Horses require human guidance to keep from brushing against barbed wire, eating poisonous rocks, and galloping triumphantly into the ocean. Take the reins with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $35 for one 60-minute private horseback-riding lesson (a $70 value)
- $99 for three 60-minute private horseback-riding lessons (a $210 value)
- $175 for a three-day horseback-riding camp (a $350 value)
All lessons include 45 minutes of classical dressage instruction, along with additional time spent on proper grooming and horse-handling skills with an emphasis on student and horse safety. Through each lesson, students bolster their confidence in their own equine-guiding abilities.
Camps are held Monday–Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every week in June, July, and August and will be held indoors or outdoors based on weather.
Featherbrook Farm's head trainer and instructor Lisa Avaloz draws upon a lifetime of equine experience and an international network of colleagues. The farm fosters interspecies cooperation through lessons, camps, and birthday parties. Riding lessons instill in young riders the importance of grooming, form, and confidence, rewarding proper handling skills with positive reinforcement. Beginning students start on a lunge line to improve their positioning, strengthen their seat, and gain a feel for their horse. Safety remains of utmost importance throughout the lesson. All students must wear helmets while riding and avoid giving horses celebratory piggyback rides after completing a session.
Featherbrook Farm conducts weekly camps from June to August for 6–14 youngsters at a time. Campers ride twice each day and establish a solid foundation of horsemanship through grooming, first aid, and studying horse anatomy. In addition to education, fun and excitement abound as children play games and make crafts with new friends.