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
- $22.49 for one 60-minute group horseback-riding lesson (a $45 value)
- $79.99 for four 60-minute group horseback-riding lessons (a $180 value)
- $184.99 for a one-week children’s horseback-riding day camp (a $375 value)
Day-camp sessions for children aged 4 or older are available the weeks of June 3, June 10, June 24, July 8, and July 15. Full-day sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Kids are required to wear long pants and closed-toed shoes and to bring their own food and water each day.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
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.
“Very knowledgeable and excellent with kids. My 9 year old loved it and wants to go back.”
“It was a great experience. Everyone there was pleasant and knowledgeable about everything regarding the horses. They were also very patient.”
“What a great time for everyone... Bring your water, it's hot out there! Highly recommended.”