Horses are some of the most perceptive animals, as evidenced by the saying, You can lead a horse to water, but you can't explain his intimate knowledge of your childhood fears. Tap into equine insight with this Groupon.
- $45 for one day of horseback riding camp (a $90 value)
During camp—which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.—kids aged 8–14 learn all aspect of horsemanship, from safety and grooming to tacking and riding, and also enjoy arts and crafts, recreational swimming, sports, and other activities. Snacks and drinks are also provided and precamp and postcamp care is available for an additional fee. Summer camps run from June 10–August 16.
The owners of Starfall Ranch not only share a bloodline, but also the opinion that budding equestrians should evolve at their own pace. Consequently, personalized instruction forms the cornerstone of private and group lessons that take place within two acres of scenic grounds. Riding sessions are calibrated according to ability—novice students learn basic skills such as tacking and grooming, whereas advanced students acquire intricate knowledge of topics such as bareback riding and parallel parking. At summer camp, the trainers teach English-style riding to entire crews, interspersing instruction with swimming and trail rides.