What You'll Get
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 a journey with the kindest of kinsmen with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a half-hour guided horseback ride at East Coast Equestrian Training Center in Virginia Beach (a $50 value).
Equine educators at the East Coast Equestrian Training Center lead rookie-stirruped riders on leisurely strolls atop gentle, graceful mounts. The instructors of ECETC maintain a well-mannered stable of perpetually long-faced creatures and match riders to ridees according to age (2 or older), experience level, and singing ranges. Veteran saddle-sitters can pick up hints on more advanced techniques in show disciplines that include hunter, jumper, and dressage.
The expansive indoor and outdoor facilities boast a mirrored dressage ring for equine cat-walkers, a large exterior riding ring, and an indoor ring to evade inclement weather. Two Groupons can combined for a longer ride; inquire about having a Groupon-holding friend ride at the same time as you when setting up your appointment.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 4, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 2 per visit. Reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About East Coast Equestrian Training Center
Aided by more than 40 years of competitive-riding and training experience, Sharon Golesh built East Coast Equestrian Training Center, a full-service training, boarding, and breeding facility. Hidden under an expansive, baby-blue roof are 54 stalls that stay packed all year long with equine boarders and in-house horses ready to run through guided rides and lessons. Students learn the equestrian arts within [facilities] (http://gr.pn/n2lU5n) that include an exterior riding ring and dressage ring complete with mirrors and a pack of paparazzi sheep hounds. East Coast Equestrian Training Center also oversees the birth of future first-place finishers through its extensive breeding operation, which includes a 2,200-square-foot boarders’ lounge and 19 pastures ready to set the scene for equine matchmaking.