We were told to be at the stables 20 mins before the scheduled ride. We were, and it was more than an hour before we left. It was a large group, one child screamed through most of the trip and his father yelled at him to quit GD crying. Not so much fun, but the view was beautiful. The hayride was fun too. The entertainment talked more than sang, but it was still fun cooking hot dogs over the fire. Wish you could schedule a private family ride.