For centuries horses and humans have worked together, transporting goods, fording rivers, and sharing the blame for the fall of Troy. Bond with the noblest of creatures with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $35 for a two-hour guided trail ride on horseback (a $70 value)
- $275 for a horseback-riding day camp for a camper aged 7–16, which takes place July 9–13 (up to a $550 value)
- $275 for a horseback-riding day camp for a camper aged 7–16, which takes place August 6–10 (up to a $550 value)
Led by ranch owner Sue Connell, two-hour trail adventures meander through scenic pathways while Sue gives patrons riding pointers. Rides can be booked online, and riders should arrive a half-hour before the scheduled ride time. Weeklong summer camps stretch from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday–Friday, culminating in a horse show on Friday at 4 p.m. for friends and parents that runs until 7 p.m.
Though Cornerstone Ranch sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Situated on 24 acres of woods and meadows in central Massachusetts, Cornerstone Ranch allows riders to savor New England's breathtaking foliage year-round with lessons, camps, and rides through scenic terrain. Owner Sue Connell and her family prep their fleet of horses with exhaustive training and pesticide-free fly-control practices, making the steeds even safer to ride than Smokey the Bear. Sue steers horse-drawn sleighs during winter months and gangs astride steeds during warmer weather, leading fellow riders through a labyrinth of woodsy trails. She and an equally experienced instructor helm riding lessons for all levels year-round and fold the same principles into weeklong summer camps. The camps cater to beginner and advanced equestrians alike, teaching kids how to catch, lead, tie up, groom, and outfit horses with bridles and saddles before mounting and riding them into kid-sized sunsets. Daily schedules consist of two rides, including group excursions and trail jaunts. At week's end, equestrians flaunt their new skills at a horse show for friends and parents.