Horsemanship was once a vital skill, much like the ability to avoid sailing off the end of the earth or the ability to discern which pizza trees were poisonous. Master an ancient art of survival with today’s Groupon to Hunters Pointe Farm in Westfield. Choose from the following options:
- For $22, you get a one-hour horseback-riding lesson for one (a $45 value).
- For $40, you get a one-hour horseback-riding lesson for two (a $90 value).
- For $89, you get a one-hour horseback-riding lesson and breakfast for four (a $205 value).<p>
At Hunters Pointe Farm, equestrian Robin Lawrence and other trained professionals draw upon extensive equine knowledge to lead students of all experience levels on veteran show horses during one-hour private lessons. The school equips riders with all the necessary gear, aside from long pants, hard-soled shoes, and an English–Whinny dictionary, before introducing students to their noble steeds amid 35 acres boasting indoor and outdoor facilities. After riders climb aboard broncos, instructors guide them through riding basics or more advanced hunter, jumper, and equitation techniques. Hunters Pointe Farm treats classes of four to a hearty breakfast of juice, coffee, bagels, croissants, and fruit while mounts munch on traditional horse breakfast fare, such as grass or chocolate-chip pancakes.
Hunters Pointe Farm
Hunters Pointe Farm takes advantage of its 20 acres of picturesque farmland, using it as the backdrop for teaching proper horse riding. The farm is helmed by Robin Lawrence, a trainer with 35 years of experience who’s in the process of receiving an official United States Equestrian Federation judge’s card. Here, equestrians of all experiences and backgrounds can learn more about the sport on multiple trails, two jumping field, or inside an indoor arena. Lessons range from introductory sessions that go over the equine basics to more advanced elements of horsemanship, such how to neigh a top 40 single. If you’re interested in jumping into the world of horse ownership, the farm has a number of animals available for sale at any given time.