Horsemanship is the mastery of riding and grooming, unlike Manhorseship, which is just a good name for a centaur’s yacht. Take the reins with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $25 for one introductory horsemanship or rider-assessment lesson (a $50 value)
- $35 for a one-month bronze membership package (a $75 value)
- $69 for a one-month silver membership package (a $160 value)
Students who choose to enroll in the 90-minute introductory horsemanship lesson will first tour the facility and meet the trainers and school horses before reviewing comprehensive safety tips. They will then learn how to groom and tack a horse before mounting up and taking a turn in the saddle. Rider assessments are for those who already have some experience, and will consist of a 60-minute one-on-one lesson with a trainer.
The bronze membership package includes access to the school’s horses, ponies, training, facilities, and coaching. Two mounted lessons and three horsemanship lessons are also included. Silver packages also include access to the horses and facilities, plus four mounted lessons, three horsemanship lessons, and one practice ride.
Along their lush, 40-acre parcel of land, Brad and Mary Ann Funk bring a lifelong dream to fruition every day. The Funks transformed their property into a school—a place where visitors of all ages and experience levels can learn about the couple's shared passion: horses. In the warmer months, students of Ashwood Farms can be seen trotting, cantering, and conquering fences at the outdoor arena, equipped with all-weather footing. Year-round, the farm and stables are home to casual equestrians and competitive riders alike, a handful of whom compete across the country at AA Hunter/Jumper horse shows. Students can enroll in individual classes, or join the equestrian club for a unique, well-rounded experience that includes lessons and tips for a flawless ponytail. Ashwood also provides boarding services for those already equipped with ponies, and school horses for those who wish to use them during lessons and practice rides.