When it came to her daughter Kayla’s equestrian education, Patty Savage Wooters entrusted the task to the most qualified candidate: herself. Kayla eventually became a two-time World Champion at the Kentucky State Fair and today, both Patty and Kayla channel their expertise into Longview Stables and Riding Academy. Private and group lessons accommodate first timers and horse-show veterans alike in the indoor and outdoor arenas, where instructors expound on fundamentals and bond riders and steeds via improved communication instead of trust falls.
At summer camp, counselors shepherd kids of all ages through daily rides and the basics of horse care, as well as horse-themed crafts. Birthday parties afford opportunities for kids to mount a mini pony named Pottachelli, while the birthday kid bounces atop a fully-grown horse. Nearby, boarded horses enjoy the shelter of stalls or canter like recently animated garden statues around emerald corrals and pastures.
With 7,000 square feet of low-impact, paw-friendly indoor and outdoor play space, your mutt-tastic buddy will be able to run in circles and bark at the invisible aliens free of guilt or any sense of propriety. Dogs are divided by energy levels and personality, reducing the likelihood of catfights between dogs. The four-legged rec center is manned 24/7 by chronic belly-rub-giver-outers, and you can always check in on your best friend via webcam. During their full- or half-day stay, dogs will be in a constant state of motion, playing with fellow temporary tenants under the watchful eye of a caring staff. The center also features several swimming pools with guided instruction so water-loving pooches can finally graduate from doggy paddling. Swim time is not included in this Groupon, but it may be added on for an additional charge.