Horses are some of the most perceptive animals, as evidenced by the saying, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't explain his intimate knowledge of your childhood fears." Tap into equine insight with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $169 for a three-day horseback-riding summer camp July 16–18 (a $350 value)
- $259 for a five-day horseback riding summer camp from July 9–13, August 6–10, or August 20–24 (a $550 value)
- $29 for one 60-minute horseback-riding lesson (a $60 value)
Each day of camp begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.
Lessons review horsemanship principles, English and Western riding techniques, and safety measures. The farm's summer camps offer kids a comprehensive equine education, comprised of four hours of instruction per day. Campers stay with the same horse throughout the camp and spend 30 minutes riding each day, learning how to walk, trot, post, and guide. Instructors also teach about horses and breeds, how to care for sick animals, and career options in the equestrian field. Lunch is provided each day, and each child leaves with a camp T-shirt.
From the peaceful oasis of Camulos Farm—located on an 1,800-acre stretch of North County, San Diego—Sara Crafts dispenses equine knowledge amassed over a 40-year career to students ranging from novices to elite show riders. The facility boasts riding spaces surrounded by palm trees and flower bushes, set against views of rolling hills. During lessons, instructors review horsemanship principles, English and Western riding techniques, and safety measures, such as wearing a helmet and teaching horses not to play with matches. The farm also offers summer camps that provide kids with a comprehensive equine education and teach them about career options in the equestrian field.