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What You'll Get
Mounted police opt for equine transportation so they don’t have to deal with the squad car’s wailing thirst for gas and justice. Patrol like the pros with today’s Groupon to Equestrian’s First Place in Royal Palm Beach. Choose from the following options:
- For $49, you get a one-hour trail ride for two people (a $100 value).
- For $55, you get two one-hour private horseback-riding lessons for one ($120 value).
- For $109, you get admission for one to horseback riding camp for children 5-16 years old (a $250 value). Camp is held March 19–23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.<p>
The seasoned wranglers at Equestrian’s First Place ferry brand-new riders into the world of equine arts with focused lessons on a secluded country ranch. Guests hop onto their carriage-less horse for a gentle, one-hour trail ride, taking in the scenery as they get acclimated to the steed’s gate and wearisome insistence on telling hay-based stories. Trail rides are held three times a day, and accommodate up to five riders. During private lessons, certified trainers school students in the fundamentals of English- and Western-style riding. Students build confidence in their form as they spend a combined two hours cuddling up to the only other animal—besides humans and sword-fighting cats—to wear footgear.
Equestrian’s First Place also initiates budding saddle-persons in their weeklong horse camp, where wards undergo a crash course in caring for animals. Along with basic riding techniques, the camp covers caring for fillies, horse anatomy, and effective methods of barn management, including hovering around the horse’s cubicle to make sure he’s being productive.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Must be 6+ for trail & lesson options. Camp option valid for ages 5-16. 6'4" height max. 275lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Lessons are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Equestrian's First Place
The tenants who occupy the 12-stall barn at Equestrian's First Place are being conditioned for a variety of specialties. Among them are fast-galloping barrel horses with names such as Pleasure and Mystery, as well as steeds, including Sonyadore, who has been trained for Western-style trotting and English-style reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Under the direction of stable whiz Sarah Brown, this Royal Palm Beach horse hamlet introduces newcomers to the saddle and helps longtime owners overcome training challenges. Each of the stable’s certified trainers possesses an attentiveness to horse psychology and to the nuances of horse-human interaction. Using that expert knowledge, they create cues that owners can use at home to turn their rambunctious ponies into appropriately calm carousel employees. They welcome all levels of riders for beginners’ lessons and for tune-up training.:m]]