Vail Meadows Equestrian Center

Birmingham

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In a Nutshell

25-acre farm immerses weekend visitors in nature activities & riding lessons teach students horsemanship essentials

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to weather. Must be 6 or older for lessons, 8-17 for weekend camp. 220lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Horses require human guidance to keep from brushing against barbed wire, eating poisonous rocks, and galloping triumphantly into the ocean. Take the reins with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $45 for two beginner riding lessons for anyone older than 5 (a $90 value)
  • $125 for a weekend overnight horse camp for a child aged 8–15 (a $250 value)<p>

Beginning riders learn horsemanship essentials and western riding techniques. Camp visitors participate in a weekend of nature activities including horseback-riding lessons, scavenger hunts, crafts, and nature walks along with meals, 24-hour supervision, and a gender-segregated sleeping area.

Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Vail Meadows Equestrian Center a spot on Groupon’s Best of 2011 list.<p>

Vail Meadows Equestrian Center

At Vail Meadows Equestrian Center, experienced trainers employ a holistic approach to horseback riding and instruction to help riders to develop life skills and live healthfully. Its 25-acre farm abuts the Maumee Bay State Park bridle trails, allowing riders to explore tree-laden mazes in addition to open pastures. Ducks, goats, and pot-bellied pigs roam the landscape, peeking into the historic 1893 barn while students improve concentration and problem-solving skills through therapeutic sessions. In another barn, beginners bond with new four-legged friends over the western riding techniques they have just mastered. Programming also includes riding opportunities for veterans, field trips for classes of students, and weekend horse camps for teens and adolescents. During camp sessions, young visitors participate in farming- and nature-related learning adventures before retiring to a warm indoor bunk, preventing them from having to rely on starlight to read copies of The Iliad written in hieroglyphics.

Customer Reviews

The ways that they are helping disabled children is amazing. There helpful nature just radiates the area and makes you want to be a part of it all, even if just for a little while. Keep up the good work!
Holly C. · August 15, 2012
Superb staff and experience.
Beverly A. · March 28, 2012
Nice job!! Thank you!! I will be back for more!
Lisa K. · February 20, 2012

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