One or Three One-Hour Private English-Style Horseback-Riding Lessons at Lessons by Jessie (Up to 49% Off)

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Sarah Q. · 2 reviews HELPFUL REVIEWER
· Reviewed September 10, 2017
Jessie is amazing. She really loves what she does. I started with this groupon now I'm a regular student. Great experience!


Chris · 1 reviews
· Reviewed May 13, 2018
Took my two boys for the lessons. They learned the basics of how to groom and ride. Jessie was patient and an excellent instructor. They both had a great time. I would highly recommend going here


Dawn K. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed May 12, 2018
Jessie is amazing with my two boys, ages 8 and 11. They are learning to take care of the horses as well as ride them and we couldn’t be happier with our experience. I highly recommend lessons with Jessie as she is kind and patient. She loves what she does and it shows!!

What You'll Get

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  • One-Hour Private English-Style Horseback-Riding Lesson
  • Three One-Hour Private English-Style Horseback-Riding Lessons

English Horseback Riding: From Cavalry to Country Club

Horseback-riding lessons can focus on the English style. Read on to learn more about the style’s unique qualities and history.

Though practiced in competition and for pleasure all over the world today, English-style horseback riding originates with the traditions of the European military cavalry. As such, english riders tend to ride horses that are larger than their American counterparts (who mostly practice a style known as Western riding) and trained to be much more obedient—invaluable traits on the battlefield and in the competition arena. Riders traditionally don a hunting cap or helmet, a fitted jacket, breeches, and tall boots before clambering into the saddle—built smaller and lighter than Western saddles to give the horse more freedom of movement and closer contact with the person. Textbook english equestrians sit tall and straight, directly keeping firm control of the horse with the reins. English riders also “post the trot,” rising from the saddle slightly to avoid the gait’s often uncomfortable bounces.

The English style appears on the world stage in both judged and nonjudged competition. Depending on the event, riders negotiate a series of balletic movements or obstacles while judges assess the horse’s obedience, responsiveness to the rider’s cues, and agility—attributes that complement the sport’s time-honored emphasis on elegance and decorum. Nonjudged sports include classic horse racing and polo, which uses english tacking and features some elements of the style.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 180 days. Must be 4 or older. Must sign waiver. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Closed toed shoes required. Long pants required, encouraged to bring change of shorts. Bring water. Signed waiver required. Lessons are offered on Monday, Friday, and Saturday in the mornings and afternoons. Call to schedule lesson. Appointment required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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