Horse Riding Lesson FAQ

Do you have lesson horses?
We have well trained lesson horses for different levels of riders. Many of our students have their own horses boarded at the stable.

Do you offer private lessons?
Private lessons are available on a lesson horse or your own horse.

Do parents need to stay?
Parents are not required, but are welcome to stay and watch on our bleachers. There is a radiant heater above the bleachers to keep spectators warm.

When do I need to arrive for my lesson and how log do I stay?
Students must arrive at least 1/2 an hour before the lesson to catch their horse, groomed and tacked up. Tacking assistants given for beginner and novice riders. Lessons are 1 hour and usually take place in the indoor arena. You must also plan on staying after the lesson to untack, groom, blanket & turnout.

What do I need to bring for my lesson?
All students must have their own properly fitted ASTM approved riding helmet and boots with a minimum 1/2″ heel (paddock boots, ropers or cowboy boots are preferred, but rubber boots with a heel are acceptable although its difficult to put your heel down in rubber boots). Hiking boots or winter boots are also acceptable, provided they safely fit in stirrups and have a heel. The arena is heated to the freezing point in the winter so horses don’t overheat, so wear warm layers in the winter, including gloves and headbands. The spectator area is heated separately.

Funding for lower income

Our lesson program is supported by Jump Start.  Contact Jump Start to see if you qualify for assistance with their program