Before man learned to ride horses, Western films ended with cowboys jogging into the sunset. Saddle up with this Groupon.
Choose from Five Options
- $190 for a beginner riding camp from June 11 to June 15 (a $400 value)
- $190 for a beginner riding camp from July 16 to July 20 (a $400 value)
- $190 for a beginner riding camp from August 13 to August 17 (a $400 value)
- $225 for an intermediate riding camp from July 9 to July 13 (a $450 value)
- $225 for an intermediate riding camp from August 6 to August 10 (a $450 value)
Each weeklong camp develops the horse-riding prowess of up to 12 campers aged 5–13. The beginner sessions initiate kids into the basics of caring for and riding equine companions for those who have never ridden, and intermediate clinics teach more experienced riders advanced techniques, such as cantering and jumping over hedges or rival horses for a derby win. Lessons run between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. with a lunch, formal riding lesson, and activities.
Equestrian Arts Institute
Head instructor Toney Massinople owns the Equestrian Arts Institute, a safety-oriented riding school where he and his team of talented instructors specialize in eventing and dressage. Massinople graduated from Morven Park International Equestrian Institute, one of the top schools in the U.S., and brings his expertise to riding lessons for any level from beginner to advanced, broken up according to a grade-level structure. During private or group lessons, pupils learn to tack, ride, untack, and groom horses to look like the steeds of cartoon superheroes, while more advanced riders can hone their jumping, eventing, and dressage skills. The classes help students meet individual goals with a roster of horses, each possessing gentle, kind dispositions. The aspiring riders hone their abilities in a top-notch facility replete with a 10-stall barn, a large dressage area, an indoor riding hall, and a stadium arena. In addition to regular lessons, Equestrian Arts Institute also trains and boards horses.