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“Nice trail for horseback riding. No frills”
Review of Dan Patch Stables

Dan Patch Stables
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Owner description: Dan Patch Stables has been operating on the Grand Geneva property for many years. The stables are managed by Kim Krueger and family. Kim worked for the stables while growing up, and is proud to have this family-owned business to share with Dan Patch Stable visitors. Dan Patch Stables prides itself in creating a fun, safe, equine experience for young and old. From pony rides for the kids, to peaceful carriage rides for couples, we are dedicated to providing an experience you'll remember for years to come. Our experienced trail guides are very familiar with our horses and with choosing just the right horse for each rider. Our 45-minute guided trail rides offer a scenic view of hundreds of acres of beautiful Grand Geneva property. Please take a moment to browse our site to see all of the fun we have to offer!
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice trail for horseback riding. No frills”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Stayed at Grand Geneva and went horseback riding with 11 yr old daughter at Dan Patch Stables. 1st time for me, second time for my daughter. Didn't know what to expect. Made reservation, took Grand Geneva free trolley to the stables. Stables has a small petting zoo and pony rides for little kids. Petting zoo not staffed or animals marked-customers were on their own. After filling out some standard paperwork, we paid ($30/person) and were told to wait until our ride. The daughter of the owner was our guide. She helped us get on, introduced us to our horses and showed us how to steer. Not much else. the trail was lovely though, though a pine forest, and other tall trees and a small creek. Was a nice respite for the intense August heat. Ride lasted 40 minutes.

Visited August 2012
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Denver, North Carolina
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“wonderful morning ride”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

We loved Dan Patch Stables. The horses were beautiful and well taken care of. The trip through the property (including through the woods area) was beautiful. I would recommend making a reservation. We booked 2 days in advance and by the time we got there, they were booked for the whole day. Great experience for my 9 and 11 year olds too!

Visited July 2012
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Lincoln
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7 reviews
“Tame, but fun”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

tame but fun for the kids...pony rides look fun..we will go back

the ponies looked pretty hot out there

Visited July 2012
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85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Was expecting more.”
Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

After seeing all the great reviews I was expecting more. I agree with the reviewers who had small children or those who have never ridden, it was a nice safe ride. But I was hoping for better scenery. It just went behind the water park, through some typical midwest brush and a little forest. I know the midwest isn't the most exciting place to be but the ride up interstate 55 provided better vistas. Also our guide, while competant, brought nothing to the experience. I think we were disturbing the staff when we showed up for our ride.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“nice ride”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

kids enjoyed the ride, easy for the young kids that had never been on a horse,

Visited July 2012
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