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In a Nutshell

Students learn the basics of horse handling, grooming, and riding during lessons

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 27, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Registration required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must sign waiver. Must wear helmet, boots, and long pants. Must be 8 or older. Not valid for therapeutic riding sessions. Lessons must be used by the same person. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

People should learn how to ride a horse now because there's no telling when the horses will eat all of our cars. Pick up a new skill before it's too late with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $89 for three 45-minute semi-private horseback-riding lessons (a $195 value)

Instructors lead semi-private lessons that teach the fundamentals of horseback-riding. Classes begin with 15 minutes of on-the-ground tasks, including grooming the horse and learning about maintenance. Students then saddle up for 45 minutes of riding time. As they practice the correct postures for equitation and balance, their muscles strive to keep them stabilized, imparting a full-body workout.


Cherylin Von Aldenbruck has no treadmills or weights at her outdoor "gym." The equipment is leather instead of lead, and your workout partner isn't a beefy personal trainer—it's a horse. After realizing that sitting atop a horse requires muscles to continually stabilize and balance the body, Cherylin founded Equestricise as an alternative fitness venue for anyone who's curious about horseback-riding. Each of her lessons now serve as a strengthening workout for the core and limbs.

Cherylin and her team of certified instructors aren't only concerned with toning physiques, though. They also teach groups how to care for the horses, tack, and stables. Classes cover disciplines from basic equitation to hunt seat skills, and accommodate riders of all experience levels, from beginners to those who can steer a horse blindfolded, even when the horse is also blindfolded.

Customer Reviews

Great experience! Cherilyn is personable, fun and very knowledgeable. She made me feel comfortable right away. Her horses are lovely, well cared for and well trained. So happy to be back in the saddle and ready to keep up even after my Groupon is up.
Shelley L. · August 21, 2017
This was a lot of fun. Cheryl Lyn is super nice, and her horses are very well trained. I was reminded how much of a workout it can be to ride a horse properly. Horses are such beautiful animals, it is always enjoyable just being around them. Thank you for letting me ride your horses.
Karin M. · June 30, 2017
This was a great experience.
Charis S. · March 18, 2017

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