Horsemanship was once a vital skill, much like the ability to avoid sailing off the end of the earth or discern which pizza trees were poisonous. Master an ancient art of survival with today’s Groupon to Equine Boulevard in Agawam. Choose between the following options:
- For $26, you get one horseback-riding lesson (a $55 value).
- For $45, you get two horseback-riding lessons (a $110 value).<p>
Recently appointed as the World Scholar-Athlete Games’ 2011 Deputy Commissioner of Equestrian Activities by the Institute for International Sport, Equine Boulevard’s Holly Thompson leagues horses with riders of all experience levels during comprehensive lessons. Horseman-hopefuls can attend classes with up to five other students, where teachers tailor curriculums to accommodate individual goals, abilities, and decibel levels of horse whispers. Lessons aim to build confidence and equip students for further study and equestrian competitions.
Lessons take place on a 16-acre facility stretching across indoor arenas, outdoor riding rings, and trails leading into surrounding state forests. Students should arrive neatly dressed for lessons with a helmet, long pants, and boots, with their hair securely fashioned and their muttonchops tastefully trimmed.
Recently appointed as the World Scholar-Athlete Games' 2011 Deputy Commissioner of Equestrian Activities by the Institute for International Sport, professional horsewoman Holly Thompson lends riders and their maned compatriots a wealth of stallion savvy on Equine Blvd.'s sprawling 16-acre estate. Thompson and her staff provide a hay-scented potpourri of services, including riding lessons, training, equine appraisals, and witty narrations of The Lone Ranger screenplays. Equine Blvd.'s facilities shelter four-legged clients in a barn replete with 12 climate-controlled stalls before hooves boisterously navigate indoor arenas, outdoor riding rings, and picturesque trails leading into nearby state forests.