Mounted police opt for equine transportation so that they don’t have to deal with the squad car’s wailing thirst for gas and justice. Harness real horsepower with today’s Groupon to SunFire Equestrian Training in Woodland. Choose between the following options:
- For $59, you get two 60-minute horse-riding lesson (a $120 value).
- For $99, you get four 60-minute horse-riding lessons (a $240 value).
Competition rider and horse trainer Alana calls upon nearly 30 years of active experience to elucidate the principles of English-style equine mastery during private, one-on-one lessons at SunFire Equestrian Training. Students of all skill levels saddle up and mount one of the stable’s eight training horses, such as Pixie, a 5-year-old palomino mare with a passion for jumping, and Mighty, a mature bay gelding who pioneered the use of carrot-and-stick analogies in political debates. SunFire Equestrian Training’s covered facility opens its doors during lessons to protect riders from sudden downpours and errant horseshoe tosses.
SunFire Equestrian Training
After she was born, Alana Henley basically rode a horse out of the hospital. Hyperbole aside, Alana did, in fact, begin riding at the age of 2. She also began competing at the age of 6, and did so for years with great success. Eventually, though, Alana realized she had another talent: dealing with problem horses.
In 2006, she formally opened SunFire Equestrian Training at Fresh Start Stables in Davis. That same year, she crossed paths with a rebellious young thoroughbred named Derby. Not only did Alana transform Derby’s behavior and instill in him the importance of flossing, the two triumphantly completed events across the West Coast. Today, Alana remains a teacher—both to challenging young horses and to students learning how to ride. She pulls double duty at SunFire’s new facility, a sprawling, 40-acre estate in Woodland.