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Scenic horseback riding adventure & lunch in Blue Ridge

The Basics:
Event Type:Horse
Event Location: Blanche Manor - Copperhill, TN   Horse: Scenic horseback riding adventure & lunch in Blue Ridge  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 1 2011  9:00 am >> Sat, Oct 1 2011 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:15 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Aug 17 2011 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 14 2011 11:59 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Katherine Bennett
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Member Cost:$57.65/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:8
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Let's have some fun riding horses!

Enjoy a guided horseback ride along beautiful trails that forge streams and lead to a panoramic view of Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

Blanche Manor is situated on 350 acres and home to a variety of wildlife that includes white-tailed deer, turkey, wild boar, black bear, red fox, coyotes and bobcats.

Our 1 1/2 hour trail ride is aimed toward beginners, but would be fun for experienced riders, too.

Professional guides will give complete safety instructions before the ride begins. You must ride alone on a horse and there is a weight limit of 220 pounds for the 1 1/2 hour horse ride. No pregnant riders, please!  A helmet will be provided. Automatic gratuity of 15 percent has been added to the price in order to tip the guide.

Payment must be received by Sept. 14, or you will be dropped from the trip. No exceptions.

The event will take place rain or shine. It will be postponed if lightning or some other unforseen weather emergency takes place.

More information about Blanche Manor can be found at their website:

Following our horseback riding adventure, we'll head to Blue Ridge, Georgia, for a bite to eat/drink for those who are interested.

This will be a fun day!!! 

Required Items to Bring:
-Please wear long pants
-No sandals or flip-flops
-No water bottle, cell phones or anything loose that could fall on the trail.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
-Camera (if tied around your neck or waist)
-A fun spirit/attitude :)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take I-75 North to I-575 North. I-575 turns into 515 North around Canton. Continue North on 515 into Blue Ridge, GA. Then turn left onto Highway 5 North at the McDonalds in Blue Ridge. Go 10.2 miles. Turn left at first stoplight, Tennessee Avenue. Go 3.2 miles (this turns into Mobile road). Turn right on Bethel Church Road, go 0.4 miles. Turn left onto Mount Harmony Church Road, go 1 mile. Turn right onto Deal Hollow. Go 0.2 miles. Turn left at Blanche mailbox and follow signs to barn.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):168Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:15 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $67.20 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

- We will email or call all event participants about the status of the event in case there is a chance of severe weather.

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     - No partial payments. All registrants must pay the posted Member Cost regardless of any agreement you may have with any party involved in the event.

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$57.65/Person
Cost Includes:The cost includes a horse to ride and riding gear, expert guide, helmet, taxes, & tip for the guide.
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the AOC on Wed, Sep 14 2011.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
*Note: *Note: If you cancel on or before Sept 14, receive a full refund less $5 administrative fee. No refund after Sept 14 unless someone from the waitlist replaces you, and pays in full, and then you are eligible for refund less $5 administrative fee.

This event will happen even if it rains, but will be postponed & rescheduled if there is lightning.  In that case, those who cannot make it on the rescheduled date will be eligible for a full refund.