Midwestern trail riders seeking a fun fall challenge may trailer their mounts to Northern Illinois for a spin through the massive Richardson Corn Maze on Saturday, November 2.
The labyrinth, tagged as the “world’s largest corn maze,” is part of the Richardson Farm Experience. Richardson farm is located just over the Wisconsin-Illinois border at 9407 Richardson Road, in Spring Grove, Illinois (See map.).
For 2013, the 28-acre, 11-mile maze was designed to pay tribute to The Beatles, marking the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s first album release.
The Richardson Corn Maze officially closes on Sunday, October 27, but the autumn attraction reopens on November 2 for horses and riders. The equestrian outing runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission costs $10 for each rider.
No horses will be provided on-site. Current negative Coggins certificates and signed liability waivers are required.
Participants receive maps, which will be punched at 20 different checkpoints, located throughout the maze. Upon completion of the journey, riders also earn official certificates.
Mounted equestrians, finding their way through the twists and turns of the Beatles-themed 2013 Richardson Corn Maze on November 2 just may give “The Long and Winding Road” a whole new meaning.
For more information:
- Richardson Farm
- Phone: 815-675-9729
(You can find lots more regional equestrian event listings at Mane Dates: Horsing Around in the Upper Midwest.)
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