Introductory Horseback Riding Lesson for One, Two, or Four from Destiny Equestrian (Up to 78% Off)

Destiny Equestrian

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In a Nutshell

Skilled instructor teaches riders from ages 5 and up the basics of bonding with and riding a horse

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. No weight limit. Helmet included. Boots are not included but are mandatory. Closed toe boots with quarter to half inch heel. Subject to availability. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $29 for one-hour introductory private lesson for one person (up to a $110 value)
  • $55 for one-hour introductory private lesson for two people (up to a $220 value)
  • $99 for one-hour introductory private lesson for four (up to a $440 value)

Joining as a member grants access to multiple locations, including ones in Stouffville and Aurora.

Western Horseback Riding: Of Hats and Herding

Many equestrians specialize in Western riding. Learn what that means with Groupon's introduction.

Determining whether a rider is practicing the Western style of horsemanship requires no particular expertise. Rather, it requires a look at his or her hat. That’s because the attire of Western riders is typically inspired by the cowboys of the Old West, who developed a specialized riding style that riders continue to practice in competition today, performing for judges who assess their mastery based on a number of parameters. Taking the reins in one hand and maintaining light tension on the horse’s mouth, riders sit tall and straight and give direction to the horse by shifting their weight in the seat. Horses earn high marks by responding willingly to these subtle cues and by demonstrating a smooth, easy athleticism through the gaits of walking, jogging, and loping. Unlike English riding, for which riders “post,” or rise and sit in rhythm with each stride, the Western style and its large, comfortable saddles allow riders to sit through the entire jog.

Modern competitions in Western riding test more specialized skills as well. During barrel racing, riders compete to negotiate a series of turns around barrels in the shortest time possible. To measure roping abilities, riders attempt to lasso a steer at high speeds. All these nuanced events are designed with the same idea in mind: to replicate the tasks cowboys once needed to succeed at their herding responsibilities.

Destiny Equestrian

Destiny Equestrian blankets an 86-acre stretch of countryside populated by dense woods, hills, a racetrack, and grassy paddocks. In other words, it's a natural setting for teaching natural horsemanship. The outfit's instructors use the bucolic setting and its indoor and outdoor riding rings to coach students on the riding styles of dressage, hunter/jumper, eventing, and the basic Western seat. Once riders know what they're doing without consulting the Post-it notes all over the horse's mane, they can direct their steed onto the numerous riding trails that branch outward from the complex. When visitors return to the grounds, however, they can also participate in camps, birthday parties, and horse shows.

Customer Reviews

Excellent!! Flexible riding schedule, amazing. Can even bring my 4 year old on some days I can't find a sitter!
Erica M. · February 19, 2015
She is very helpful
Faisal I. · August 13, 2014
Call ahead to confirm your reservation after it is booked. It was a great experience.
Monique N. · August 8, 2014
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    Destiny Equestrian

    15443 Ninth Line

    Whitchurch Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4

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