Horses and humans have worked together for centuries, transporting goods, fording rivers, and sharing the blame for the fall of Troy. Bond with the noblest of creatures with today’s Groupon to Chessfield Farm in Carmel. Choose between the following options:<p>
- For $19, you get one private half-hour lesson (up to a $40 value).
- For $49, you get three private half-hour lessons (up to a $120 value).<p>
Drawing on her extensive knowledge of equine care from apprenticeships with top area professionals, Hessy Derman has manned Chessfield Farm’s 23 acres of stalls and stretches for more than 15 years. Accommodating beginning and advanced riders alike, lesson programs pair pupils with school or student-boarded steeds for half-hour galloping sessions based on the closest matching horseshoe size. Equestrians trot about Chessfield Farm’s custom built and professionally landscaped grass paddocks, 80’x120’ indoor ring, and 100’x200’ outdoor ring. Heated viewing lounges and shaded picnic areas overlooking each ring house spectators and technique-stealing camels in disguise. Chessfield Farm remains open seven days a week, extending its hours of operation into weekday evenings to oblige student schedules. Trainees should call ahead to schedule their sessions.