Since its opening in 1956, Merriwood Ranch has expanded to include a cross-country jump course, arenas, trails shaded by pecan trees, birthday party horseback rides, and full programs for English hunter-jumper and riding lessons. The ranch’s instructors teach all skill levels, ages 7 and up. Group lessons run from mid-August through May; camps for girls are held in the summer. Private lessons are also available. Group lessons are $45 per hour.