Horseback rides are scheduled twice daily, one at 9:15am and one at 2:15pm, seven days a week. If you’re a beginner, don’t worry – riding lessons are available and horses are personally assigned based on your riding experience and preferences. The relaxed riding program even allows guests the unique opportunity to ride on their own if they desire, but small guided groups are always available. You’ll be encouraged to groom and help tack the horses for a true hands-on and bonding experience. Whether you want to ride lazily across beautiful open pastures, or trot through lush wooded trails, the ranch can accommodate your needs. And if you feel up to the challenge, they offer an optional 9+ mile trail ride at nearby Hard Labor Creek State Park for an additional fee. Riders must be 9 years or older to ride on their own on the open trails.

Children under 9 are on "limited/restricted riding".  The restriction means that they are only eligible to ride tandem (double) with a parent, or ride solo via lead line in the parents care in one of the arenas. They may also have some riding in a corral using the parent's horse time.  So, if a parent rides doubled for 1.5 hours out of a possible 2 hours, they may use the last 30 minutes in a corral for the child under the parent’s supervision ... and or lead line.
Since most children in this restricted age group are not ready for this responsibility, we don't charge them for it.  However, at the parents' discretion, one may upgrade a younger child to the older children's rate (ages 9-15) to gain full riding privileges. 

Hard Labor Creek State Park
Most riders ride exclusively on the ranch's property. However, some guests staying over longer periods enjoy the change of scenery provided at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Riding at Hard Labor involves transporting the horses and riders by vehicle and providing a guide. The cost is $75/person with a $150 minimum. In other words, a total of $150 is required for us to cover our trip expenses. If more than one rider is going, the minimum is met. If only one or two riders take the trip, the fee is a flat $150. In most instances, three or more interested riders can be found to take the trip. The trail ride involves a 9+ mile trek through the park's well-established forest and along Lake Rutledge. The terrain is steep at points, and this particular ride is not for beginners. Generally, this trip is only available Monday through Thursday, conditions permitting.


Non Riding Activities
You’ll find many ways to relax and unwind at the ranch. You can enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or a soak in the hot tub. Seasonal flowers and beautiful landscaping adorn the ranch. Enjoy a good book in the shade next the to pool and water fountain. Guests also enjoy playing pool or darts in the game room, riding mountain bikes, throwing horseshoes, shooting basketball, or catching a nap after a meal. Nearby activities (not included in the rates) offer something for everyone: golf, fishing, shopping, and gun club.
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Heartland of Georgia SC Ranch
Tour Code: GRGA01
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,430.00
Dates : Available all Year

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
B 2019 01/01 - 01/02 8d / 7n 8 day ranch, AP (mid) 2 /8 Reserve
C 2019 01/03 - 02/14 8d / 7n 8 day ranch, AP (low: dinner... 2 /8 Reserve
B 2019 02/15 - 03/21 8d / 7n 8 day ranch, AP (mid) 2 /8 Reserve
A 2019 03/22 - 04/21 8d / 7n 8 day ranch, AP (high) 2 /8 Reserve
B 2019 04/22 - 05/23 8d / 7n 8 day ranch, AP (mid) 2 /8 Reserve
A 2019 05/24 - 07/06 8d / 7n 8 day ranch, AP (high) 2 /8 Reserve
B 2019 07/07 - 11/26 8d / 7n 8 day ranch, AP (mid) 2 /8 Reserve
A 2019 11/27 - 11/30 8d / 7n 8 day ranch, AP (high) 2 /8 Reserve
C 2019 12/01 - 12/19 8d / 7n 8 day ranch, AP (low: dinner... 2 /8 Reserve
A 2019 12/20 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day ranch, AP (high) 2 /8 Reserve
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Tack: Western
Horses: Paint, Quarter, Appaloosa
Pace: Moderate with trots and short canters ...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
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