Four or Eight Weekly Horseback-Riding Lessons at Goin' Places Riding School (Up to 59% Off)

Sherwood

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Horses are known for their beauty, which is why so many of them are the spokesmen for makeup companies. Ride something pretty with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $109 for four weekly one-hour horseback-riding lessons ($225 value)
  • $199 for eight weekly one-hour horseback-riding lessons ($485 value)

Newcomers will receive private instruction until they're prepared to join others for group lessons.

Hunter/Jumper: Style Versus Speed

Although they are often grouped together, hunting and jumping are two separate styles of English riding. Saddle up for a look at the differences between them.

Hunter: a horse trained to jump over a simple series of obstacles while maintaining proper form. Hunters are judged subjectively based on factors such as athleticism, obedience, and attractiveness. The term is derived from the style of the course, which is designed to mimic a natural hunting field.

Jumper: a horse trained to complete a more complex course as quickly as possible and without hitting any of the obstacles. Unlike hunters, jumpers are not judged on their form or appearance. Instead, judging is objective, with specific penalties for knocking down obstacles or failing to complete them in time.

Equitation: a hybrid between hunter and jumper competitions with an extra twist—judges scrutinize the human, not the horse. Riders compete on jumper-style courses but receive subjective scores for their form and horsemanship. Equitation is a particularly good discipline for junior riders, as it helps them learn proper positioning for future hunter and jumper competitions.

Suitability: how naturally capable a horse is at completing the course. It is one of the three factors by which a hunter is judged, along with conformation (the desirability of its physique) and manners (a willingness to obey commands and take off its horseshoes before entering the barn).

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    Sherwood

    28303 SW Baker Rd.

    Sherwood, Oregon 97140

    503-734-7617

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In a Nutshell

Horseback-riding lessons for riders of all experience levels covering skills for riding, showing, and taking care of horses

The Fine Print

Expires 360 days after purchase. Must sign waiver. Reservation required, 48 hour advance notice required. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Inexperienced riders must take the initial private lessons before taking group lessons. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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