Horses were once considered man’s best friend, but after the invention of the dog, the horse was rebranded as man’s eccentric, oat-obsessed uncle. Take a journey with the kindest of kinsmen with today's Groupon: for $59, you get two private lessons at Havencrest Riding Academy Inc. (a $118.65 value) in Oakville. During their time at this idyllic public English riding school, students learn riding basics such as tacking up, riding, the proper procedure for putting away their horse, and making chaps look cool. Students spend the first 30 minutes of each 90-minute session learning to prepare the horse and themselves for riding. A private riding lesson takes up the next 30 minutes, and the final half-hour covers putting the horse away. Certified instructors focus on safety and skill-learning. Havencrest Riding Academy is owned and operated by Chris Delia, a Grand Prix rider and veteran jumper. Call ahead for a reservation.
382 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W
Oakville, Ontario L6M 4K3Get Directions