Partially fulfill your childhood horse dreams with today’s Groupon: for $20, you’ll attend an introductory seminar at Denver Equestrians' indoor arena, a $100 value. Both newbies and mare-mounting masters will appreciate the open-house-style atmosphere, tailored-to-skill-set programs, and numerous minutes of person-horse eye contact.
Sip hot chocolate and cider while getting an equine education in equitation, dressage, jumping, and the language of horses. Corinne Lettau, a certified instructor with more than 18 years of experience, helms Denver Equestrians. After fueling up on appetizers and sweets, pony pros will size up your previous experience to evaluate skill level, give you a tour of the stables, and match you up with a likeminded mare (seasoned riders can mount warmblood show jumpers and dressage schoolmasters). Then you'll learn how to groom, saddle/unsaddle, and communicate with your mount using smoke signals and ink drawings. Post seminar, you’ll become a member of the riding club and eligible for discounted lesson packages.
Horseback riding gives many a sense of companionship and connection with nature and horses. The open-house seminars could open you up to the possibility of a filly-focused career as a mailman who delivers mail on horseback or be the start to a long-term new animal relationship full of nuzzles and cantors.
TeachStreet reviewers give instructor Corinne Lettau five stars:
- She also has been blessed with extreme patience for someone just wanting to get started in basic equitation. She's great.....Each lesson I feel challenged for success...and each lesson feeds my love for horses even more. – Kristen E
- Always calm and with a smile on her face. She makes you feel welcome and at ease. I do think Corinne is an actual "horse whisperer!" – Marty Snitkin
- She has an amazing connection with the horses as well. You can tell that she loves them and they love her back in return. – Kari McCrady
Over the past 20 years, Denver Equestrians owner Corinne M. Lettau has been mastering proper horse training and horse communication while studying under elite professionals such as 1994 Olympic bronze medalist Michelle Gibson. At her 32,000-square-foot equestrian complex, Corinne and a team of talented instructors share their bond with horses by leading students through riding lessons, horsemanship classes, and rider assessments. On large indoor and outdoor arenas, students cover the basics of oat-powered transportation, such as mounting, dismounting, and transitioning from walk to halt. In group classes, students glean horseback know-how alongside up to five other riders. During private lessons, students build upon individual strengths and weaknesses and discuss the advancement of elective hoof surgery for humans.