Horses and humans have worked together for centuries, transporting goods, fording rivers, and sharing the blame for the fall of Troy. Bond with the noblest of creatures with today’s Groupon to Sarkozi Training Centre at Sterling Meadows Farm in Virginia Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get one 45-minute horseback-riding lesson (a $50 value).
- For $65, you get three 45-minute horseback-riding lessons (a $150 value).<p>
Sarkozi Training Centre’s trophy-winning instructors partner with students aged 5 and up for 45-minute forays into the art of horseback riding. Before saddling up, beginners dive into topics such as equipment, safety, communication, and manual transmission. In contrast, intermediate riders spend the full time circling the arena and delving into traditional English riding techniques.
The stable provides helmets and horses for each rider, though pupils should come dressed for the occasion in long pants, shoes with heels, and optional bedazzled chaps. Scheduled lessons take place seven days a week come rain or shine. Sarkozi Training Centre’s 50 horses lavish in the luxury of pristine stables outfitted with private stalls, straw, and carrot-scented pillows. When not trotting in the well-lit outdoor arena or the expansive indoor training area, grazers meander through Sterling Meadows Farm’s four large turnout pastures.
Sarkozi Training Centre
Scott Sarkozi and his training staff groom their students for basic proficiency or state and national competition. Along with private instruction, the bustling Sarkozi Training Centre hosts private stables for more than 50 horses, who train in an expansive outdoor arena or a well-lit indoor training arena. After a long day of galloping, guest horses enjoy free time in one of Sterling Meadow’s turnout pastures, where they snack on grass and share betting tips for this week’s greyhound races.