What You'll Get
- 30-Minute Private Riding Lesson
- 60-Minute Private Riding Lesson
60 minute lesson includes 30 minutes of ground instruction and 30 minutes of riding instruction.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for clients active within the past 6 months. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Merchant's standard 24- hour cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per child. Valid only for option purchased. Ages 4-14. Maximum weight of 195. Tacking included. Must wear jeans or riding attire. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Hunter/Jumper: Style Versus Speed
Hunter/Jumper: Style Versus Speed
Although they are often grouped together, hunting and jumping are two separate styles of English riding. Saddle up for a look at the differences between them.
Hunter: a horse trained to jump over a simple series of obstacles while maintaining proper form. Hunters are judged subjectively based on factors such as athleticism, obedience, and attractiveness. The term is derived from the style of the course, which is designed to mimic a natural hunting field.
Jumper: a horse trained to complete a more complex course as quickly as possible and without hitting any of the obstacles. Unlike hunters, jumpers are not judged on their form or appearance. Instead, judging is objective, with specific penalties for knocking down obstacles or failing to complete them in time.
Equitation: a hybrid between hunter and jumper competitions with an extra twist—judges scrutinize the human, not the horse. Riders compete on jumper-style courses but receive subjective scores for their form and horsemanship. Equitation is a particularly good discipline for junior riders, as it helps them learn proper positioning for future hunter and jumper competitions.
Suitability: how naturally capable a horse is at completing the course. It is one of the three factors by which a hunter is judged, along with conformation (the desirability of its physique) and manners (a willingness to obey commands and take off its horseshoes before entering the barn).