C$75 for Three 60-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Westcott Equestrian (C$165 Value)

Murrayville

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In a Nutshell

Beginners and experts alike can feel comfortable in private one-on-one horseback-riding lessons offered year-round

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for customers active within the past 12 months. Must be 5 or older. Must sign waiver. Reservation required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must weigh under 275 pounds to ride. Indoor arena available. Valid only at Langley location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • C$75 for three 60-minute private horseback-riding lessons (C$165 value)

English Horseback Riding: From Cavalry to Country Club

Horseback-riding lessons can focus on the English style. Read on to learn more about the style’s unique qualities and history.

Though practised in competition and for pleasure all over the world today, English-style horseback riding originates with the traditions of the European military cavalry. As such, english riders tend to ride horses that are larger than their American counterparts (who mostly practice a style known as Western riding) and trained to be much more obedient—invaluable traits on the battlefield and in the competition arena. Riders traditionally don a hunting cap or helmet, a fitted jacket, breeches, and tall boots before clambering into the saddle—built smaller and lighter than Western saddles to give the horse more freedom of movement and closer contact with the person. Textbook english equestrians sit tall and straight, directly keeping firm control of the horse with the reins. English riders also “post the trot,” rising from the saddle slightly to avoid the gait’s often uncomfortable bounces.

The English style appears on the world stage in both judged and nonjudged competition. Depending on the event, riders negotiate a series of balletic movements or obstacles while judges assess the horse’s obedience, responsiveness to the rider’s cues, and agility—attributes that complement the sport’s time-honoured emphasis on elegance and decorum. Nonjudged sports include classic horse racing and polo, which uses english tacking and features some elements of the style.

Customer Reviews

Great facility, excellent instruction.
Kari S. · March 19, 2016
My child really enjoyed her lessons. Parents dress warm if you will be sitting and watching. It's chilly for an hour!
Victoria L. · January 31, 2016
Great first riding experience for my daughter. Katie is knowledgeable and friendly.
Rebecca S. · January 29, 2016
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    Murrayville

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    216th street

    Langley, BC V2Z 1R2

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