Horsemanship is the mastery of riding and grooming, unlike manhorseship, which is just a good name for a centaur's yacht. Take the reins with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$65 for a birthday party for eight (a $130 total value)
- Access to the party room, as well as a barn tour and opportunity to brush and care for the horses (a $50 value)
- A guided horse ride around the ring (a $10 value/child)
- Optional games including wheelbarrow races, tug of war, and beanbag toss
$25 for a one-hour horseback-riding lesson (a $50 value)
La Fleur Stables
Marlene La Fleur’s equine epiphany struck in 1963, when an American Saddlebred steed named Mr. Sandman motivated her to open a stable and breed her own army of championship horses. Since then, Marlene and her husband’s stable has grown by leaps and bounds, with the rein-tuggers moving into an ultramodern barn and training facility in 2001 that allowed them to expand their English-style riding lessons. Placing an emphasis on horsemanship and equitation, Marlene’s daughter Neva leads hands-on lessons that cycle through proper grooming, tacking, and riding techniques catered to each student’s individual skill set. Pintsized riders may also celebrate birthdays or visits from John Wayne’s ghost during group parties replete with barn tours, breezy trots, and a party room that boasts a full kitchen. The stable’s stylish and well-mannered steeds kick up their hooves in spacious 144-square-foot stalls, which are built from southern yellow pine and equipped with individual windows overlooking the grounds’ picturesque rolling hills.