Before humans learned to ride horses, western films ended with cowboys jogging into the sunset. Saddle up with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $45 for two days of the kids’ beginner’s Saddle Club (a $90 value)
- $87 for four days of the kids’ beginner’s Saddle Club (a $180 value)<p>
Split into three-hour sessions for each day, horseback-riding clubs for kids ages 5–18 are available from September 17 through the second week in December. Class times are 4 p.m.–7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Riders progress through the basics of horsemanship, spending early lessons on grooming, feeding, and tacking before approaching subjects such as vaulting, mounting, and—by the fourth session—trotting on the horse. Registration includes a Saddle Club T-shirt, but participants should bring their own equipment, including riding boots.
Copperbeech Farm trots out friendly steeds for kids' riding lessons at a 32-acre equestrian estate. During riding lessons, groups of six to eight beginning riders aged 5–18 learn the fundamentals of riding and horse handling from two expert equestrians on indoor and outdoor tracks. More advanced Saddle Club sessions help experienced riders to build on basic skills in english riding style. In addition, summer camps for kids aged 5–18 combine horse training with craft projects, camp outs, and opportunities to organize other farm animals, including potbellied pigs, chickens, and ducks, into spontaneous performances of "Old MacDonald.