Horses are our superiors in every way, which is why we're so lucky that they allow us the courtesy of riding all about on their supple yet strong horse backs. Deepen the human-horse bond with this Groupon.
$249 for a Girls Horseback Riding Mini-Camp ($537.50 Value)
Camps for girls ages 5–7 run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Choose from the following dates:
- June 24–28
- July 1–5
- July 8–12
- July 15–19
- July 22–26
- July 29–August 2
- August 5–9
- August 12–16
Groups of no more than 10 girls spend mornings building knowledge and confidence during hands-on lessons. Horsemanship skills such as grooming and tacking and riding techniques in the form of sitting properly and communicating with the horse are explored in depth. Games and crafts further instill campers’ understanding of horse breeds, horse anatomy, and equine nutrition.
Students must bring health forms to their initial visit, they can be printed here.
River Edge Farm
River Edge Farm owner Mercedes Rolandelli has been riding horses since she was a youngster in Argentina. Her palpable connection with the animals inspired her to establish her own farm in a verdant corner of the Garden State. Here, she offers horseback-riding lessons and camps, encouraging her students to interact with horses and glean life lessons from them such as patience, courage, and the ability to whinny and whip one’s ponytail to and fro. These sessions instill horsemanship skills such as grooming and tacking but also help build the students’ confidence and give them a method of self-expression.