$115 for a One-Week Horseback-Riding Camp for One Child at Newport Equestrian Academy in Middletown ($350 Value)

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A mother-daughter team of instructors teaches kids different riding styles and care methods during a five-day camp

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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.

$115 for a One-Week Horseback-Riding Camp for One Child ($350 Value)

Camps will take place each week, Monday through Friday, from the week beginning July 1st through the week beginning August 19th. Campers will meet each day from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. to learn different styles of riding as well as methods for taking care of a horse. Each participant should bring a sack lunch, extra water, a bathing suit, and a towel.

Newport Equestrian

At Newport Equestrian, the mother-daughter team of Suzanne Hourihan and Kamala Duffy handle all instruction duties, helping beginners and experienced riders alike to improve their skills. The instructors root their approach in the principles of sound equitation—a focus that Suzanne inherited while training under Irish Olympic rider Nole McGee as a child. Kamala, a USEF hunter/jumper competitor, carries on her mother's passion as she coaches riders of all stripes, from casual pleasure and trail riders to show jumpers intent on winning a gold medal before some cool new Flash game makes the Olympics obsolete. During private and semi-private lessons on flatwork courses, Kamala teases out riders' potential while treating them with respect and encouraging them to overcome the improvement plateaus they'll inevitably reach.

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