orda.JPGLake Placid, N.Y. --- The Adirondack Equine Center and Horse Rescue is now offering horseback riding at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, N.Y. The Equine Center will conduct horseback rides on the vast trail system of the 1980 Winter Olympic Cross Country Ski Center at the Olympic Sports Complex which is run by the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA).  "It's a fantastic addition to all the activities already located at the Olympic Sports Complex.   We feel there is a great synergy to be had between the mountain bike program, run by High Peaks Cyclery, and the bobsled rides offered at the Sports Complex," said Travis deValinger, general manager of the Equine Center and Horse Rescue.  "A short drive from downtown Lake Placid, State Route 73 exposure, and with trails perfectly suited for horseback rides we couldn't ask for a better location."   About The Equine Center The Equine Center and Horse Rescue is a family horseback riding adventure for all ages.  Children welcome. Free orientation lesson prior to every ride and all the horses have been thoroughly trained to exacting standards of gentleness.  Winter time offerings include day and evening sleigh rides in Lake Placid.  The staff has over 28 years of experience training, teaching, and operating in the equine industry and their horses are of the highest quality and temperament. Most of the Center's Horses are rescued animals that have been saved from slaughter.  For more information check us out on Facebook (key word 'Equine Center and Horse Rescue') or visit www.lakeplacidhorse.com or www.adirondackhorserescue.com. Lake Placid Horseback trail rides: Location:  Olympic Sports Complex, Route 73, Lake Placid N.Y. 12946 For Reservations call: (518) 241-3388 Family Group Rides  - Includes a 45-50 minute ride and lesson prior to mounting Rates: $48 per person Longer Rides - Includes a and hour and a half ride, lesson prior to mounting Rates: $98 per person Private Rides Includes an hour ride, and a lesson prior to mounting Rates $78 $98 (1hr 30 min) Hours of operation: Daily 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and by reservation Contact info: Phone: 518.834.9933 Dates: Open daily June-October, Closed July 22nd Time: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Established in 1982, the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. ORDA operates Whiteface and Gore Mountain ski areas; the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg; the Olympic speedskating oval, Olympic jumping complex and Olympic arena. As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes, spectator and participants to the region, resulting in significant economic development. CONTACT:     Jon Lundin, ORDA public relations coordinator, (jlundin@orda.org) at (518) 523-1655 ext. 5313