Riding a horse is just like riding a log with a saddle on it, only the exact opposite. Learn to mount and maintain a majestic equine marvel with today's Groupon: for $79, you get three 45 minute group riding lessons and an evaluation at Louisville Equestrian Center (a $160 value).
LEC's group lessons match up riders of similar skill sets to create a collaborative and sociable learning environment. Helmed by Betsy Webb, a American Riding Association Level III–certified instructor, her classes are tailored toward riders' needs. After an evaluation (a $35 value), you'll be able to choose from more than 30 lesson horses. From Arabians to Saddlebreds, LEC's stalls are brimming with breeds suited for saddlemates of all ages. Stick with one for all three lessons (a $120 value) or play the field so you'll gain the experience necessary to become an equestrian stuntman for local car commercials.
Classes take place at LEC's expansive and picturesque facilities. The only public riding facility in Louisville's East End, LEC is 28 acres of saddlebacked bliss. Groupon purchasers can also get 15% off the ever-popular pony parties if redeemed within one year of starting lessons.
Louisville Equestrian Center
The Louisville Equestrian Center is the realization of a childhood dream for owner, operator, and adept horsewoman Betsy Webb. Now found in the familiar confines of the Red Barn Arena, the center is home to a team of dedicated staff members and instructors. Nestled less than 20 minutes from Louisville in the rolling country hills between Taylorsville and Mt. Washington, the arena provides a picturesque setting for private and group lessons for all ages and experience levels. During these sessions, trainers illuminate horse-handling and riding fundamentals with the help of the center's stable of horses. Camps and clinics engage equestrian youngsters aged 4 and older, and pony parties entertain kids with experiences more rewarding and memorable than trying to ride a pile of My Little Pony action figures.