Horseback riding replaced horsefront riding during the War of 1812, when American soldiers realized they couldn't be taken seriously while being carried in adult-size baby slings. Giddy-up like a grownup with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $22 for an hour-long group riding lesson (a $45 value)
- $82 for four hour-long group riding lessons (a $180 value)
- $187 for one week of children’s summer riding day camp (a $375 value)
Day-camp sessions are available the weeks of June 4, June 11, June 25, July 9, July 16, and July 30. Its full-day sessions run from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Children are required to wear long pants and closed-toed shoes and to bring their own food and water for each day.
Hidden Acres Rescue for Thoroughbreds
At HART, Hidden Acres Rescue for Thoroughbreds, instructor Shannon Norris calls upon 30 years of riding expertise to guide students on instructional trots. In groups of six or fewer, they glean essential techniques for balance and safety and learn about steering methods to prevent horses from running off at the first sound of the ice-cream man’s bell. Norris also ensures that students practice barn safety, grooming, and general equestrian care. Lessons take place on the center’s open arenas and grass paddocks, which border a wildlife preserve that allows pupils to bond with the natural environment.