Horseback riding, like tightrope walking, requires concentration, confidence, and evenly-weighted pocketfuls of sugar cubes and carrots. Sit high in the saddle with today’s Groupon to Glendale Stables. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get two one-hour horseback-riding or horse-driving lessons (a $60 value).
- For $75, you get five one-hour horseback-riding or horse-driving lessons (a $150 value).
High Spirits Farm’s professional crew transforms visitors’ wishes into horses with an educational medley of equitation and horseplay. Each one-hour class commences as jockey understudies meet, greet, and bond with their hoofed wingmen over curry combs, tack application, and whispered stock tips. Once steeds are gleaming and dressed to the nines, the stable’s world-renowned instructors lead learners through comprehensive lessons, deftly dispensing horse-handling pointers, safety tips, and etiquette advice for awkward gift-horse encounters. Budding cowpokes can buck earthbound exercise for trotting and cantering atop friendly broncos during traditional riding lessons, or gain a fresh perspective on horsepower behind the reins of a steed-drawn buggy. Depending on weather conditions, classes may frolic al fresco or in the spacious confines of a heated competition-sized indoor arena.
While it can be seen from the highway, High Spirits Farm treats guests to pastoral visages punctuated with winding trails and greenery. Pony-phobic sidekicks can opt to bypass class in an air-conditioned waiting area, fully equipped with transparent viewing portals, wireless Internet, and all-you-can-eat oats. Students should plan to wear long pants, toe-concealing shoes, and helmets (available on-site).
4550 N Glendale Dr.
Columbia, Missouri 65202Get Directions