For centuries, horseshoes have been associated with good fortune, which is why homeowners hang them over doorways and brides lob them at groups of their single friends. Get hitched with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $25 for two group horseback-riding lessons (a $70 value)
- $45 for four group horseback-riding lessons (a $140 value)
- $125 for a one-week kids’ riding camp for one (a $300 value)
- $225 for a one-week kids’ riding camp for two (a $600 value)
The 45-minute group lessons are available at beginner and advanced levels. Neophytes tack up and warm up their horses with instructors before getting comfortable with walks, trots, and canters. Once familiar with their horses, advanced students tack up and warm up their steeds before the lesson begins, so they can devote the whole time to more complicated techniques for competition or safe pleasure riding. Kids’ camps immerse children in a week of equine fun, filling each day with riding and theory lessons and teaching youngsters how to feed and care for the horses as they help out with daily chores. A mini show rounds out the week, letting campers show off what they've learned. All students are required to wear tight-fitting pants, boots with a heel (hiking boots and rain boots with heels are acceptable) and a helmet and to bring their own lunches. Helmets are included. Summer camp is held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates:
July 9–13 July 16–20 July 23–27 August 6–10 August 13–17
In the fall and winter, Groupon holders can attend a week-long Christmas camp, held December 30–January 4, or March Break camp, held March 18–March 22. Groupon holders can also apply the value of the week-long camp toward private lessons or various day camps.
Twenty-year horse riding veteran Alicia Harper and her staff of equine aficionados work together to create a comfortable environment where students can learn foundational riding skills. Their fleet of horses includes options for all levels and riders who are trained to compete in disciplines including dressage and show jumping. Focusing on safety, the staff offers lessons for casual riders interested in scenic strolls as well as more intensive instruction for those looking to compete. Regular theory workshops delve into the arcane aspects of caring for horses, and enthusiastic students are invited to help out around the barn, where they can learn about feeding, grooming, and losing gracefully to horses at games of canasta to keep their morale high.