One or Two Group Horseback-Riding Classes, or Two Private Riding Lessons at Patch Wood Farm (Up to 51% Off)

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KB

Kirsten B. ·
Reviewed December 5, 2011
The staff was friendly and attentive! The horses were great and we had a wonderful time - definitely would go back!

TG

Tracy G. ·
Reviewed December 5, 2011
We loved it! Very nice people and the horses were sweet.

WA

Wendy A. · 4 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed December 4, 2011
Thanks Reya! I hope to call this week to get back on Moe! Wendy Ahlborg

What You'll Get


Choose from Three Options

  • $20 for one group horseback-riding class ($40 value)
  • $39 for two group horseback-riding classes ($80 value)
  • $48 for two private horseback-riding lessons ($90 value)

English Horseback Riding: From Cavalry to Country Club

Horseback-riding lessons can focus on the English style. Read on to learn more about the style’s unique qualities and history.

Though practiced in competition and for pleasure all over the world today, English-style horseback riding originates with the traditions of the European military cavalry. As such, english riders tend to ride horses that are larger than their American counterparts (who mostly practice a style known as Western riding) and trained to be much more obedient—invaluable traits on the battlefield and in the competition arena. Riders traditionally don a hunting cap or helmet, a fitted jacket, breeches, and tall boots before clambering into the saddle—built smaller and lighter than Western saddles to give the horse more freedom of movement and closer contact with the person. Textbook english equestrians sit tall and straight, directly keeping firm control of the horse with the reins. English riders also “post the trot,” rising from the saddle slightly to avoid the gait’s often uncomfortable bounces.

The English style appears on the world stage in both judged and nonjudged competition. Depending on the event, riders negotiate a series of balletic movements or obstacles while judges assess the horse’s obedience, responsiveness to the rider’s cues, and agility—attributes that complement the sport’s time-honored emphasis on elegance and decorum. Nonjudged sports include classic horse racing and polo, which uses english tacking and features some elements of the style.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires 150 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. New students only. Must sign waiver. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Appointment required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Patch Wood Farm


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