We offer English riding lessons to adults and children at the beginner to low intermediate level on a limited basis. Beginner classes are taught in the basic centered riding style. Riding outside the ring is offered as part of our lesson package after riding skills have been evaluated.
We use our Norwegian Fjord horses for lessons. Although technically large ponies, they are substantial enough to carry almost any adult without difficulty. Fjords are a gentle and quiet breed of horse. They are well suited for lessons as they can carry a beginner child for a leadline lesson or jump a 2 1/2 foot course for an adult at the intermediate level. Currently we only teach leadline and basic beginner lessons on our horses given our own time constraints. More advanced riders can use our horses in lessons with our trainer, Helen Hayn, if her schedule permits.
Lessons are taught in small groups up to a maximum of 4 riders. Our lessons are offered exclusively through Culpeper County Parks and Recreation. Please contact them for schedules and prices. In 2018, we will only be offering lessons in the spring and summer. We will not be offering fall lessons.
All riders must sign a liability wavier prior to riding, as well as wear a helmet and hard soled shoes. We have helmet for our riders to use.