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 this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $49 for a one-hour trail ride for two (a $100 value)
- $37 for a one-hour private horseback-riding lesson (a $75 value)
- $25 for a one-hour semiprivate horseback-riding lesson (a $50 value)
- $28 for a three-hour Saturday pony camp (a $55 value)
Pairs saddle up for guided tours that give riders the opportunity to explore verdant settings around the Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village. Available by appointment six days a week, lessons encompass many aspects of horsemanship, from English and Western riding techniques to saddling and aftercare. During the pony camp, which takes place Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., kids five and older participate in grooming, saddling, and basic horse care, along with a 30 minute group lesson. Campers should bring a lunch and plenty to drink.
Boca Riding Club
At Boca Riding Club, friendly instructors lead riders through lush greenery and teach riders of any skill level through both English- and Western-style riding lessons. Veteran instructors tailor each lesson to students' individual goals, working on basic riding skills, advanced techniques, or highway-merging tips. Riders spend around 80% of their lessons on the horse, with the remainder of their time devoted to saddling and after-ride care.
The tree-and-lake-dotted ranch at Boca Riding Club also hosts public group rides and children's summer-camp sessions. Under the guidance of instructor and manager Elizabeth Constantin, riders walk, trot, canter, or ride off into the sunset, depending on ability and experience filming Hollywood westerns.