What You'll Get
Contrary to conventional wisdom, one can in fact look a gift horse in the mouth, now that the mouth no longer houses the retina-scorching nuclear reactor that powers the horse. Get an eyeful of equine incisors with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get an evaluation and two riding lessons at Stepping Stone Farm at Galway Downs in Temecula (a $205 value).
The expert equestrians at Stepping Stone Farms acquaint human with horse through riding lessons on a 240-acre facility outfitted with 11 arenas, cross-country trails, and a racetrack. A thorough evaluation first outlines the student's horseback-riding aspirations, whether it's to ride competitively or leisurely, before the instructor devises a custom curriculum. In private or small-group lessons, introductory riders mount their steeds and start building basic skills such as trotting, prancing, and electric sliding. Instructors can challenge experienced riders by honing their techniques in hunter, jumper, equitation, and dressage disciplines. Participants may bring their own horse or pick one of Stepping Stone Farm's highly trained, warm-blooded sports horses that provide companionship rivaled only by mail-order friends. With today's deal, Groupon buyers also receive 15% off additional packages should they wish to continue their training.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 21, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. Subject to weather. 200lb weight max. Must sign waiver. If bringing own horse, haul-in fee is included , but grooming, equipment, boarding, and tailoring is not; horse must be up-to-date on shots. Lessons are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Stepping Stone Farms
Stepping Stone Farms helps new riders develop a life-long love of the equestrian arts by providing riding lessons in a positive, supportive environment. Lessons cater to kids and adults of all experience levels, even those who've never sat astride a real horse before, instilling them with the necessary skills they need to become a confident rider, while also teaching them courage, focus, and team work. In addition to working with novice riders, Stepping Stone's instructors can also challenge experienced riders by honing their techniques in hunter, jumper, equitation, and dressage disciplines.