Unlike cars, horses can still successfully jump bridges without exploding and can continue to run after using carrots as fuel. Appreciate equine advantages over the horseless carriage with today's Groupon: for $65, you get three horseback-riding lessons at Avon Valley Show Stables, located in Avon (a $135 value).
Situated on 30 acres of verdant grassland neighboring the Farmington River, Avon Valley Show Stables saddles eager equestrians with quality courses and expert instruction in the ways of horseback riding. With style specialties in hunter, jumper, and hunt-seat equitation, lessons are offered for all ages (3 and up) and experience levels. Owned by professional show equestrian Emer Coyne , Avon Valley Show Stables features an experienced staff of pony-savvy instructors that will take pony-riding pupils through each step of the horseback process. Cantering cavalry can train on a stable horse or use one of their own, whether it's a majestic mustang named Afterglow or an existentially pondering pony named Aristotle. Lessons can be scheduled throughout the day, seven days a week, by appointment only.
Avon Valley Show Stables
Thirty acres of rolling, grassy meadows provide ample space for equestrians and their mounts to learn, practice, and compete at Avon Valley Show Stables. Indoor and outdoor arenas light up at night, providing riders with an array of options of when and where to ride, no matter the season, weather, or time of day. Led by a team of accomplished trainers, lessons in the English Hunt Seat style of riding are offered to students of all ages, experience levels, and proximities to an original copy of Black Beauty. Children as young as 3 can climb into the saddle and get acquainted with the ins and outs of equestrianism, with the opportunity to even join the competitive team for kids in grades 6 through 12.
595 Waterville Rd.
Avon, Connecticut 06001Get Directions