What You'll Get
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 $30, you get a one-hour private horse-riding lesson (a $65 value) at Hunter's Haven Farm in Groveland.
Hunter's Haven Farm houses a full-service equestrian center to help budding buckaroos acquire the skills needed to properly care for and command a trusty steed. Students get a feel for the saddle and practice basic riding techniques with an emphasis on safety atop predictable horses that won’t end lessons by revealing they were a pegasus the entire time. The experienced instructors impart riding advice to absolute beginners and novice eventing riders, with kid-friendly coursework for children as young as 8 years old. Riders train in a well-equipped facility boasting cross-country fences, a galloping track, and indoor and outdoor riding areas for year-round lessons even during month-long blizzards cast by weather warlocks.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 9, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 add'l as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Hunter's Haven Farm
Hunter’s Haven Farm sprawls across multiple acres of verdant farmland in Groveland, fostering a bucolic atmosphere dedicated to teaching equestrian riding techniques in lessons for riders 8 and older. The center’s two horse whisperers call upon three decades of training and riding experience to coach students in the center’s dual riding modalities, hunt seat and dressage. Hunt seat displays the horse’s prowess while running flat or jumping over small hurdles; dressage leads steeds through sequenced movements that showcase their natural impulses, whether running freely with a rider or stopping to vote “neigh” in a local election. The farm’s facilities encompass an indoor arena, cross-country fences, and a galloping track. Students can also guide their steeds around a lit outdoor ring or practice circuits around the onsite dressage ring during private or group sessions. A petting zoo lets children take guided pony rides or meet friendly goats and pigs.