We should talk about riding together this summer. DH's business is down bc of the economy so a trip to the Black Hills is probably out for 2012. But, I've got a good friend about 45 minutes from me and I'm looking for some closer and new places to ride this summer in the state. Champaign Co. is a bust--the closest state park is west of Danville. We have 4 acres of turnout and we can ride the fields between harvest and planting. My north pasture is 350'x210', plenty big for most things, and we're flat as a board! Keep in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org
Well I ride at a private residence most of the time. I have boarded at Swan Creek Stables in Avon IL though, and have taken a few lessons there. I also am in the Equestrian Club for Western Illinois University. But mostly I hack out in the fields behind my horse's pasture. I have heard that Argyle State Park's horse trails are decent, but I have never been there.
No kidding (where youlive!!) I live in the "town that time forgot", Longview, IL. We are in Champaign County, about 22 miles SSE of Urbana. Are you close to Pekin/Peoria? Or do you live nearer to say, Havana?