Horses and humans have worked together for centuries, transporting goods, fording rivers, and sharing the blame for the fall of Troy. Bond with the noblest of creatures with today’s Groupon to Fairhope Stables in Duluth. Choose from the following options:
- For $35, you get two 30-minute private horseback-riding lessons (a $70 value).
- For $45, you get three 30-minute private horseback-riding lessons (a $105 value).
- For $185, you get a two-hour horseback-riding party for up to 12 children (a $375 value).<p>
Rick and Valerie Adams and a team of seasoned equestrians teach stirrup sitters riding basics and diverse techniques on the picturesque grounds of Fairhope Stables. In private horseback lessons, Fairhope Stables’ experienced instructors pass on their expertise in riding styles such as saddle seat and driving, as well as their strategies for guaranteed wins in Connect Four. Mounted trainees can traverse the ring or venture into the indoor or the outdoor arena. Alternatively, opt for a pony party in which up to a dozen children spend time riding and grooming the manes of up to three well-behaved, single-horsepower vehicles. Call ahead to schedule lessons or stable soirees Tuesday–Saturday.
At Fairhope Stables, owners Rick and Valerie Adams train professional show horses and guide students through lessons tailored to their individual skill levels. Instruction centers on basics of saddle seat riding and driving. Indoor and outdoor facilities allow the teaching team to host lessons throughout the year. In addition to personal instruction, the duo welcomes aspiring riders between the ages of 7–17 for summer-camp sessions. Campers enjoy riding activities and discussion of topics such as safety, breed characteristics, and whether or not horses understand irony.