What You'll Get
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 $75, you get a one-hour horseback-riding session for two, followed by a couples’ wine and cheese tasting (a $150 value) at Mead Farm in Stamford, Connecticut.
Established in 1928, Mead Farm provides lessons and riding time for beginners and experts, educating budding equestrophiles and catering to old horse hounds' galloping needs. Taking place every Friday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., between May and September, the couple’s horse ride makes an excellent romantic outing or opportunity to get on the good side of a horse-riding probation officer. The evening starts with a brief introduction to equine care, covering mounting tips, how to control a distressed horse, hoof care, and Pegasus-wing clipping before sweethearts are sent on their way, securely astride their noble steeds. Twosomes are then guided by a member of the Mead Farm staff on a one-hour ride. Upon return, sweethearts are treated to a one-hour wine and cheese tasting with other couples, delighting taste buds with piquant pours and delicious dairy bites while basking in a horseback-ride-generated romance aura.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. May not book until 5/2/11. By appointment only. Must wear provided helmet. Must be 21 or older. Must complete waiver upon scheduling. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.