Horsemanship was once a vital skill, much like the ability to avoid sailing off the end of the earth or the ability to discern which pizza trees were poisonous. Master an ancient art of survival with today's Groupon to Avalon Stables in Lutz. Choose between the following options:
- For $55, you get two one-hour horse experience lessons (a $180 value).
- For $99, you get a one-hour family group ride for up to four (a $360 value).
Avalon Stables' team of accomplished equestrians imparts skills and knowledge through hands-on instruction to steer students of all skill levels through horse-riding lessons. Tranquil, verdant pastures lay the backdrop for learning to gussy up a gallop. Trot forth on one of Avalon's eight lesson horses that are easily coerced into cantering or sitting on a barstool. Families of up to four can stride alongside one another and settle arguments about whose John Wayne impersonation looks most like a Napoleon impersonation.
For more than two decades, Pam Roush has been hosre-training equivalent of a Harvard professor. Her alumni regularly accumulate blue ribbons, awards, and credits such as the UPHA Chapter 16's "Horse of the Year" award. Notable former students include CH My Heart, Top Star Willie, and Galahad's Gold Mine, which all received the "Best of Breed" honor from Saddle and Bridle after spending time under her tutelage.
On Avalon Stables’ 30 acres of open pastures, Pam and her assistant trainers provide boarding and training services for horses, as well as lessons for riders of all ages. They address individual riding goals during private lessons, encourage camaraderie through group lessons, and introduce to riding at children's camps, where kids bond with horses that tell ghost stories.