Folk wisdom about not looking a gift horse in the mouth is obsolete, now that horses are no longer bred to belch blinding ammonia. Enjoy improved equine exhalations with this Groupon.
Choose from Nine Options
$325 for a one-week horse camp (a $650 value)
Open to riders aged 5 or older, the summer horse camps meet daily, Monday–Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each day of camp includes morning lessons on general horsemanship, hands-on labs, and other equine activities. Campers get a chance to ride every day and also receive a celebration of pizza and games on the last day. Choose from the following dates:
- July 8–12
- July 15–19
- July 22–26
- July 29–August 2
- August 5–9
- August 12–16
- August 19–23
- August 26–30
$85 for three one-hour private horseback-riding lessons (a $195 value)
The sounds of clopping hooves echo across the hills of the historic OC Fairgrounds, where visiting riders grasp the reins as horses gallop across Vogel Equine's three jumping arenas. Never far behind, the facility’s experienced instructors watch for proper form and ensure the safety of their students during hunter and jumper-style lessons and training programs.
Students come to Vogel Equine from all backgrounds to learn proper saddling techniques and riding styles or to work closely with the facility’s four-legged staff during horse fitness programs. The instructors certainly oblige them, tailoring curriculums that grant firsthand experience in the saddle or stable. Professionally trained lesson horses and ponies assist with daily lessons while sale horses toss and turn on their beds of hay, dreaming of the day when they will be united with a steed-less rider.