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$39 for Two 45- to 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons ($80 Value)
Riders hop in the saddle of a friendly lesson horse for instruction lasting up to an hour.
Triple Rise Equestrian Center
Beautiful sylvan surroundings and ample training space greet visitors eager to jump in the saddle for Triple Rise Equestrian Center’s hunter/jumper lessons. Owner Rachel Marcotte, an Equestrian Studies graduate of Centenery College, ensures that her grounds and programs stay orderly and ride-ready. This focus on professionalism is what first attracted the University of Oregon Equestrian Team, which now calls the center its home turf. Though fit for highly competitive equestrians, the center also caters to the everyday rider with tailored programs and lessons. Students learn proper technique inside a 70 x 200m indoor arena or in the large outdoor arena, trotting upon footing that’s replaced every six months in order to keep it fresh and cover up any tracks to the platinum horseshoes that are buried in the middle. Youngsters ages 6 to 12 can also make a smooth foray into the sport or brush up on already-acquired skills during five-day summer camps.