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Choose from Three Options
- $5 for a pony ride (a $10 value)
- $20 for one 30-minute private riding lesson (a $40 value)
- $55 for three 30-minute private riding lessons (a $120 value)<p>
During lessons, hooves kick up sand as instructors guide riders through trots, canters, and gallops in the spacious, fenced-in outdoor arena. In the brightly lit roofed arena, riders urge geldings and mares over adjustable jumps flanked by colorful flowers. For the pony rides, experienced trainers gently introduce riders to friendly ponies before helping them mount and enjoy a supervised meander.<p>
University Equestrian Center
The experienced trainers at University Equestrian Center, which opened its doors more than 50 years ago, equip riders with basic and advanced riding skills in a stress-free atmosphere. Aspiring horse-whisperers greet their mounts in the spacious barn and receive all the necessary equipment, such as a saddle, helmet, and carrot on a stick. Outside, lush greenery overhangs smooth riding trails on the sprawling grounds, where horses stand peacefully in grassy pastures.
Instructors tailor lessons to riding skills, helping pupils soar over hurdles or spur horses forward at a slow, steady gait. While equestrians enjoy their lessons, rides, or summer camps, guests can take advantage of the facility’s free WiFi or take dictation from horses that never learned to type.