Horseback riding helps people discover an ancient art, commune with nature, and get back at childhood bullies who were scared of centaurs. Pay a visit they won’t soon forget with this Groupon.
Choose from Eight Options
- $19 for one 30-minute private horseback-riding lesson (a $40 value)
- $148.99 for a one-week summer horsemanship camp (a $350 value)
Along with daily riding lessons and riding activities such as relay races and mini trail rides, camps include kid-friendly activities such as scavenger hunts, decorating contests, and egg tosses. Campers should bring their own bathing suit and towel as they may get wet during some activities. Camp sessions run from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Choose from one of the following sessions:
- June 17–21
- June 24–28
- July 8–12
- July 15–19
- July 22–26
- August 5–9
- August 12–16
Arbordale Riding Academy
Andrea Whiting, Arbordale Riding Academy's head instructor, draws upon 14 years of professional experience to teach budding equestrian all-stars. Andrea has served as a board member of the Tampa Horse Show Association and a member of the United States Equestrian Federation, a group known for supporting quality care and voting rights for prettier ponies. On the academy grounds, Andrea's students hop atop one of the outfit's carefully maintained horses to receive an introduction to the skills required for competition. Students can learn how to ride in the english style of saddle seat during lessons, and summer camps are also available. One of Andrea's most accomplished students won a National Championship title with the help of her tutelage, and two other horses and three riders who studied under her earned top ten World Championship ribbons.
Arbordale also offers full boarding facilities for steeds, providing all the bedding, grain, and blanketing their tired haunches require. Horses and their owners exercise on 15 acres with various turnout options, and take advantage of the facility's large outdoor arena, jumps, and full tack room.