The horse and buggy was a popular method of early transportation, far surpassing the bug and buggy, which could barely move and was often destroyed by squeamish gunslingers. Saddle up with today's Groupon to Fantasy Farms in Jupiter. Choose between the following options:
- For $22, you get a 30-minute, private, beginner riding lesson (a $45 value).
- For $32, you get a one-hour, private, intermediate riding lesson (a $65 value).
For more than 15 years, experienced trainers at Fantasy Farms have stressed safety and sportsmanship to mold novice riders ages 5 and up into confident equestrians. The 10-acre Fantasy Farms facility equips saddlers and saddlees all with the materials needed for an extensive education in equitation, including a dressage ring, jump ring, and cross-country practice area. Horses are ready to ride upon students' arrival for a beginner or intermediate lesson, having been tacked and given an encouraging pep talk. Private lessons allow savvy trainers to give pupils their undivided attention, and an included helmet ensures riders are appropriately garbed to perform celebratory touchdown dances.
Under the expert guidance of owner Meredith Waring, Fantasy Farms has had numerous successes in horsemanship competitions. Additionally, her foray into therapeutic riding services, started in 2004, has also seen a number of valuable achievements.
Fantasy Farms Equestrian Center
The instructors at Fantasy Farms Equestrian Center help students become comfortable with horses both on and off the saddle. During private lessons, instructors focus purely on riding technique. And during more advanced horsemanship and riding sessions, the educators show serious riders how to tend to essential horse-maintenance duties, such as remembering to top off the tank with unleaded hay. The Fantasy Farms team also shares equine enthusiasm in the form of therapeutic riding sessions, which give children with autism and other cognitive disabilities the opportunity to pet and ride horses in a safe, controlled environment.