Folk wisdom about looking a gift horse in the mouth is obsolete, now that horses are no longer bred to belch blinding ammonia. Enjoy improved equine exhalations with this Groupon.
$179 for One Week of Half-Day PEP or Standard Equestrian Camp ($395 value)
Each staff member wrangles four or five campers to relay grooming, tacking, and barn-management techniques between two or three daily rides. Kids earn badges according to their burgeoning skills and knowledge. Half-day camps run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. See the full camp schedule here.
Groupon purchasers may also upgrade to a full-day camp, which includes more trail time and optional dips in the pool, or register for additional weeks at the stables for a a 25% discount, space permitting.
Seaton Hackney County Stables
Miles of trails snake through the verdant woods surrounding Seaton Hackney County Stables. It's an ideal setting for riders to amble peacefully on horseback or to showcase the skills learned from the full-service facility’s multiple levels of classes. A staff of seasoned equestrians imparts English- and Western-style horsemanship techniques during frequent camps and lessons, introducing pupils of all ages to Seaton's stable of more than 35 resident horses. The staff also shepherds guests on guided trail rides through those idyllic woods or leads offsite excursions to explore area parks.