Riverview Ranch & Resort

Horse Ranch and petting farm

Lunch With The Herd (or Breakfast or Dinner)

Up to 12 people can partake and participate. Pricing
Our 24,440 square foot equestrian center has indoor facilities for rainy, hot, cold, humid, muggy, or windy days.
Liability waiver required for all activities. ALL ADULTS MUST SIGN - whether riding or not! If you won't sign the waiver, please don't come onto the propterty.

To make a reservation

first schedule an event with Wrangler Roger and then go to Payment page and pay for the event.

Campfire for Seniors
Watch the sunset from around a crackling campfire sitting on the tailgate of a pickup or our comfy chairs. Live music is available from Roger That! We can set this up for breakfast, lunch, or sunset Dinner but we call it "Lunch with the Herd."

horses in petting zoo
Outdoor Pony Rides
Lunch With The Herd. Walk among and pet our horses while they calmly finish their lunch then sit with them and finish yours. Box lunches are available if ordered in advance.

feed the horses Help Feed the Horses. Then Enjoy Your Own Delicious Meal.

What's For Lunch?
Hot Dogs, Chips, etc.
Lunch to order from a local restaurants such as Chestnut Mountain or Subway. If you order and pay for your own meal from Chestnut Mountain we will pick it up for you and give you an extra 15 minutes to finish your lunch and hang with the animals.
Frozen Pizza or other frozen foods
Tell us what you want and we will try to make it happen. It is easier if you give us a few days to get the groceries.
We don't prepare or cook the food for you, except to microwave frozen meals.

Drinks are pretty flexible. We try to keep several sodas and other options available.
We can do a root beer tasting with different flavors of root beer then put ice cream in your favorite root beer to make root beer floats.

Safety -

No Open Toe Shoes in the Horse Enclosures!!!!!!

This 3 min video shows what you can expect when meeting the horses and goats in the pasture guided petting zoo. We no longer allow open toe shoes near horses. This video shows why. Bring shoes that will protect your toes. Seriously folks, don't wear open toe shoes around horses! You're going to want to keep your toes. Wrangler Roger never wears open toe shoes near horses. Neither should you.

Another safety tip: Don't walk behind a horse unless you know the horse and know what you are doing. Our horses are very calm and do not show any aggression towards humans but we want all our guests and visitors to leave here with a healthy respect for a horse's powerful kick. Until you learn the signs that a horse is about to kick, you should stay away from its backside.

Liability Waiver
When you enter the barn you will see a poster of the Illinois Equine Activity Liability Act
Guests and visitors are not allowed in the barn or any of the horse enclosures unless escorted by a wrangler.

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