Monday, April 23, 2012

It's Summer, Get Outside with a SleighRide!


Sleigh rides are truly one of the most memorable experiences to have either with family or friends. And they are quite beautiful and there is nothing like it for a family outdoor. The people sit on the beautifully crafted carriages to be drawn by the magnificent Clydesdale horses. Here is a brief note about it.

There are plenty of outdoor events around the globe but nothing comes like a horse driven sleigh ride. Since ancient times, horses have been a source of transport for mankind and they do have a good relationship with us. The sleigh rides generally have a carriage on which people sit and then there are horses tied up front to pull these carriages through the mountains. The horses upfront are really awesome and they belong to specific breed called the Clydesdale Draft Horse (generally).

Activities during Sleigh Rides

The size of carriage used for the horse drawn sleigh rides varies and so the number of horses pulling a carriage also varies. However the smallest carriage can hold up to four adults and two children and a single horse is used to pull it through. The carriages used for the rides are generally hand crafted and quite beautiful. The horse used for these rides are also used in military parades and this breed of horses have a good history with mankind.
 Here are some of the experiences during and after the sleigh ride
  • The ride takes you through some of the most majestic mountain peaks across the globe and it is worth having a look at those peaks.
  • During the rides, hot chocolate and coffee are provided to keep oneself warm as they take place generally during chilly evenings.
  • The clinging sound of the bells from the horse’s belly and the churn of the snow underneath the horse’s feet are also fantastic.
  • As soon as the ride is over, you can get to play some games with your companions before you get to your dinner table. The games played include horseshoes and roping etc.
  • Then at the dinner table you get some wonderful food that includes the traditional food items like cornbread, smoked BBQ beef brisket, grilled chicken and so on.
  • Once the dinner is over, dinner shows are arranged for further entertainment with comedy and fun music. You can also get to know many new friends in the restaurants as well.

Places providing Sleigh Rides
Sleigh rides take place in areas where the mountains are covered by snow as they are ideally suited to pull the carriages through. The Alps Mountains is a good example for such location. There are many locations in the U.S. that provide the horse driven sleigh rides. These include Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana and so on.

For anyone who loves nature and likes to enjoy a beautiful evening with his friends, this is a truly amazing experience. It is definitely worth and a very good outdoor wilderness act.

Did someone say Hot Cocoa?


Enjoy the old experience of sleigh ride in a new way, brought to by the Breckenridge Sleigh Rides. One of the most notable events the chuck wagon dinner has been revitalized by them, though they have succeeded in keeping the traditional and old Wild West style of the place and the event intact. You can enjoy all that with the new addition of the dinner sleigh rides. For those who have not been a part of this event till now, pull up your socks; throw yourself in this great revelry. With the added incentive of frothy hot chocolate thrown in, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience.

What is it?
Chuck wagon dinner is an event which has been associated with the Colorado and its traditions for a number of years. Some of the most interesting features of these dinner sleigh rides are mentioned below.
· With the Rocky Mountains all around you, you couldn’t have asked for better scenery.
· In between the sleigh rides and the fantastic dinner, enjoy some games like roping, or horseshoes, along with some honey and biscuits.
· The dinner will is commenced with the sound of a bell. To fulfill your taste buds, you are served with a delicious BBQ meal. And it has the traditional Wild West favorites as grilled chicken with cornbread, BBQ beef smoked, and other dishes. You can round off the wonderful meal with the apple pie served with whipped cream.
· Along side the dinner, a show is there for all of you to enjoy and get entertained.

It will have everything from comedy, music etc. You can get to know the fellow people while enjoying the show.

These chuck wagon dinner sleigh rides are also a fun attraction for the local people around here for the variety of enjoyment it has to offer, as it has something to cheer up every member of your family. This level of enjoyment and entertainment is good and to some extent necessary for everyone, once in a while. Breckenridge Sleigh Rides does come out all guns blazing and does a brilliant job of providing a fun and joyful evening to everyone, through this event. It is due to them that this event has found a lot of takers in recent times, especially people who like to have a fun evening in the Rocky Mountains including taking in its charms and traditions.

Take some time out from your busy lives, and the feel and thrill of an actual sleigh ride, or in other words a dinner sleigh ride. When one takes into account the various activities associated with this event and Breckenridge, it certainly becomes quite tempting. It also offers you to go for a wilderness exploration. In midst of all the events, and other entertainments, do not forget to enjoy the dinner sleigh rides with its warm hot cocoa on board, making this your one of the most cherished moments of life.