Are you looking for a great idea for your next work/family/school/friend/church party? Last month we invited a few I Heart Mesa friends and volunteers and were able to head to the "country" to have a relaxing hayride at DeWitt Stables, complete with a bonfire for hot dogs and s'mores. We enjoyed our evening out on the farm and realized just how little we actually do slow down the pace of life. Let's just say some of the children learned that when taking a hayride, the point is not to just get somewhere fast, but to enjoy the journey. We let the team of horses do their work as we left ours behind. Some of those more musically inclined (not me) led the younger children in songs as we traveled through the orange groves. At the end of our journey, a roaring fire was waiting and my husband heard one of the children exclaim (while consuming his s'more), "This is the best night ever!"
You can reserve your own hayride by contacting DeWitt Stables through this link.
DeWitt Stables is located at:
2211 E. Quince, Mesa
(Gilbert Rd., just north of the 202 Red Mountain)
Hayrides are $175 for the first wagon. Each wagon holds about 25 (but of course you can fit more if there are several small children) and $150 for additional wagons. This includes a hayride through the groves, big bonfire to have a sing along, make s'mores or access to a couple of different areas to eat or have a party afterwards. They also offer the option of catering, pricing depends upon menu. The reservation usually last 2 - 3 hours.
Also, if you wanted to enjoy a horse ride through our scenic Arizona, DeWitt Stables offers those too. Trail rides are $25 per person for the first hour, a second hour can be added for an additional $15. They can tailor trail rides to your specs - 1/2 day, over nighters, etc. There is a price break to $20 per person if your group is more than 10.
Now, enjoy a few pictures from our evening.
Yes, that is a pitchfork full of roasting hot dogs.