Horseback riding replaced horsefront riding during the War of 1812, when American soldiers realized they couldn't be taken seriously while being carried in adult-sized baby slings. Giddy-up like a grownup with today's Groupon: for $30, you get an introductory horseback-riding lesson at Brackenhollow Stables in Redmond (a $60 value). Joanna Fowler and her daughter Duschka act as an excellent equine duo by teaching an exciting, safe style of horsemanship to riders of all experience levels. The introductory horseback-riding lesson will familiarize riders with all aspects of horsemanship, establishing a solid foundation in balance and position upon which a house of competitive fury can be built. Intro lessons are performed lunge style, with instructors controlling the horse while riders focus on confidence, riding skills, and treating the horse with respect. Experienced riders can ride loose. Lessons are taught on any of the 13 school horses, ranging from gentle beginner horses to bucking competition steeds.
Whether hoping to experience a novel thrill, to see a beautiful creature up close, or to master equestrian skills for an upcoming time-travel binge, customers can put their faith in Brackenhollow’s experienced guides. Joanna is a British Horse Society–trained instructor with more than 30 years of experience, and Duschka is currently a competitor with nearly a decade of teaching experience. Lessons are taught rain or shine in the indoor or outdoor arenas, set against a backdrop of beautiful Washington hills. The knowledgeable instructors combine with the tranquil environment to create a relaxing, encouraging, and fun atmosphere.
Union Hill-Novelty Hill
6367 208th Ave. NE
Redmond, Washington 98053Get Directions