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 $17, you get a one-hour horseback riding lesson (a $35 value) at Little Britain Stables, located in Burlington, Kentucky.
For more than 45 years, Little Britain Stables has taught aspiring equestrians the fundamentals of horsemanship on its 90 acres of paddocks and trails set on Kentucky’s rolling hills. This 60-minute lesson teaches riders of any age the basics in a supportive setting, with a savvy instructor who’s certified by the American Riding Instructors Association. Specializing in beginners, these equestrian educators teach riding for show or for fun, emphasizing safety at every level. The indoor and outdoor arenas at Little Britain Stables provide an ideal setting to learn a variety of different disciplines, including dressage, hunt seat, saddleseat, and western-style riding. The stables feature as many as 20 different breeds of horses and ponies, suitable for riders of any size or skill level, whether they’re a high-school student who has never ridden on a horse or a judge who rides into court on a majestic bronco. Instructor Stephanie England-Grey has received much acclaim for her charitable efforts—in January 2010, she rode a horse for 24 hours to raise money to benefit Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.
Stephanie England-Grey, Little Britain Stables' instructor, was mentioned by Fox 19:
- Stephanie England-Grey is spending 24 hours straight riding a horse around her arena at Little Britain Farms. She started at 5 a.m. Friday; she's raising money for Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti. – Fox 19