Without horses, cowboys would be forced to whisper to wild Ferraris or hitch their stagecoaches to members of the Denver Broncos. Embrace equine transportation with today’s Groupon to Nova Quarter Horses in Mokena. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get a one-hour trail ride through the Forest Preserve District of Cook County in Tinley Park on August 14, August 28, September 11, September 25, October 9, or October 23 (a $100 value).
- For $69, you get five group lessons (a $165 value).
Nova Quarter Horses saddles up beginning and expert equestrians for lessons and rides on 10 acres of farmland outfitted with indoor and outdoor training facilities. On the one-hour trail ride, riders of any skill level amble down well-groomed riding trails through miles of green foliage in the Forest Preserve District of Cook County in Tinley Park. Get a new view of the local landscape from atop a noble steed, and catch glimpses of bashful wildlife such as deer, nature's famous horse-rake hybrid.
Expert instructors limit group lessons to 15 students so they can individually trot new riders through confidence-building exercises in English or Western styles and help experienced riders prepare for local competitions or freelance stunt work on public-access television shows. A variety of classes for riders 6 and older take place six days a week, and Nova Quarter Horses adds new lessons to the schedule when classes fill up. Pupils can canter across sprawling pastures lined with wooden fences or find shade in the 16,000-square-foot indoor ring so horses' hard-earned tans don't become sunburns. Riders should wear blue jeans and hard-soled shoes or boots, and Nova Quarter Horses provides all riders with helmets to complete equestrian outfits.
Nova Quarter Horses
A heated indoor riding arena and lighted outdoor arena form twin centerpieces for the 10 acres of sprawling farmland named Nova Quarter Horses. The contemporary digs host a spectrum of beginning to advanced riders for one-on-one instruction with the stable’s experienced on-staff riders. Each instructor welcomes riders into an encouraging, supportive environment for Western or English riding lessons, with the goal of instilling the confidence to continue on with training and the self-esteem to not casually accept a horse’s silent treatment. As such, each rider is encouraged to participate in the grooming, feeding, and saddling aspects of the sport—necessary skills for any serious rider.