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.
Choose from Four Options
- $59 for three days of horseback-riding camp for one (a $168 value)
- $89 for three days of horseback-riding camp for two (a $336 value)
- $99 for five days of horseback-riding camp for one (a $280 value)
- $149 for five days of horseback-riding camp for two (a $560 value)
During half-day horseback-riding camp sessions, riders diverge into different age groups and prep their steeds with lessons on the care and use of equipment. Group rides then impart steering skills, and instructors hold question-and-answer sessions for students who are awaiting their turn in the saddle. As campers lead their horses back to the barn, they absorb lessons on grooming, horse behavior, and anatomy. Each day runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the summer-camp season concludes on August 10. Every rider must wear either jeans or riding pants and sport boots with a 1/2- to 1-inch heel.
Johnson Horse Riding School
BHS-certified instructor Christina Johnson has spent more than four decades as an instructor, rider, and horse trainer—experience she draws on to broker connections between horses and humans at Johnson Horse Riding School. Johnson specializes in instruction for beginners and children as young as age 3, with a stable of practice horses as gentle as a declawed cookie monster. The school’s lessons cover Western or English styles of riding or impart tips for proper grooming, feeding, and management. Guided trail rides lead equestrians through nearby wilderness, and birthday parties and camps encourage youngsters to engage with the great outdoors. They also host special events like the 2nd annual Christmas camp where students can see Santa, get gifts, go for a ride, and learn a little about horse management.