Four Riding Lessons or a One-Week Riding Camp at Willow Pond Ranch in Soquel (Half Off). Multiple Dates Available.

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Linda F. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed June 9, 2018
I took my nephew here for riding lessons and to learn to car for horses. He was quite nervous, but Valerie was very patient and encouraging. By the end of his first lesson, he was ready to come back. The horse Val gave him was gentle and beautiful.


Kathryn F. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed February 28, 2018
Valerie is excellent. I’m 28 and starting lessons for the first time, going in knowing nothing and she has been so patient and non-judgmental. I’ve continued to take lessons there even after my Groupon was up because the atmosphere is so welcoming to beginners of all ages!


Alice T. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed January 11, 2018
The instructor Valerie is wonderful, patient, and an excellent teacher. She provides a variety of experiences and choices.

What You'll Get

Horsemanship was once a vital skill, much like the ability to avoid sailing off the end of the earth or discern which pizza trees were poisonous. Master an ancient art of survival with this Groupon.

Choose from the Following Options

$130 for four consecutive one-hour weekly small-group riding lessons (a $260 value)
$325 for five days of summer riding camp (a $650 value)

Choose from the following camp dates:

  • June 18–22
  • June 25–29
  • July 9–13
  • July 23–27
  • August 13–17
  • August 20–24

During camps, days begin with morning lectures followed by grooming and tacking instruction. Next is an hourlong group riding lesson, after which riders untack their horses and return them to their stalls. Campers then participate in a horse-centric arts-and-crafts session and eat their lunches, then participate in nature activities and a horse-skills lesson while munching on provided snacks. Camps are held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Four consecutive weekly classes teach a merry band of two to five saddle sitters aged 6 and older to build a partnership with their mounts as they learn to communicate, pick up essential riding techniques, and discover how to tack and care for the horses.

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy multiple as gifts for riding-lessons option. Limit 1/visit. Must activate riding-lessons option by expiration date on Groupon; lessons expire 4 wks from activation. Valid for option purchased. Reservation required 10 days in advance. Subject to weather. 48hr cancel notice required. Must be 6+. Must sign waiver; under 18, guardian must sign waiver. Not valid for clients who have ridden at ranch in past 12 months. Some experience required for June 25 camp. Classes must be used by same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Fox Horsemanship

Founded by equine enthusiasts Jordan and Valerie Fox, who draw on more than 15 years of experience in training and rescuing horses, Fox Horsemanship's trainers provide rich educational experiences during lessons and day camps. At the redwood-ensconced ranch’s riding school, students are matched with one of 6 gentle horses and ponies after instructors consider skill level, personality, and quality of whinny.

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