$150 for Five Private Lessons or Five Group Lessons at Joni Fitts School of Horsemanship ($325 Value)


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In a Nutshell

  • Nationally certified facility
  • Knowledgeable instructors
  • English & Western riding
  • Accommodate ages 6 & older

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Promotional value expires May 4, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Subject to availability. Must be 6 older. 250lb weight max. Must sign waiver. New clients only. Lessons are non-transferable. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 $150, you get five one-hour private lessons (a $65 value each) or five 90-minute group lessons (a $325 value) at Joni Fitts School of Horsemanship.

The Joni Fitts School of Horsemanship employs the equine knowledge of ARICP-certified instructors as they guide students through the realm of English- and Western-style riding. Making teaching and safe horseplay their business, these gurus can help riders beef up equestrian skills during five private lessons or five group lessons. Students are taught the finer points of stallion care including hoof maintenance, equipment use, and how to properly curtsey to the horse before saddling up for each session. Ample guidance and personal attention ensure safe colt-carriage rides while instilling proper riding techniques, and an eclectic menagerie of horse folk challenges every level of rider on a course equipped with trotting poles, trail paths, and decoy carousel animals that keep classes moving at a steady clip.

Regularly cleaned bits and saddles arranged by number are neatly hung from the wooded walls of the facility, providing a tranquil and organized educational environment. Each of the school's steeds is assigned multiple bridles to accommodate the various styles of riding, including Western patterns, English jumps, and the long forgotten art of Arctic tundra burrowing. All students are required to wear pants and boots or shoes with a heel during their lessons, and helmets are supplied for all riders.

The Joni Fitts School of Horsemanship

Seeking a way to share her love of the equine arts, Joni Fitts opened her school in 1980, living by the motto "Teaching is Our Business" while helping riders discover the nuanced craft of horsemanship. Her instructors—all of whom are certified by the American Riding Instructor Certification Program—lead students 6 and older in riding programs tailored to all skill levels, covering both English and Western riding styles. Programs are not breed specific, helping students get to know different horses' gaits, idiosyncrasies, and favorite seasons of The Real World.

In addition to running her school, Joni is also a certified CHA site visitor, a designation that lets her qualify aspiring ranches for accreditation by the Certified Horsemanship Association and the American Horse Sign Language Society.

Customer Reviews

I really enjoyed riding at this stable. Friendly helpful staff. Nice facility.
Char G. · March 12, 2017
I had an excellent experience at the Joni Fitts School of Horsemanship and would highly recommend it for adults and kids alike looking for lessons. I was nervous and had some anxiety about horses going in but Amy was a great instructor and made me feel safe and comfortable the whole time. I really enjoyed my experience and plan on continuing horseback riding lessons with Joni Fitts.
Melissa F. · August 19, 2016
We LOVE Joni! Everyone at the stable was so nice and helpful. Joni is an excellent teacher for my daughter and she loved Banker, they were a perfect match. Wish we could go every day....You will Love it!
Tracy C. · April 24, 2016
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    3701 E Pinnacle Peak Rd.

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