Horses and humans have worked together for centuries, transporting goods, fording rivers, and sharing the blame for the fall of Troy. Bond with the noblest of creatures with today's Groupon: for $25, you get admission for one child to a three-hour pony club at Acts 2 Acres Equestrian Center (a $50 value), held on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon in Coconut Creek.
In Acts 2 Acres’ pony club, qualified equestrian instructors share their passion for riding and caring for horses with youngsters aged 5 and older. The three-hour session includes a one-hour riding lesson so little ones can feel comfortable sitting in a saddle and can get used to the view from their pony's back. Instructors guide young horse whisperers through age-appropriate equestrian activities to help bond with their galloping pals, such as grooming, barn maintenance, or editing newsletters for the Hidalgo fan club. Kids run out all their pent-up energy in the picturesque setting while playing equestrian games and taking part in arts and crafts on the verdant green pastures, trotting along sandy trails, and exploring barns to see the horses' stalls and their collections of lucky sneakers.
Acts 2 Acres Equestrian Center
Opening the Acts 2 Acres Equestrian Center was an ideal decision for Michelle Alvarez, who was eager to make use of both her teaching experience and her lifelong passion for owning and showing horses. Today, her center specializes in training young riders in beginner lessons, which journey through nearby Tradewinds Park's scenic trails and focus on fundamentals such as safety, care, horsemanship, and grooming.
Youth may enjoy mornings at Pony Club or entire days at equestrian camp playing games, filling their noggins with educational material, and riding horses. Acts 2 Acres Equestrian Center is approved by the Girl Scouts of Broward County, meaning that the facility's experienced instructors are accustomed to teaching girl scouts and receiving payment in the form of thin-mint cookies.
Palm Beach Farms
4250 NW 43rd St.
Coconut Creek, Florida 33073