Dead Broke Farm


405 Ratings

Value Discount You Save
$40 50% $20
Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
Over 170 bought

In a Nutshell

  • Western-style riding
  • Swimming & farm activities
  • 10 miles of wooded trails

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 16, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Horseback riding camp valid for kids 5 and older. Trail ride option only valid for parents or family members of campers enrolled through Groupon offer. Must be 6 or older to ride alone. Must sign waiver. Not valid for existing registrations. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Horses were once considered man’s best friend, but after the invention of the dog, the horse was rebranded as man’s eccentric, oat-obsessed uncle. Take your family on a journey with the kindest of kinsmen with today's Groupon to Dead Broke Farm, just off Route 98 near Falls Lake, north from the I-540 Leesville Road exit. Choose between the following options:

  • For $175, you get one week of horseback riding day camp for children ages 5 and older (a $350 value).
  • For $20, parents or family members get a one-hour trail ride with their camper, provided the child is already enrolled in a one-week camp through this Groupon offer (a $40 value).

At Dead Broke Farm, campers learn to steer steeds over the rolling hills and teeming wildlife of a 112-acre ranch. The daily schedule integrates Western-style riding lessons—in which children learn to saddle, mount, and guide their equine companions—with guided trail gallops, supervised swims, and lively wagon rides. In their free time, kids can interact with live animals, play on the jungle gym, or push the farm's merry-go-round to ever faster and more joyful velocities. Campers must bring their own swimsuits, long pants, and other essentials, which are listed on the site, and the camp provides riding equipment, helmets, and horse-mounted roll cages for difficult stunts.

Family members can view their campers' transformation into centaurs firsthand on a one-hour group rides, in which a visitor and their child follow a galloping guide through 10 miles of wooded trails. Group guides travel at the level of the least experienced rider, and even first-timers will learn how to coax their gentle steeds to trot steadily, while their youngsters prance and caper on six-legged stallions nearby.

Dead Broke Farm

Dead Broke Farm's name derives not only from the cost of owning horses, but also from the terminology for teaching a horse to wear a saddle—known in the industry as “breaking a horse to ride.” Trainers stable “dead broke,” or thoroughly saddle-trained, horses, alongside more spirited animals on the 110-acre farm. They also house steeds saved through their horse-rescue program, with more than 70 of their mounts avoiding fates in slaughterhouses and other undesirable ends since 2004.

Horses show off their trotting chops during farm trail rides, carrying riders on explorations of the rolling hills and whispering creeks scattered across more than 10 miles of bridle trails cut through woods populated by deer, cranes, and other wildlife. Private rides allow for more personalized routes and can incorporate stops at scenic ponds for proposals or more challenging terrain for advanced riders. Instructors also schedule horseback-riding lessons, teaching balance through rides over undulating terrain rather than through exercises such as riding a horse that is riding a seesaw.

Customer Reviews

405 Ratings

This is a great place with awesome staff and a great mission!! Get there 30mins early and bring cut apples or veggies to feed the horses before your ride!
Ronda C. · July 13, 2014
Wonderful experience! My kids and I had the best time
Amy I. · April 16, 2013
Everyone is great and goes out of there way to make it a fun experience
CYNTHIA P. · April 4, 2013
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1


    6921 Wildlife Trl.

    Raleigh, North Carolina 27613

    Get Directions

15% Bonus Savings
Get an extra 15% off local restaurants, spas, salons, and more to use within 48 hours of your Goods order! See details
By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.
Please select an option to add / remove from wishlist