Willow Pond Ranch

Santa Cruz

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In a Nutshell

Equestrian experts teach 2–5 pupils in weekly lessons; weeklong camp welcomes youths for 5 hours daily to learn horsemanship & riding skills

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.

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.

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.

Customer Reviews

Expecte nothing but the best I got 2 private classes for my little girl & she learned so much awesome teaching & very welcoming to the rest of my Kids on petting the horse's vary Great experience for my whole family Great place!!!!👌👌👌👌👌
Xiomara G. · March 27, 2016
Flexible schedules and patient instructors!
Sarah G. · March 22, 2016
My son loved his first class
Jenny P. · September 4, 2015
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    505 Alfadel Ln.

    Soquel, California 95073


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