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.
Choose from Four Options
- $25 for one private 30-minute introductory or silver-level horseback-riding lesson ($45 value)
- $65 for three private 30-minute introductory or silver-level horseback-riding lessons ($135 value)
- $55 for one day of kids' horseback-riding camp, valid on Saturdays ($100 value)
- $499 for a ranch party for up to 10 kids ($1,195 value)
During camp—which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays—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. This Groupon is valid for the January 11, February 8, and March 8 camps. View a list of things to bring along here.
The three-hour ranch party, meanwhile, grants up children one hour of controlled riding time with two horses, and approximately 30 minutes afterward to decorate their steeds with animal-safe paint. The party also includes two on-hand attendants, and tables and chairs for food and beverages.
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.