Horses symbolize a wild, uncontrollable spirit, which is why rebellious teenagers sport mane-like mohawks and eat even the cores of their apples. Take the reins with this Groupon.
$49.99 for Two Private 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons ($100 Value)
During private 60-minute English-style riding lessons, barn manager and co-owner Danielle acquaints novices with grooming, tacking, and fundamental equestrian knowledge. Students also mount their carefully selected horse or pony and spend the last 30–45 minutes of class riding under Danielle’s watchful eye. Lessons are tailored to meet each individual’s skill level and pace and can be scheduled seven days a week between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. When preparing for lessons, students should be mindful of the dress code. Groupon customers who purchase 3 additional lessons prior to their second included lesson receive one extra at no charge.
Arcadia Stables stretches out across more than 70 acres of picturesque riding trails, rolling hills, and verdant woods. Formerly Tic-Tac-Toe Farms, the equestrian facility is now under the ownership of Marian Lohff and Danielle Weddle, who have managed to complete a laundry list of renovations in recent years. The equestrian experts’ hard work has helped to maintain the 100’x200’ indoor arena, where riders can master the art of English-style riding during private and group lessons. Adjacent to the indoor arena, a heated observation room—complete with a kitchenette—lets parents keep an eye on lessons, saving students from the hassles of additional pressure or the stench of a parent who hid inside the manure pile just to feel more involved.