What You'll Get
Horses were once considered man’s best friend, but after the invention of the dog, the horse was rebranded as man’s eccentric, oat-obsessed uncle. Take a journey with the kindest of kinsmen with today's Groupon to Showcase Equestrian Center in Eads. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get two one-hour, private horseback-riding lessons (a $150 value).
- For $20, you get one admission to A Day at the Farm, a day camp for children ages 4 and up that takes place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon (a $40 value).
Showcase Equestrian Center boards horses of many different breeds, providing riders-in-training lessons in hunter, jumper, or three-day eventing riding styles and visitors the opportunity for safe, educational equine interaction. During a one-hour private lesson, equestrians of all levels of expertise can gain valuable in-stirrup experience on a well-schooled lesson horse, accompanied by a personal instructor versed in techniques such as Western, English, and Hands-Free. The lessons also show long-face fanatics how to properly handle and care for their hoofed companions, as well as how to avoid common faux pas like mounting the steed from the wrong side or assuming that it's favorite television show is Mr. Ed.
Today's second option gives pint-size buckaroos a chance to mingle with stable steeds in an educational A Day at the Farm program. The three-hour camp begins at 9 a.m. every Saturday and schools squirts in how to approach a horse, horse anatomy, feeding, riding, and the most effective horse-walks-into-a-bar punch lines.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 4 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must sign waiver. New clients only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Showcase Equestrian Center
At Showcase Equestrian Center, instructors work to build solid and long-lasting relationships between students and horses through lessons, camps, and therapeutic riding sessions. Maintaining a focus on both events and safety, they help lead students to victory at championship competitions while also working with beginner through intermediate riders during private lessons that focus on riding and proper horse care. Lessons take place either on Showcase Equestrian Center's outdoor grounds or in its indoor ring, which features custom GGT textile footing—the same surface used during Olympic events such as dressage, jumping, and horse shot put.