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Instructors teach saddling and riding skills in multiple disciplines, including therapeutic. Kids ride horses during a 2.5-hour party.

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Promotional value expires Jul 11, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 2 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. New customers only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Before man learned to ride horses, Western films ended with cowboys jogging into the sunset. Saddle up with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $25 for one 60-minute horseback-riding lesson (a $50 value)
  • $59 for three 60-minute horseback-riding lessons (a $150 value)
  • $99 for a birthday party for up to 12 kids (a $200 value)<p>

During each lesson, students learn the basics of approaching a horse, along with saddling, grooming, and riding skills. At the party, up to a dozen children get an hour of riding time and 30 minutes to feed and play with the resident farm animals. Groups can spend an additional hour eating BYO cake and ice cream or using the onsite grill to cook items brought from home.<p>

Mesa Vista Therapeutics

At the age of 5, Helen Messenger decided to run away. It wasn't the lure of Hollywood stardom or the call of the big city that drew her: it was the gentle demeanor of a horse pulling a wagon full of goods for sale. After that first encounter, Messenger's passion for horses melded with her eventual career as a pediatric nurse working with children and adults with special needs. As the president and founder of Mesa Vista Therapeutics (MVT), she introduces people of all ages and abilities to the joys of horseback riding. Messenger has partnered with veterinarian Dr. Courtney Belden, equine enthusiast Caitlin Woolwine, and massage therapy and acupuncture practitioners who cater to the needs of both horses and humans.

At MVT's SAS Center—a riding facility with an outdoor arena, indoor ring, 20 stalls, and two viewing areas—instructors train people with and without conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, and spinal-cord injuries in the basics of riding. Therapeutic lessons help to improve riders' range of motion, muscle tone, balance, and self-confidence. The MVT program has participated in Special Olympics Virginia and Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia horse shows, and is a North American Riding for the Handicapped Association–certified center.

The team also offers advanced instruction in hunter-seat, dressage, and Western riding, as well as boarding services for horses or motorcycles with active imaginations. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the compassionate team relies upon the generosity of volunteers and community donors.

Customer Reviews

My kids loved it! I need to schedule them both for more lessons and plan on doing it this week!
Kelly W. · October 30, 2013
I was impressed with their training. My daughter wants to go back.
Kathy G. · September 30, 2013
Very nice facility and great instructor.
Lisa S. · April 22, 2013
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    2650 Judes Ferry Rd.

    Powhatan, VA 23139

    +18045981543

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