The horse and buggy was a popular method of early transportation, far surpassing the bug and buggy, which could barely move and was often destroyed by squeamish gunslingers. Saddle up with today's Groupon: for $49, you get two horseback-riding lessons at Bridlewood Farm in Chesapeake (a $100 value). This Groupon is valid for two lessons on the same visit for two people, or for two lessons for one over two visits.
Nestled on 50 sprawling acres with a beautiful pond, Bridlewood Farm boasts a fully equipped riding facility with expert training and lessons for jockeys of all skill levels. Experienced instructors help students put their mounts through the paces around the 150’x300’ main arena, complete with sand and bluestone footing, jumps, and a judge’s stand. When weather doesn’t allow for a relaxing ride on the bridle paths surrounding the perimeter, a 100’x200’ indoor-riding arena with a clay base and rubber footing makes cumbersome equine umbrellas and galoshes a thing of the past, and a regulation-size dressage arena allows show steeds to work on their gaits, changes, and pirouettes. Riders must be at least 5 years old.
1924 Sanderson Rd.
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322