For more than 30 years, Rob Luton has used horseback riding as a way to instill self-confidence, discipline, and sportsmanship in his students. His efforts at Luton Riding Academy have resulted in a range of successes over the course of three decades, having guided riders to regional and national titles in disciplines such as Western and side saddle. He and his steeds teach future horse whisperers aged 5 and older riding skills during one-hour lessons. Students learn how to groom, tack, and ride a horse while adhering to safe riding practices and respecting the horse by not showing up in the same color horseshoes.
The four trainers and two instructors at Rushlow’s Arabians combine more than 150 years of experience in the equestrian industry, applying their expertise in the areas of breeding, training, and riding. Rather than focus solely on riding techniques in the saddle or trying to teach horses sign language, riders learn the full spectrum of horsemanship, including equine anatomy, proper stall etiquette, and tacking up a horse. Students of all abilities have their choice of instruction in Western, Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, Driving, and Dressage atop designated lesson horses, most of which have retired from the show ring.
A green turf floor, inflated obstacles, and industrial-sized plastic barrels populate Killer Paintball's two indoor fields. Within this paint-splattered environment, opposing teams don goggles, develop strategy, foster teamwork, and turn each other into sprinting, diving rainbows. Attentive referees supervise three-hour bouts to assure fair play. Open play occurs Friday through Sunday and on Wednesdays. The staff also facilitates paintball parties for birthdays, graduations, and reenactments of Jackson Pollock's last stand.